I didn’t even see it coming.
On Tuesday I posted about bypassing the deals offered by retailers on Thanksgiving Day. And then, on Thanksgiving Day, gravy loving Americans came out in droves to shop the internet for lump free gravy. Oh, the irony of it! A good kind of irony. They googled, binged, asked jeeves, went to Pinterest and they came to my site! OMG on Thanksgiving morning this site saw over 100 visitors. By after the Macy’s Parade another 100 and then by after Thanksgiving dinner still another 100. And the day wasn’t even half over. I have always known this post that first appeared in 2011 was my best seller, but yesterday saw a notification from wp “Your stats are booming!” with the little crooked arrow pointing upward.
Another bit of serendipity that I didn’t see coming. On Wednesday as we sat by the fire enjoying D2, SIL and GS2′s first day of visiting, we received a call that the realtor was coming with another kind of shopper, house hunters! He gave us two hours notice. D2, SIL and best friend across the street sprang into action. Yes, things were not completely presentable as baby gear and luggage were spread all over the house. That white tiled kitchen floor needed sweeping, vaccuming and my favorite…ugh…mopping. For good measure I popped in the ham for our Thanksgiving Eve dinner with the oven set at 225. Daughter lit candles in strategic spots. By 2:45, we dutifully vacated. And a little after 3:00 the realtor called to say. “Georgette, it smells wonderful!”
Let me take you back 27 years. It was Thanksgiving Eve that Rick and I house hunted our home and couldn’t wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put in an offer. Oh the irony of it! Confession: I write about not shopping over the Thanksgiving holidays and then, I’m reminded, 27 years ago my husband and I made the biggest purchase of all!
Yes, this site saw traffic yesterday. Wednesday, too brought some very welcome traffic. When you least expect it…God has a sense of humor, I think.