Black Friday today.
Of course I went out, though ever since I moved away from my mother I haven't been able to convince ANY of my friends to go out with me. They must be smarter than I am. Although, I'm a sucker for a good deal, and am probably a little too motivated by saving tons of money. Also, I am a total insomniac anyway, why not go shopping?
It's 5:50 and I just got home from this year's adventure. Which included WalMart only having 10 Leapsters in stock and the lady in front of me grabbing six of them and leaving none for little old me, who was planning to buy 2. I hate how Wal-Mart does Black Friday, by the way.
Anyway, that was a little after midnight, so I came home (in the steadily accumulating snow) and worked some magic online with the Leapsters and managed to get them for just the same amount I would have paid at WalMart. I am awesome.
And then I slept for a couple hours.
When I woke up at 3:30, I was greeted by a good 3 inches of new snow, with more still falling. I was still undeterred. I headed over to JCPenney's and managed to get some amazing deals for Joel and my little clothes-horse, Bria. Who wants nothing but clothes for Christmas and she is only ten. Sigh.
Then ShopKo. Nothing great there, but I thought I'd check it out anyway. I ended up with one gift for Sophia, some tape to wrap all these things with and a pair of fabulous shoes for myself. Oops.
When I came out to my car there was another 6 inches of snow fallen. My street hadn't been plowed yet this early (the snowplow only just came by as I was typing this) and so I was very grateful for my snow tires as my car trudged through the snow.
There was only a little snow last year. This year, I am experiencing real Yooper snowfall I think.
I'm headed to bed for a few hours, and then we are decorating the house for Christmas. This is my favorite day of the entire year, besides Christmas itself. It truly makes my spirit bright.
I hope your spirits are made bright today, too!