Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I'm back, sort of/Black Friday Goal Recap

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did! We celebrated in Tennessee on the Friday before Thanksgiving, served dinner at church on Thanksgiving day in Ohio for people who didn't have somewhere to be, and then celebrated with our family in Ohio on Saturday after Thanksgiving. So needless to say, we are full!

The tradition was started this year to serve on Thanksgiving day. It was so rewarding and I do hope we continue this next year.

My sister-in-law and I went out on Black Friday, as we do every year. We left the house at 2:30 and got home around 5:30. We had our plans all laid out in order of importance/stores opening/must have. We started out at Kohls, then on to Home Depot, Staples, Toys R Us, Walmart, Macy's, Sears, Target, and then from there it is quite a blur!

So my goal was to be finished shopping on the day after black friday. Well, I have not reached my goal. I am super close. I thought we may be able to go to the Christmas Story House on Sunday so I could shop at the gift shop-but it looks like we will be going after Christmas instead. Thank you to Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch for showing homes from movies. The Christmas Story House is super close to my in-laws and my husband and brother in law are quite the fans!

As of now my entire house is decorated on the inside. The outside hasn't really been started (this is my husbands department). Hopefully soon-it has to be soon, there isn't much time left!

I would be able to completely finish my goal today of having all gifts wrapped and bought-but I am sick. Seriously sick. I feel terrible, and super tired. This is hard for me! So please pray that I get better quickly because time is of the essence!

Today's List
Lay in bed!

I know I can get the second part of that list finished! We will see about the first part :)


Terri and Bob said...

I am needing to wrap but I think I am done with the shopping part! I love to shop online.


You are a brave soul to tackle going out on black friday,good luck with the rest of your list..and ENJOY laying in bed today! May I fix you a cup of sleepy time tea before you retireto your well deserved rest?

April said...

Welcome back! Hope you get feeling better soon!!

Carol said...

I know I was exhausted for 2 days after Thanksgiving. I only have 4 gifts checked off my long list, I need to get busy! Hope you feel rested real soon. . .

beckygiggles said...

So sorry you're sick. We've all had the crud (except for Billy). I think God gives him a little extra grace since he has other health issues to deal with. Hope you get better! I got codeine cough syrup at the doctor today so I'm on the road to recovery. (Or rehab--I really love that stuff.)

salmagundi said...

Take care of yourself and let up on the schedule a little. There will be time to get the important things done. Sally

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

How sweet that you choose serve, to those who have no where else to go on Thanksgiving, instead of celebrating it that day yourself. That's keeping the true nature of the season first & foremost!

Hope you're feeling better soon!