Sunday, November 29, 2009

Turkey and Gliders and Sales...Oh My!

So Thanksgiving has come and gone this year. We ate, we saw, we conquered...and I'm worn out. Places to go, people to see...I'm sure you all understand. We are fortunate to have both sets of parents living in the DFW area, however it can still be a whirlwind of a time trying to see everyone. I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families...can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? And what better way to kick off the Christmas season than to go shopping on Black Friday, right?! It's not so much a tradition of mine to go shopping on Black Friday, but the last several years I have gotten up with all the other crazies and braved the sales. This year I checked out the ads early and really didn't see anything worth getting up at 4:00 am for, especially on my day off. That is until I got the Toys R Us/Babies R Us ad. I was flipping through to see if there was going to be anything good on sale and there it was...50% off a glider set! Um, hello? What? Those suckers are normally $300! That means the set would be on sale for $150, starting at 5:00 am on Black Friday. As you may or may not know, I am expecting and due in March. I've already been looking into baby furniture, car seats, pack-n-plays, name it, I'm on it. So this discovery really got my mind racing...should I get up and go get it? My decision wasn't made until the morning of...I set my alarm for 4:30 am and laid in bed for a little bit trying to decide. I finally gave in, got up, threw some clothes on (because there was no way I was going to actually get ready that early), and headed to Babies R Us. I got there about 5:15 and they had 3 gliders left and fortunately they had the color I wanted too. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! Woo hoo. I left there so excited that I decided to brave Target. HA! Not sure why b/c again, there wasn't anything in their ad that made me want to get up and go shopping. But I did it anyway. Fortunately I found a Christmas gift for Scott's sister that was on sale and a few other things. Yeah! I headed to check out and that's when I almost decided to put everything down and just walk out. The lines were ridiculously long, which wasn't all too surprising, but I just didn't want to deal with it right then. That's when I noticed that they were checking people out in the jewelry department and that line wasn't long at all. Well come to find out it was because they only were taking cash at that register. So I opened up my wallet and counted my money...thankfully I had returned some things earlier in the week and they gave me cash back...I had just enough and got out of there in no time. I was back home and in bed by 6:30 am. I did get out later that day and went shopping with my mom...we braved the mall this time. (We're such big girls.) All in all my Black Friday shopping experience was quite successful. Did you get up and go shopping on Black Friday? If so, what crazy sale did you take advantage of?


1 comment:

  1. Glad you got a glider!! Now when you give Baby O guilt trips later in life, you can add Black Friday shopping to the list. :)