Morning Meanderings… What Crazy People Do on Thanksgiving
Or for me….
that would be good night.
Yesterday was a super fab day. Our youngest College son came home and spent the entire day with us, eating too much good food… watching movies, and playing board games.
at 9:30 pm… we headed out into the cold Minnesota night to do what only crazy people do… hit the sales. This is only my second time doing this and as I sit now in my recliner with sand filled eyes… I remember why I have not made this a yearly must.
It’s cold. There is a TON of crazy people in the area I live in. The crowds. The pushing. The crabbies. The lines. Did I mention it’s cold?
it is also crazy fun and Walmart at 10 pm Thursday night was hilarious. We could not even park in the super center parking lot… instead we parked across the highway at JC Penney’s and walked over.
The people were pushy to say the least and the crowds were probably “fire marshall worthy”… I found none of the items that were on my list as I could not get through the people. My son Justin found a few movies and a board game.
Then we went to Target…. also crazy but in a different way. They did not open their doors until midnight so at 11:30 pm we found our way to the back of the line that then wrapped around the front of the building. All I can say is thank God there was no snow or wind… I don’t think I could handle it.
When we did get to go in – kudos to Target for having a plan. They had people directing traffic, aisles taped off to keep us from getting grid locked and I went right to the movie sections without feeling I was taking my life into my own hands. We left Target with movie purchases and a new IPOD home for me. That was happy shopping.
We swing in, and quickly out, of Best Buy. They are just too congested in their set up anyway to be able to do Black Friday right. While I did pick up a movie I would have liked to have – I would rather pay full price for it on a different day then wait over an hour (I am sure) in their crazy long line.
We were home by 1:20 am… and I was in bed by 1:45 am.
It’s not over.
I was up at 5 am, waking Justin and we were out the door by 5:15 am to go the Mennards sale. Mennard’s had the one thing I really wanted and my husband was buying it for me for Christmas… but it was my job to face the crazies and go and get it. Not a problem for someone just as crazy.
This time we were again in a line probably farther back then we were a few short hours prior at Target. Again we were thankful for no snow. It was cold… and I wished I was in Florida for Black Friday shopping… but it was doable.
it paid off. I get the Cricut machine I had wanted for $119. I picked up several cartridges for $12.99 each. Justin and I had fun, it wasn’t too crazy and we were back home by 7:15 am. He is already back in bed… later we will go do lunch. I am writing this post and going to catch a couple of hours of sleep myself.
The weekend will be much quieter and I am excited to catch up on a few reviews and checking out the blog world to see what you are all up too.
Anyone else crazy enough to pull off the sales? Oh please share the stories!