Monday, December 1, 2008

Back at Home

Well, we survived the weekend. Everyone had lots of fun, the kids enjoyed hanging out with all the cousins, and I think we all gained a few pounds.... good times!

I even braved the Black Friday crowds and dragged the ladies out shopping. I don't know that I will do that again, we didn't go at 5am with all the crazies, but we did wander down at about 7:00. I had to hit Toys R Us first, for William. They had a 27" soft talking Elmo that I wanted for William for Christmas. I panicked a little when I couldn't spot them, but a nice store employee tracked them down for me. I think the 20 minute line was worth it, he'll love it. It's almost as big as he is! (And for only $11, what a steal!)

Old Navy was running jeans on sale, so we stopped there for a bit, another nearly 20 minute line. Not too bad. Nathan needed new pants badly, his all had holes and theirs are pretty sturdy. So I got those for $9, and some in my size for $14. Mine had holes too... :-) Walmart was supposed to have 500 thread count sheets for $20 a set, which is cheaper than the cheap sets usually run! But walking through the mall we noticed a kiosk that was selling 600 thread count sheets for $20! We got those instead...

Kohls was a little crazy. I wanted some towels they had for $2.5o each, because a lot of ours are ready for the rag drawers. I wouldn't have bothered because of the line, but I'm glad the other ladies had stuff they wanted too, because I ended up finding awesome slippers for Mark while waiting in line. Is it cheating to have one person save a spot for everyone in line? His sister and her fiance got in line first with a couple small things, and I came to join them. A lady behind them gave me the dirtiest look I have gotten in quite some time and remarked nastily to her companion "Is she seriously going to just join in with them?!" Yes I am... We took my car, so nobody could leave until I had checked out anyway, but I stood in front of Karen so the lady wouldn't spit on me or something. I did let Karen go first since she was technically there before I was. Good grief...

Unless there is something that I really need or something, I probably won't be doing that again next year. Fun, but my feet were quite tired by the end of the shopping trip!

The only problem with this whole weekend was what I didn't take home from Mom Willford's. We were about an hour from home when I realized that I didn't remember packing the camera into the car. Mark didn't recall doing it either. So my nice, expensive, new camera is sitting in it's case on top of her piano. Bummer! I'll have to call and ask them to mail it to me this week, insured of course, because I have some pictures of the boys that I have to take soon for Christmas cards. And I just can't be without my camera for very long. I really don't know how I forgot it!!! ARGH!!!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I left my camera at Mom's house once for a couple days, and it was truly torture!

Now, though, there really isn't much I want to take pictures of that isn't outside of the apartment. And I'm still kinda scared to go outside the apartment... But I'm planning on taking the kids for a walk today, maybe we'll see some cool stuff to take pictures of.

Nicia said...

That's a bummer about your camera, but way to go on all the sales! Nice! And 600 thread sheets?! I am so jealous! We went to Linen's N Things cause they are going out of business...we looked at their sheets, and it was rediculous! 70 bucks for 750 thread count sheets set. For going out of business, I would have expected better.

Rachel H. said...

WHAT A FUN TIME! Bummer about your camera. I honestly don't know what I would do if I left it...probably have a meltdown, or drive back and get it. :) jk

Can't wait to see your pics soon!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I'm new here, what a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Kathy said...

I've done the early black Friday shopping before, and it just didn't seem worth it, but sounds like you really scored! $20 for 600 thread count sheets!? Wow!