This year I scoured the ads and couldn’t find anything that seemed worth my while to get up at 4 am and fight the crowds in the cold, so I slept in. I don’t feel like I missed anything, as I did have to go out Friday afternoon to have my packing removed, and the traffic was still horrible. I’ll try not to go into too much detail about my teeth, but the packing was stuck and there was great tugging involved in getting it to come out. Then they were repacked! Fun.
We awoke, we froze, we ran, we watched them hand out the last right in front of our eyes, we were sad, we moved on, found some small things, drove somewhere else, stood in line for an hour and 40 minutes, (this time in the warmth of a store,) and we concquered! I’ve been toast the rest of the day! That pretty much sums it up….
This is one of the craziest things I have ever started, but I continue to do it. Early in the week, I was excited, and looking forward to shopping. Last night, after cooking all day, it was not top on my list. I was looking at the ads and making my plan around 1 am. Luckily, I had only one big ticket item for all 3 kids, and two stores had them on sale that were close in proximity to each other. One opened at 6, the other at 7. I thought it would work. I believed. And it did!
I shared this honored tradition this year with my daughter. Her first time to do Black Friday, I woke her up at 4:30 am. She popped right up! Why won’t she do that for school when she gets 2 more hours of sleep?! Anyway, we stood in line outside of Target for 1 hour and 12 minutes. Did I say that it was 28 degrees? Yeah, a bit cold. Actually, I swear my feet were frostbitten, because they hurt so badly. When they finally opened the door and we had to run, I wasn’t sure I could. But Brooke drug me! She was great! The fave part of that store is the warm Venti Chai Latte from Starbucks. Yes, Venti. It was so good! We only made it to 3 stores, but it was very productive. I want to say kudos to my friend Tiffany, because she was the ultimate power shopper. She was out yesterday morning, and today as well. Go Tiff!
We came home and I took a nap. Then Brian and Zach left for the woods again, and I had a funny thought. I always make fun of them for getting up at 5 am to go and sit out in the woods…………..but I got up at 4 am to stand in line outside of Target to get a bargain………when they go, they wear wool socks, thermal underwear, and insulated clothing and coveralls…………I had jeans, T shirt, tennis shoes, and a coat………mental note to self-Don’t make fun of them again!
Plans for tomorrow- My mom and dad are going to Red Lobster to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They asked us to come, but I’m so tired, and have some dishes to finish up, and Brooke is really wanting to get the Christmas stuff our. I don’t know yet what we’ll do, because I want to see them. I guess tomorrow is today now, so I should sum it up. I had fun with my baby girl today, and she is growing up so quickly. She amazes me! It’s something we don’t get to share a lot because she’s so busy with dance. I’m trying so much to instill a strong faith in my children, and pray they seek the Lord with all their might. They are all such a blessing to me, and I feel the weight to teach them these things. It seems that Thanksgiving and Christmas are difficult times for my husband, and I just pray fervently that his heart will be open to receiving Christ. That we can share the power of the Holy Spirit in our family, and praise God for everything. Blessings to you all!
I have been trying for a few hours now to upload some food photos, and I have come to the conclusion that I am computer illiterate. The only thing that I can accomplish is uploading the full photo. It seems everyone who wants to do that on purpose, has trouble with only a thumbnail coming up. I’ve tried, but now I need sleep. In less than 4 hours I’ll be out in the cold for Black Friday. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ll try to figure out the uploading stuff later today, and let you know how my first turkey was!