Saturday, November 27, 2010

Worth Dying For?

Black Friday.
Neither hubby nor I went shopping.
I'm doing a no buy Christmas for the most part & hubby is well - he gets into shopping in a frugally morbid type way. I'll explain later lets just say he torments the gift recipient for weeks.
DD#2 rode her bike out to a strip mall with a coupon for 20% off and bought new sneakers with her own money. Pretty proud of her except for the fact that it was snowing, icy, & bitterly cold. Oh yeah and peeps were out acting like fools and there she was on her bike.
Couldn't wait until I could hook her up with a ride. So from now to the day these 'neakers bite the dust they will be known as to die for.
Speaking of to die for here's a clip from channel WIVB 4 Buffalo on a stampede @ Target. It's funny now because as far as has been reported no one was seriously injured. The one guy who has pain written all over his face managed to drag himself over to electronics to find a relative, then go to the ER where they T&R'd.
Yeah it's all fun & games til some one's crushed in the door way of a national discount chain.
No word on if he scored a t.v.

Cyber Monday - hope to score a deal on long johns for myself & the girls, along with a pair of Winter boots for me. Would also like to score a great deal on a Berkly Water Filter.

On a more important note - we were able to spend a very nice Thanksgiving @ my in laws. Brought my Mom who enjoyed meeting her favorite son in law's parents fro the first time. A nice touch was my MIL bought a few plantain bananas which she asked my mother to cook for us. Mom was more than happy to show off cooking up some platanos.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. I like observing the "Buy Nothing" effort on Black Friday but I ended up at a grocery store at 6:15 am shopping for my MIL. Her recovery from hip replacement surgery is slow and she cannot yet drive. Her neighbors have been great but don't always pick up everything she needs so I had her give me a real long list, complete with preferred brands and sizes.

    I went to a Black Friday sales once decades ago and decided it was a lousy reason to get out of bed at 4 am. Have never gone again! I hate crowds, too, so there's no way I'd want to deal with the shoving and greedy masses.

  2. Grocery shopping doesn't count unless it's Wally World & you have wandered into the electronic isle. I now do grocery shopping & OMC for/with my Mom. It's amazing how she is so brand loyal when we grew up with alternative food procurment methods.
    I have never been BF shopping as I usually had to work the night before. Did go to Sibley's once a year 50% off dress sale - paid $100 for a 100% silk cocktail dress with classic styling in 1983. Have been wearing it @ least once a year since then.
    Could you imagine the if instead of consumer goods it was food that shoppers are fighting over?

  3. If food prices keep rising we may be....

  4. That is what hubby said when we talked about this after his shift. It had been a long day for him the store opened @ 4 a.m. and stayed crowded.

    I remember when I lived on Oahu, Hurricane Iniki 1992. No clue what I'd have done if it hit our island instead of Kauai.
    Leason learned. I don't think that I could prep well enough for a substained food inflation/shortage.

  5. Been missing your posts.This is one of only a few blogs that I follow with some regularity,See that your still active over at HT.Hope all is well w/you,kids and woodsrunner.


  6. Thank you that's a nice compliment. I've been off my game here on my blog. Multi tasking skill isn't what it should be as of late.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest