My husband and I have been "black Friday" shoppers for the last five or six years. Well, this year we were Gray Thursday shoppers. I'm not sure that I like the fact that the businesses are now trying to one up each other by beginning their deals earlier and earlier. I do like the fact that I don't have to get up to go shopping at 5am to get the deal I'm after. Why can't they all just start at 8am on Friday morning? There really wasn't anything I was after this year and didn't really want to go, but Patrick insisted that we get an IPad. I'm learning how to use it and for some things I love it. Other things like the internet are just way better on my PC.
Then we also went shopping on Saturday to K-Mart and Penney's. We got some new sheets for our bed which was a good deal and Andrew got some snow pants for hunting and being out in the cold. At Penney's they always have their jewelry on sale this time of year and I bought another necklace and earring set. Loving that. Their pajamas were on sale and so my dearest thought that everyone should have new PJs for the family picture. Let me explain. My niece Liz is going to be taking our family pictures. She was really excited to do something with a Christmas theme. I wasn't sure I wanted that, but want to help out her portfolio so decided that I want a picture with everyone in PJs or bathrobes as if it were Christmas morning. So....all the men are getting new pajama pants and the kids are all getting their new jammies thanks to their Papa. I think it'll be a great photo! By the way, there will be a photo with us all dressed up in our nice clothes as well.
I love the deals to be had in the days following (and now also on) Thanksgiving. But, it could wait a few more hours. Let those employees have some time with their families too. I officially believe that Gray Thursday should be outlawed!
5 days ago