I usually have the family over for a Thanksgiving feast the Sunday before Thanksgiving and then relax around the house for the full 4 day Thanksgiving weekend that I usually have. But I just FIRED from my job the Friday before Thanksgiving and it has been the most hectic Thanksgiving yet!
We've been moving slowly from Indiana to Tennessee since last spring (move a horse trailer full of stuff about once a month). But we just sold our house in Indiana and had to be out by the Monday before Thanksgiving (closing date). We figured we already had half our stuff moved so we should be able to rent a moving truck for the rest. We had a moving party on Saturday and loaded up the moving truck (we got the largest one available) - but of course not everything fit. We had planned for DH to drive the moving truck and for me to drive the pickup truck pulling the horses. But instead of loading the horse trailer with horses, we loaded it with the rest of our stuff and sent the horses over to the neighbors for a couple days.
So the Sunday before Thanksgiving we drove from IN to TN, then on Monday we unloaded everything into the barn in TN. We spent the next couple days organizing and unpacking and recovering. Then Thanksgiving we drove from TN to IN. On Black Friday, we picked up the horses before sunrise and drove from IN back to TN. I was a little concerned we might run into some Black Friday traffic - but it was fairly easy driving.
Why would anyone go out to shop on Black Friday when you can order online and have it delivered to your house? DH did have a computer monitor go bad just before moving and noticed the one he wanted was on sale (online) Thanksgiving day. He managed to order it right be fore we left for IN.