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Shopping On Black Friday

Friday, November 23, 2012

Today, my daughter and I went out among the frenzied hoards and did some Christmas shopping. She mapped out our route last night and pulled the circulars, coupons and ads from the newspaper to take with us. We decided last night that we weren't going to get up too early but were going to maintain a relaxed pace. That is what we did. We decided to shop at the mall today and go out again tomorrow and shop at individual stand alone stores.

We left the house around 8 or 8:30a.m. and got back at 4:30p.m. Not the best choice but we got so involved in several projects along the way, that we lost track of time. We stopped for lunch around 12:15p.m. and had grilled chicken salads and diet cokes. We lingered at the table on purpose; working in a rest period. Once our batteries were re-charged, we mapped out our final plan of attack and struck out into the thrall.

One of the best projects of our day was adopting 3 Salvation Army Tree Angels. We have done this since my daughter was about 4 years old (She is now 32) and it helps us to feel the true meaning of Christmas. We use the Black Friday sales to help us select a larger quantity of clothing and toys for our "Angels". Hubby and I adopted a baby boy and a baby girl and my daughter adopted a baby girl as our "Angels". We had such fun going down the list of needed items and looking for bargains so we could get almost every item on the 3 lists. Yes, we were exhausted when we finished but there was an underlying excitement to our fatigue.

On the way home, we stopped at the grocery store to purchase a few items that we used up in making our Thanksgiving feast yesterday. My daughter carried in our shopping trip purchases and hubby carried in the groceries. Together we put everything away. I decided to take a brisk walk outdoors for around 15 minutes and then put my feet up. We had a delicious meal of leftovers (No turkey breast left now after tonight!) and spent the remainder of the evening cleaning up, going through our bargains and watching movies. What a fantastic day!!!

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TWNOMWE 11/26/2012 12:18PM


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SLENDERELLA61 11/24/2012 4:27PM

    Glad you and your daughter had a great day! The Christmas tree angels are a great family tradition of caring and sharing. Hope to see you at the Y and the SparkTeam dinner soon! -Marsha

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BALLOUZOO 11/24/2012 1:21AM


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SCOOTDOG 11/23/2012 10:10PM

    Glad you enjoyed your day. I treated my DIL to a mineral bath and massage while I was working out in the pool. DS got to babysit grandkids.

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DONNABRIGHT 11/23/2012 10:00PM


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L1ZB3TH354 11/23/2012 9:21PM

    Glad you had a great day. Those Angels will be happy too! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 11/23/2012 8:24PM

    sounds great.......glad your day was wonderful!!
love the angel idea!!!
blessings and hugs.................lita

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JTREMBATH 11/23/2012 7:48PM

    What a great day you must have had.

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2BEEFIT 11/23/2012 7:42PM

    That sound fabulous. I too chose to take an easy pace this year. Though now to do the wrapping. :)

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ELSCO55 11/23/2012 7:36PM

    Sounds like a great day. Your angels will be so grateful for your gifts and thoughts.

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STILLHERE1111 11/23/2012 7:29PM

    What an inspiring day!! I too spent the day with my daughter. We walked and shopped, nice Mom and Daughter time.

Glad you had a Fantastic day!!
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USMAWIFE 11/23/2012 7:29PM

    glad you both had a great day

I stayed home in pj's to work on some gifts

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