The Night BEFORE Black Friday:
OK...I'm NOT one to get up early & go shopping freaking EARLY on Black Friday....BUT the ONLY gift for SURE I know I will be buying, so far was on sale @ ToysRus, (I found it online as an UNADVERTISED IN STORE special!!!!!) that stupid Doodle Bear that I'm sure L will discard in 5 min....but it's the only thing she has mentioned....it's $10 OFF the really cute one! lol
So I just might be dragging my booty up @ 5AM to snag one....plus scour the shelves for anything else that jumps out @ me.
I really have NO plans/ideas for gifts this year. lol BUT I have a $50 gift card for Toys R us so might as well get as much use out of it as I can.... + $7 left on another toys r us gift card. lol
ANYone else dragging out of bed early like a crazed mama bear to save a few bucks?
Black Friday Recap:
Up by 4:45 AM, out of the house by 5:00 AM. In line, @ ToysRUs for about 20 min. Wander around aimlessly, (well, tried too, not much room to 'wander') grabbed a few items, feel anxious w/ all the people. TOysRUs store layout is the WORST. It is speceficlaly designed to TRAP you in the store! lol I entertained the idea of dropping everything & just leaving 3x! Hoem before 7:00 AM. DH alarm went off @ 7:00 AM to head on out to work. lol
Ok that was SO totally NOT worth it! lol
I only spent $6.80 of my OWN $$$ cause I had those gift cards.
But...funny thing, that stupid Doodle Bear that L wanted, ok it was on sale only for the morning...well I went to get it & the regular priced cheap one was SO much CUTER than the on sale one but you better believe if *I* dragged my bootyliscious butt out @ 5am, I was buying the SALE one! lol
I might just return it later & exchange it for the cute one. lol
I got a couple other things for the boys but nothing particulalry special & they were on sale but they'd still be the same price tomorrow & Sunday. lol
I DON'T think I'll be doing that again next year....but you never knoooooowwww. ;-)
The ktbunch & I spent the rest of the day @ my dad's house getting the tree up & decorating. It was no easy task since we first had to FIND the decorations! lol My dad was working. It was the 1 month anniversary of my mom's death. I don't keep track of the dates like that but it is always in the back of my mind.
My brother gave all the kiddoes (ok & me too) each a ride around the block on my dad's new motorcycle. I made them take an 'oath' not to tell anyone or else they'd never get a toy or piece of candy again. lol I like to make BIG deals out of little nothings. :-) Oldest set up some of the outdoor lights & decorations. It has become 'tradition' for him to help my dad every year. He gets to climb up a ladder, get on the roof & do 'man stuff'. lololololol
They didn't get a chance to actually put any lights up outside, it was a hard day for my dad, so they will do all of that roof climbing tomorrow. Normally my dad buys a new BIG outdoor item each year too...I think I'll have to remind him about that tomorrow.