Going out on Black Friday is a tradition that I really enjoy. Today, I took my mother to a few stores in the Schenectady area. The crowds were minimal, unlike the mall crowd so it was a lot of fun! We saw many signs that the holiday season is just around the corner! The shops and hotels are decorated, the restaurants are festive and Proctors is having "A Christmas Carol" performed. This holiday season could be a difficult one for me personally; however, it was off to a great start today! Thank you to my friends and family for keeping me busy...please don't stop!