November 18, 2010

Let the Holiday Race Begin!

Hey Ya'll!

Happy Thursday to ya and I pray that you're having a blessed week as we head into the busy Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!!  I can't believe that one week from today we'll be gobblin' down turkey and all the fixins', can you?? YUM!!
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My Walmart grocery store was feeling more like Nascar speedway this morning! Grocery list fisted and focused shoppers were zooming around all over the place feverishly piling copious amounts of all the traditional Thanksgiving fare into their shopping carts as they wizzed by me in reckless abandon!  It was turkey and ham mayhem in my local Walmart today, let me tell ya!  I'm thinkin' about asking the manager to equip the carts with horns, blinkers, bumpers and those beepers that go off when you put it in reverse  or at least require hand signals when changing lanes! LOL!  As you can imagine, I grabbed my few essential items, put it in high gear, zoomed through the self check fast lane and raced right outta there! Whew!  

As I was exiting I had a hankering for a cup of coffee and since there's not a Starbucks close by, I decided to put it in neutral and take a pit stop in the instore McDonalds and grab a decaf and refuel  while reading the paper and see what's happening in the world.  I rarely do this, so I took my time as I sipped my mediocre Ronald McDonald java, read USA Today and people watched, all the while wishing I'd taken the drive to Starbucks to get my pumpkin lattee fix.  And, lo and behold! While reading my paper I came across some great news that made my lattee lovin' heart leap and am so excited to pass along to all my wonderful holiday lattee lovin' bloggin' peeps!  Today thru Sunday from 2-5 pm Starbucks is having a BOGO (buy one get one free) on all their yummy holiday drinks!!!  Glory hallelujah and pass me another pumpkin or gingerbread lattee with extra whipped cream, ya'll!!

So what better way to gear up for the holidays than to grab a buddy and race on over  to Starbucks and get your holiday lattee groove on (or go by yourself and drink them both...JK! LOL! : ))!     I'll be there with holiday bells on!  And, uh...I'll take a pumpkin scone with mine please! : ))

Rev up your engines, buckle your seat belts and let the holiday race begin, ya'll! Zoom! Zoom!

Hugs and Sweet Holiday Blessings!


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Beth E. said...

We don't have a Starbucks nearby, but our family will be driving the "the big city" either Friday or Saturday. I'll be sure to take advantage of the special then!

I can't believe the holidays are almost here...I'm soooo not ready. And, for the record, I detest going to Wal-Mart this time of year...ugh! ;-) said...

Oh we have Starbucks every two miles round gets to be funny! Some across the street from each other so you don't have to cross the street...we must need a lot of caffeine...well I am a chia tea drinker at Starbucks and I do enjoy my tea!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving...and thanks for the heads up!!

Cathy said...

Now see, I wish I liked coffee because that sounds so good, but alas I just don't. :(

Sandy said...

Jackie, I hope you and your family
have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks for letting us know about
the Starbucks deals.
Love you,

Andrea said...

Hope you have an awesome Holiday/Thanksgiving! I am thankful for you and so many more who have prayed for me, encouraged me, and sprinkled love all around my blog the last few months. May GOD bless you, richly!
Hugs, andrea

Jackie said...

Hi, my name is also jackie, and that is how I found you on blog frog. I just clicked your follow button. Love your site.

LisaShaw said...

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Lol this was SO CUTE! I can just see you weaving in and around shoppers and while sitting at McD's reading the Starbucks NEWS! lol - - did you gasp or clap or shout for joy while sitting in their competitor's dining room? hee hee

Happy Starbucksing my friend.

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Funny, Walmart is like Nascar! Thanks for sharing!

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Between 2 and 5 p.m. buy 1 and get 1 free for a friend.
I love you.

Sharon said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

And thanks for the heads-up on the Starbuck's deals! YUMMY! I'm a big fan of this instant cappuccino mix that I get at a local swap meet. It comes in all these different flavors - including banana nut, pumpkin spice, and a new one for the holidays - chocolate mint. OH MAN!! I would drink gallons a day if it didn't make me as jittery as a cat in a dog park!!


Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Jackie, cute post! and yes the Walmart trip will cause one to need something! Ha-Ha! And I just cannot get into Mcdonald's coffee, last wk. I stopped by there w/ 2 of my grands., thought I would try their new coffee latte's and I just was'nt sure!(NOT)! So when I go to Tyler I go to Starbucks!! Yea!! but ~ yes the Race is on! Let's run it with God's strength, girl! not our own! I seem to get more tired than I used to~ maybe I am getting older! LOL!! have a wonderful Sunday Praising Jesus!

Walk In Truth said...

Hi Jackie,
I want to wish you a very wonderful, memorable Thanksgiving with your family.

Michele Katherine

Deborah Ann said...

Hope you had a rockin' T-day! And I LOVE your new blog background. YOU rock, Jackie!!!

Donetta said...

My car will be parked in the garage.
Sewing machine will be humming however. Merry Chirst-mas

Andrea said...

Walmart and Nascar...yep, that is what it has been like in Richmond, Va. Just stopping in to say: I deeply appreciate all your prayers. You are an awesome sister in Christ! Please keep them coming. There is much going on in my extended family and one of my best friends has just been diagnosed with re-occurring breast cancer. I am spending a lot of time trying to help her, right now.
Hugs, love and prayers, andrea

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