I'm with you, Cheryl. And I looked through all the ads to be certain
there was no compelling reason to go out there and stand in a line a
4:00 a.m. in the dark and the cold. Did not see a single thing that
was truly needed here.
Donna in Virginia
Definitely no shopping today. Not even the grocery store.
I finally finished the Lily Sampler. Maybe I'll get around to preparing it
for framing, maybe not.
I think this will be a perfect day to try to get some work done on a Dolly
Mama that a friend asked me to make for her.
I knew I'm in the right group! Couldn't pay me enough to go near a store
today. I tell everyone we're celebrating "National Buy Nothing Day."
Though the news reports this morning (with live updates on how full each
of the mall parking lots is) would have me believe I'm being
unpatriotic, because our national economy depends on me going to the
mall *today* to spend, spend, spend...phooey.
We're having our Thanksgiving feast today (Friday) with extended family.
My contributions: sweet potato souffle and a chocolate cake, chocolate
frosting. (The cake I made last night didn't turn out, so I just baked a
second one this a.m.) Gotta go frost it now. (Non-traditional, but
chocolate is never out of style and never OT, right?)
Looks like I'm the oddball. While I didn't head out at 0 dark thirty
this morning (and I could have since I went to bed just before four)
I'll definitely go shopping. I love going out the day after Thanksgiving.
I do agree that there was nothing much in the ads this time. And I
didn't even see one for Michaels, which usually has some very nice coupons.
Cheryl Isaak says...
I just came back from Joann's. I needed/wanted some sewing supplies and
everything I wanted/needed was on sale plus I had a 20% off coupon for
total purchase. Even more importantly, I ran into two friends who both
gave me some tips about putting cording around pillows -- those tips
were worth the wait to pay.
I need a special note card for a special piece of correspondence, so I
will mosey over to University Art later to see what they have pre-made.
If nothing appeals to me, I'll go to the other art supply store across
the street from them and look at their fancy papers with an eye toward
making my own.
I may even pop into Newsbeat to check on British stitching magazines.
But I am not crazy enough to go anywhere near the mall.
.Didn't do the 4 am stuff (that IS nuts), haven't gone to the mall
(drove past - I live about a mile away), but have gone to the framers
and plan to do Joanns while dd is swimming.
DH and DS are off camping, so it's me, dd and the dogs. Getting lots
of stitching done - later I am going to work on my quilt.
Even the grocery store was crazy here. We did go to the satellite
Post Office and then went to lunch about 1:00 pm and there was almost no
one there! After that we stayed home and decorated. CiaoMeow >^;;^<
PAX, Tia Mary >^;;^< (RCTQ Queen of Kitties)
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I stayed away from the mall, and my worst wait-in-line was about a minute.
Newsbeat - for the new British XS magazine
OfficeMax - they'd given me a save $25-on-$125 coupon, so I got printer
cartridges and colored paper that can be used for crafty stuff
Longs Drugs - pain patches and cards
Mixed Bag - a ladybug for Cheryl
University Art - triumph, finally found the pretty notecards I was after
Art Ellis - more pretty paper for crafty stuff
Count me in as another oddball......a couple of years ago, we started
the tradition to get up at five a.m to go shopping the day after
Thanksgiving or "Black Friday"!! We were more curious than anything
else to see firsthand what it was like at the shops on the first day
of holiday shopping frenzy.....for us going to Joann's wasn't that bad
as the store had extra personnel on hand to take care of the
crowds.....however, we haven't experienced the malls and doubt we'll
ever do that!!
For me, it was going to the local Joann's superstore to buy fat
quarters and other odds & ends such as sewing machine needles, some
interesting buttons, etc.....most of all I get to buy dozens & dozens
of colorful fat quarters at .50=A2@ along with co-ordinated fat quarter
bundles of all sorts of "designer" prints & colors.....the 20% off
coupon on total sales is a major plus......this year I "saved" $32.00
on top of the already 50% off sales prices!!
Then we went to Borders (books) next door since it opened at 8
a.m.....after that we went to Trader Joe's (a food market) as they
opened at 9 a.m for fresh orange juice, a loaf of multigrain country
bread and other goodies for a nice brunch at home.....after that we
flopped into bed for a nap to make up a little lost sleep.....all in
all it was a good start for the day! We spent the rest of the day
unpacking, moving and shelving "tons" of books, cleaning and working
on the house.
Am I the only one on the newsgroup who was at work that day? So, I
guess I did stitch...during my lunch hour.
There's no way I'd go shopping on Black Friday. I'm not much of a
shopper to begin with and to torture myself like that? No thanks! :)