Saturday, November 27, 2010

Missing Black Friday

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One of favorite things to do each year is go Black Friday shopping. After dinner on Thanksgiving evening, I plan out where I want to go and what I want to buy. I lay out my clothes, my plan and advertisements ahead of time. And then I set the alarm. Hubby even packs me food!

Yes, I'm a Black Friday shopper. It may sound crazy, but I love shopping the day after Thanksgiving. It puts me in the mood for Christmas and I can usually finish up or put a big dent in my Christmas shopping list.

Black Friday is the one day of the year I think it's normal to wake up at four o'clock in the morning to stand in line in the freezing cold with all the other bargain-hunting shoppers.

But not this year.

I decided to stay home and revise my manuscript instead. I spent the entire day and evening writing. I didn't even head to the stores later in the day to see if anything was left as I did last year when I was on deadline for Christmas Magic on the Mountain.

It wasn't easy. Those flyers from yesterday's paper kept calling to me. But I resisted. My bank account thanks me, but I missed hitting the stores and scoring a with a perfect present on super sale.

Two years in a row now I've missed the early morning be there when the doors open. Last year though I headed out a little later and still managed to get what I wanted. Let's hope I'm not under deadline again next November and can be in line with all the other crazy shoppers!

Did you go shopping yesterday? If so, did you find any bargains?

4 comments:

Jane said...

I don't shop on Black Friday anymore. We ventured out one year to hit the outlets that were opening at midnight and it was a madhouse. I'll stick to shopping on Cyber Monday.

Melissa McClone said...

I have purchased a couple of the lightening deals on Amazon today. Gives me a break from revising. I've never done Cyber Monday, but may see what's offered.

Back to work!

Brandy said...

I don't shop on Black Fridays- the crowds, the traffic all make me so nervous.
I hope you can shop next year, your post seems a tad wistful for it.

Blessings for a pleasing weekend!

Dru said...

I didn't go out like you caught some great deals on Amazon and other online retailers.