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Life: Escapades of Thanksgiving/Black Friday…Thursday

I am sorry for not blogging sooner about my Thanksgiving escapades. I am just now catching up on my sleep and brain activity. As my twenty-seven year old son said,”Mom, I can see your hamster has fallen off its wheel”, after my many attempts to carry on a conversation. However, my hamster is now back on his wheel and I no longer fall asleep in mid-sentence.

I bundled up at 4:30 am for my first outing of the Thanksgiving Black Friday…Thursday…Sunday, well you get what I mean. 🙂 Just as I am getting ready to go my husband says, “we are out of milk  can you get some?” I told him I would pick some up at Kmart when I am there. Oh heck no, he doesn’t “like” the taste of Kmarts milk! He would have seen a big ole stink eye had he walked in the room, I can tell you that! So I had to take a detour to Winco to see if they were open, on my way to Kmart. Yaaeee, they are open until 3 pm; will go back after Kmart shopping.

After standing in line with ten other early shoppers the door finally opens at Kmart. Almost everything I was searching for was hard to find, only a few of each, or the price wasn’t what was shown on Web site. I am trying to stay in the ho ho holiday spirit, but when Auntie RV gets up at 4:30am sometimes her half-full cup starts to spring a leak just a tad. So I start humming a Christmas song… “its the most wonderful time of the year” to try to plug up the leak. Not working! Nonetheless, I am at the check out when I notice the register  “geesh, I must not have calculated very well!”” The checker then lets me see the read-out. She had charged me twice for TWO different items…”its the MOST wonderful TIME of the year!” I also ended up telling her to take one of the other items off  as it wasn’t the item I had wanted and I had second thoughts on. I look at my watch and  oh geesh, I should be home getting the turkey in the oven! I text my son, “tell Dad to take the turkey out. I will be right home after picking up the milk!” I get home and notice the turkey isn’t out. However, I also notice that I had not changed my watch to daylight savings time; Yaaaeeee, I have forty minutes to put my feet up.

I have to say, Thanksgiving dinner went fantastic. I got to use my Temptation Casserole dishes (black style) from QVC which I got for Christmas last year, everything looked so purddy, the food tasted yumsterlicious and the left-overs fit so nice in the fridge.I rested up while my sons played some tank game on the Wii for hours and hours AND hours. I fell asleep on the couch, woke up and thought it had to be 11 pm. Nope, it was 8:30. Ha ha!

I did not do the midnight shopping, so I was good to go for the 4 am shopping. First Lowes to pick up the six  98 cent poinsettias and hubby’s gift, where I lost one of my favorite brown gloves at the check out. 😦 Then off to Target, to use the Target gift card that my son had given me for my birthday, to now buy him something for Christmas. Last stop is to Rite Aid to get the $3.88 popcorn tins. Are you kidding me?! They don’t open til 7 am and it is 5:55 am.  Don’t they understand that my hamster is having issues and is about to fly off its wheel at any moment? As a result, I head home and wait until they open.  I get there and grab the popcorn tins, stroll by the M&M’s and Kisses that I would love to get and yet, no; you have to buy 4 to get the good price and heck NO Auntie RV does not buy things unless they are at the good price.

I return home and my hamster is no where  to be seen and I try to rest while the boys are still playing the tank game. THEN…husband gets all grumpy…guess why?? …come one guess?

“This is the first time we (meaning me) have not put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving!” he grumbles. Guess what I did?…come on guess? Yep, stink eye alllllll the way!

And yet I keep reminding myself, “this is the MOST wonderful TIME of the year.” 🙂

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV

Life: Black Friday…Thursday?

Yes, I am one of those who stand in line freezing my tooshie off just to get my beloved family gifts. However, I don’t know what to think about this “new” time for black Friday. I mean, it could be good or bad; it’s all how you want to look at it. I could grumble about that NOW I will have to get up early(the open at 6am) to go to Kmart on Thanksgiving, then come home and do turkey day, read all the black Friday adds (even though I have gone online already), go to Target before they open at midnight and stand in line there which it is supposed to rain, then figure out what I should do between midnight and the 5 am opening of Lowes. But I shall take the high road. I will become Awesome Auntie RV and be thankful that not all the gifts I am looking for are at stores that have the same opening time; oh how that would suck.

I am pretty sneaky on how I prepare for my outing. I make a Christmas list and not just any list this is a secret code list; so no one can decipher it and some times it is so good I forget what it means. Oye! For instance, last year I bought batteries, so what did I write for my code? Baseball! I get to the store and draw a blank. I had everything on my list except Baseball! WTH..heck (auntie Rv doesn’t swear, well at least in public. Heh heh). Anywho…I figured it out and laughed and laughed. Of course BAT-teries…baseball…bat. BTW, Lowes has AA batteries on sale for $4.00 for 30 batteries and poinsettia’s for 99 cents each on black Friday! 🙂

I am having a real problem find gifts for my 15 year old as he is toooo old for action figures anymore and I just can’t do the gift card thing. I mean what fun is that for the giver? Who cares about the receiver; I want to be Santa DARN IT! 🙂

I will let you know how all this different time crap works out…er I mean I will tell you of my happy shopping, fixing a whole meal myself, cleaning myself, going standing in line for the midnight opening and then the 5 am opening. It WILL be a joy, right? 🙂

Sweet Mercy…Enjoy Life!

Auntie RV