Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


This morning I watched the Macy's parade, and I saw Santa, while the turkey cooked in the oven. Around noon, Mom, Jason, and I headed over to the Mariam's house. We ate too much, went for a walk, and played cards, and then ate a little more. I headed home this evening by way of the craft store (whoops), and then perused the ads. I'm sure I'll be out at 3:30 tomorrow morning....or should I say-this evening, and I'll be hitting some of the black Friday sales. I will attempt not to lose too much of my money, my Christmas spirit, or any portion of my moral conduct tomorrow as I brave the crowds in attempt to save a few bucks, and kick the Christmas season off with some excitement!

4 comments:

Margaret said...

Great picture!

Msheepers said...

How did your Black Friday shopping go? Get any good deals?


This is probably the first year that I've ever done the getting-up-crazy-early thing on Black Friday, and I don't think I'll do it again.

I offered to go w/ Jason to Best Buy to stand in line for one of those limited items. We got up at 12:45 am (after about an hour and half of sleep; wonder why I even bothered...) and got there a little after 1 am. Jason sat in line in a lawn chair w/ his laptop and I (gratefully) was allowed to stay in the slightly warmer car; I played games on my cell phone. About 4:30 am we found out that our time was basically wasted - we didn't get a paper for the item we were waiting on. That sucked.

We still went into the store and did some other shopping, grabbed breakfast about 6:30 am from Chick-Fil-A, did a little more shopping until about 9:45 am when I just wanted to go to bed. We both finally crashed a couple of hours later in front of the TV. We meant to do some more shopping later that day, but it never happened.

After this experience, I can confirm we're definitely more productive on Black Friday when we follow our normal routine and go out mid-morning. That way we miss all of the early birds and the long lines at the check-out.

Christy said...

Nicole,
I had similiar experiences! I've been going to the sales for more than ten years, and I've always been able to nab what I was going for, no matter how big or little, but this year every store didn't have what I needed-no matter how big or little. I picked up a few things, but nothing I was really planning on getting. I don't know if the stores had fewer items, or if people were more aggressive. One store I went to was Walmart, and we got there thirty minutes before the sales begun, and they'd already opened up all their crates, and given all the items away! It was insane, much like you....I think I'll watch sales more carefully next year, and perhaps avoid the early morning outing...we will see if I can resist the lure, BUT it was a much different experience for me, usually-I'd say it is worth it!

Christy said...

Nicole,
I had similiar experiences! I've been going to the sales for more than ten years, and I've always been able to nab what I was going for, no matter how big or little, but this year every store didn't have what I needed-no matter how big or little. I picked up a few things, but nothing I was really planning on getting. I don't know if the stores had fewer items, or if people were more aggressive. One store I went to was Walmart, and we got there thirty minutes before the sales begun, and they'd already opened up all their crates, and given all the items away! It was insane, much like you....I think I'll watch sales more carefully next year, and perhaps avoid the early morning outing...we will see if I can resist the lure, BUT it was a much different experience for me, usually-I'd say it is worth it!