I love Black Friday!! I don’t love Black Thanksgiving though. It’s ridiculous how early stores are opening. People are missing time with their families to fight for deals. I would never do that. I love Black Friday but I love my family more. Even though I love Black Friday I don’t like crowds. That’s one good thing about the birth of Black Thanksgiving……..Going out at a more normal time (an average time Black Friday would start) helps to avoid some of the crowds. It also helps that I have no desire to buy electronics on Black Friday. I go Black Friday shopping for Yankee Candles, vanilla bean Noel lotion and body spray from Bath & Body Works & ribbon from the craft store. I’ve been going with my sister in law the past few years. She introduced me to Black Friday and now I wait all year to go, well not really, but several weeks leading up to it I get very very excited. Phil also comes with us now too.
I successfully purchased everything I wanted to on sale.
These Yankee candles were around $5. I cashed in credit card points for a gift card and had a coupon for buy 2 get 2 free. I got 2 and my sister in law got 2. We split the difference after the gift card and coupon and the balance was around $10 so we only had to pay $5 each!!!!
This is a huge deal!!!!!
This festive holiday ribbon was $2.58.
I paid $20 for all of this. I only wear this scent and Bath & Body Works only sells it near the holidays. Naturally, I stock up on Black Friday when they have the buy 3 get 3 free sale. I also cashed in credit card points and got a gift card for Bath & Body Works. One year they may stop selling vanilla bean Noel and I’ll write a novel of a blog post but every year I can successfully purchase a year’s supply of it on Black Friday is a HUGE accomplishment.
I also purchased a gift for my mom.
I can’t post a picture of this because there are days when my mother is probably my only reader sooooo………
Other noteworthy moments:
We went to Kmart….and no one was there.
Phil carried the candle bags until he got annoyed by how heavy they were and brought them to the car.
I witnessed my brother working at the mall on Black Friday.
I didn’t get much sleep and then I ran a workout at 10am!! 6x1k, my least favorite workout ever. For those who care or read my blog for updates on running: it was a cold, windy workout. It was, in my opinion, the worst workout I have had all season but I was still hitting the right times. I felt like I was wheezing, I don’t have any issues with breathing but I did during this workout. 3:40 3:40 3:42 3:44 3:45. I’m happy that’s over.
Junior did this…….
I made hair bows out of my ribbon
I caught Ninja doing this
I Spent the rest of the day into early Saturday morning doing research for my paper and working on my project.
Now it’s time for Christmas!!!!
How did you spend Black Friday??