Ugh. Whoever was in charge of producing that Kohl’s commercial with that Black Friday song should be fired. And then banned from making any more commercials for the rest of eternity.
Did you all have a good Thanksgiving? I sure did. Lots of food, plenty of laughter, an odd ball guest (!) and a whole lot of cowboy boots. I mentioned before that my friend Mandy’s husband is the platoon leader of the caisson division of the Old Guard. He and his crew work with horses all day and while at the barn, they dress less like soldiers and more like cowboys. Many of their Thanksgiving guests were co workers, who, naturally, wore their Wranglers and boots. Had I known there was a ‘cowboy casual’ dress code, I would have worn my boots. ‘Cept I don’t have any boots. I wear flip flops and running shoes. And jeans from Kohl’s. And I do not have a belt buckle with my name on it.
So, I failed on the cowgirl front, but I had a great time, anyway.
Yesterday, I continued my Black Friday tradition of avoiding Black Friday at all costs. Not only did I not set foot in a store, I also did not set foot outside. I did go in to the garage to unearth my Christmas decorations, but that is as close as I got to the great outdoors. I kind of like it that way. Back in the day, I liked to join the hectic crowds on Black Friday, but now that I’m older and not that interested in $10 pajama sets, $5 hand held electric mixers and lines wrapped around the store, I’d rather not. Besides, Caroline isn’t a big fan of shopping; dragging her along would be pure torture for all parties. It was in my best interest to stay home, continue to digest the large amount of carbohydrates I consumed on Thanksgiving, and make room for my Christmas tree.
Also? What is with all these ‘doorbuster’ deals. Every store has them. I hate the term ‘doorbuster.’ Macys, Old Navy, Micheals, Home Depot….even the grocery store. Doorbuster, doorbuster, doorbuster. Ack!
I actually have to go out sometime this weekend because Caroline needs new shoes for basketball season, but I’m waiting until Sunday. Hopefully all the crazies will be finished by then.
I fully intend to do most of my shopping online this year. I’m working had to earn enough points on my Visa card to earn a new camera lens. Is that the spirit, or what?
Nothing says Merry Christmas like buying things for others so you can earn points to buy things for yourself.