Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday! Not this Momma!!

I am fascinated by people who have the energy, strength, stamina, and will to take on Black Friday. I'm not that strong...mentally or physically. I found a camera on line (mine died a couple of months back and I'm bumming off whoever will let me around here!) and so I decided to get up at midnight to get it on line. That is the extent of my attempt at Black Friday. But my daughter told me not to bother...not to ask questions....just forget it. I think that means Santa might deliver one!  YIPPEE! So with that...I did nothing for Black Friday! I watched it on the news (people being trampled and people camping out), and I heard stories about it. My niece in law and her momma went to Toys R Us at 9:50 p.m. to get in the doors at 10:00...they sat in their car for 2 hours waiting on the line to go down just to get IN the door. Got in at midnight and then put someone in line immediately as the line to check out ran around the perimeter of the store.  They got 4 items, made a stop at Walmart on the way home and 2 of the items were cheaper at "Walmart's Everyday Low Price!" Go Figure! 
How was YOUR Black Friday! Are you a snoozer who misses out like me or were you up and out the door at midnight?


I also did not hit Cyber Monday.  Any updates on that one? 
My shopping is not complete, nor is it even half done. I'm still waiting on some lists from some people in my family. I won't mention names...they know who they are! But I'm not stressed...I'm telling myself it is not worth the stress! It will all get done! 

And I'm patting myself and my helpful hubby on the back because:
*We did get Fall/Thanksgiving boxed up and carried to storage.
*We put up lights before December and before it was freezing outside. That normally doesn't happen around here!

So what is there left to do....
*Bake
*Wrap
*Cook
*Shop
*Decorate
*Mail cards
*Put up the tree
*Family picture
*and ....
*and ....

Darb and I are starting a Proverbs study. 31 Proverbs....31 days in December! Want to join us? 

Happy Monday! 

1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 






3 comments:

Dee said...

Your wise to not get caught up in the shopping madness...there will be tons of sales later and I bet Santa is bringing a camera. :)

Lacey said...

Santa doesn't tell his secrets.

GardenofDaisies said...

Ugh!! I avoid stores on Black Friday!! I guess I am not a huge shopper to begin with, and the thought of braving long lines just to save a few dollars... forget it! For me, the Friday after Thanksgiving is the official beginning to the Christmas season and I like to use that time to listen to music and start decorating the house. This year I am making an attempt to keep the decor a bit more simple, so I can focus on the real reason for the season. In a couple more days I will let you know if I succeeded.