Nov 28 2008
I had written a nice post, but it somehow did not save. It is so frustrating when these things happen, so here’s my best effort at rewriting it:
Black Friday. I haven’t gone out into the masses of people to snag deals in years, probably not since before we moved here to the edge of the universe. I used to get up and go out with my Mom and one or both of my sisters. We always had a good time and ended with a nice breakfast before going our separate ways for the day.
This year, Alex wanted to go with me. There was one, maybe two things that I was even considering to be worth the effort of getting up many hours before the sun. So, last night, I tried to get to bed a little early. I set my alarm for 3:30 am and thank goodness that I couldn’t sleep and had been watching the clock, because I had forgotten to turn the sucker ON!
So, I got up, went downstairs, woke Alex up (she had slept on the couch for some reason). The corn stove had gone out, and when I tried to restart it, I found that it was broken! We made a couple of cups of hot tea and headed out into the cold darkness at 4:15 am.
I was able to get the two things that I had wanted from the first place we went. After that, we hit a bunch more stores. I was really tired, Alex looked tired, but insisted that she didn’t want to go home yet! Somewhere in the middle we stopped and had breakfast before continuing on. The last place we went didn’t open until 9 am, so we kind of stopped at places along the way. After we went to that last store, we headed home. Alex, the lucky duck, fell asleep in the car and slept about half way home. We returned home close to 10:15 am. Ray was working on fixing the corn stove (he did!) and Phoebe was watching cartoons. These two didn’t get up until about 9:45 am or so.
I know that a lot of stores are having their online sales too. Cyber Monday is coming, I have no idea what may or may not turn into a good deal. Amazon is still having their sales
I have to say that while we go out, we have a good time. I feel very lucky that we were never witness to any of the crap that happened today in other places. There was a man who was trampled to death at a store in Long Island and a shooting in a toy store in Southern California. It is such a sad, sad commentary that any people would think that any deal or sale was worth something like that. Seriously, is that toy, television, or whatnot really worth a life?
Good luck and may peace and goodwill be with you!
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