Saturday, November 29, 2008

Black Friday

So, I did succumb to the temptation of cheap flannel and went shopping at 6am yesterday morning. I must say though that it was actually fun this year. Instead of a tiny JoAnn's in Astoria I moved up this year to the larger JoAnn's in McMinnville. There were plenty of carts for everyone that wanted one, the staff was efficient and friendly, there was plently of room to move around and there was no one frantically grabbing at the flannel trying to get all they could. People actually spent their time looking at the flannel and deciding what they wanted instead of grabbing like crazy. It was a civilized shopping experience. At the most I waited 30 minutes in the cutting line and 5 minutes in the checkout line! I also branched out this year and looked at and bought more than just flannel because I had time to look around without worrying that I needed to save a place in one of the lines. I was impressed that I spent $80 and saved $180 by buying everything on sale. Erik wasn't so impressed, he always says I could have saved more money by staying home and not spending any....
Erik and I did brave Wal-Mart yesterday afternoon and it wasn't bad but I don't think you could have paid me to be there at 5am. My in-laws went, walked in and turned around and came out (and that took them 20 minutes), they said it was a nightmere. I'm excited because even though I still have a few things to make for Christmas I think we have all the shopping done. And as we were leaving Wal-Mart there were two adorable husky puppies for sale so Erik and I spent some time petting them...we think we might get rid of (or eat) our chickens and get a dog. We did pass up the husky puppies but it was really hard.

4 comments:

mama griffith, said...

good call on passing up huskey puppies..they arnt exactally a family friendly dog. Im glad to hear you 'bought into' the shopping. Astoria was so much better than last year! no one pushing, and not as many people there.

Macaroo42 said...

I stayed home.... But Maggie's already been the recipient of an AWESOME coat bought on sale for the wrong person. :-) All because of Black Friday.

Danz said...

Ooh what fun!

Michelle Dante said...

It was a nightmare! People were pushy and somewhat irritable, and you know me, I'm not really pushy, so I lost sight of my mother for a little bit. I decided not to panic 'cuz I figured I'm 20 years old now and 20 year olds don't freak out 'cuz they lost their mommy in a store! =O)