Sunday, November 29, 2009

Our Annual Black Friday Shopping Trip

YES, my husband looks forward to this even more than I do. We left at 7 a.m. (not too crazy) and got home around 1 p.m. and then went back out at 3:00 for another hour. We had fun and it was very productive. We go to a two level mall, Southpark, and first kind of window shop together. Then one takes the lower lever and the other the upper level first, then we switch and wind up at the food court for lunch.

Even though I caught a cold, I did not let that stop me from going. It was only 31 degrees and snowing, but we leave our coats in the car and run to and from the mall because if I wear it in the mall, I get too overheated and tire a lot quicker. I don't like carrying my coat either so this works best. I just find a parking spot close to the door. So far, we've been able to do that.

When stopping in the restroom I found this new hand dryer I never saw before. There are no buttons to press, just stick your hands inside and they get blasted with nice warm air from all sides. It worked very well, better than those that you press the button to get the air and rub your hands together trying to get them dry before it turns off. I like this one much better!

I goofed though. Found a bargain on a real nice pet bed at Macy's for our dog and didn't get it because it was so big I didn't want to lug it around the mall and wanted to check out the ones at PetSmart. Dummy me, I should have just bought it and if I found something else I liked better, I could have just returned it. I just didn't think of that soon enough. So then after checking PetSmart and Pet Supplies Plus, I still wanted the one I saw at Macy's so went back for it at the Macy's closer to us. Unfortunately, it was only on sale until noon and by then it was 3:00--AAARGH! I bought it anyway and hope Abby likes it.

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Melissa said...

I really like that hand dryer, I wish they had ones like that around here!

The Author said...

Oh, you are so brave. My late husband used to enjoy these outings too. I guess I've become a homebody but I enjoyed sharing your trip. Sorry about the bed.

Sandee said...

I've never done Black Friday and I don't intend to. I hate to shop. Hubby likes to shop, but I just hate it. If I need something I'll buy it online. I know, I'm awful.

I hope Abby likes her Christmas present. I'm sure she will.

Have a terrific day. :)

BeadedTail said...

Glad you had fun shopping and we're sure Abby will love her present!

Angel, Isabella & Sadie

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Karen said...

I sometimes do Black Friday shopping just to watch the crowds! That is the first time I have ever seen that type of hand dryer. Very cool!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Mrs. Lovely & Karen: I really liked this dryer--used it twice!

Mountain Woman: I was glad I was able to go for so long, very encouraging!

Sandee: You should try going on Black Friday sometime just for the fun experience!

Beaded Tail: I think Abby will like her new bed since she enjoys laying on the couch and our bed so much. If she doesn't, I bet the cats will!

Christine: I did vote for you--loved the almonds on top! Your cupcake looked and sounded very good!

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