Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Madness

I miss the thrill of the deal, the rush to get to the stores, the occasional push in the rear from some rude non English speaking woman at Walmart with her shopping cart because she is trying to beat me to the toy section, and the long lines snaked around Kohl's that make my arms go numb because I failed to get that little cart, all before the light of day as I sit in my "lounge chair" (as the nurse refers to it at the hospital) on this Black Friday suffering from...
sciatic nerve pain that is about to eat my lunch! Miserable doesn't describe it. My poor husband deserves a medal. I am not only confined to the house, but he is too because I cannot be left alone. I cannot take a shower alone, get to the bed alone, and often get stuck in mid step on the way back from the bathroom. Glorious times. Thank goodness for a computer chair with wheels. It has become a makeshift wheelchair when on the tile and laminate floors. It is times like these I wished we lived closer to family so Randall could catch a break. He deserves one. He does not complain but I know he wants to hunt, shop and ride his 4-wheeler this weekend. I hope we still like each other next week when Henry arrives. Pray for us! I do love this man. I cannot imagine this journey without him. He is truly the most attentive man I know. Monday my MIL is coming to sit with me all day. That will be good for all of us. I am thankful she is only 1 hour away. Mercy....Henry better get here soon and be a good boy! ha. This bedrest is not the best medicine for my hyperactive, Type A self. Whew.

Black Friday is special to me though. It has been a great bonding time for me and the women in my family over the years. I started shopping on this day with my Meemaw, Aunt Babs and Cousin Hollye in Memphis many years ago. I learned about the thrill of the deal from my precious Meemaw. That woman could shop! I then starting going with my sister for many years. The years I have been with Julie have been the years that make me laugh. She and I are made out of the same shopping mold and we often get ourselves into a bit of trouble with the crowds. Randall has been with me 2 times for 5 am deals on Craftsman tools. Those were not my best times...he does not enjoy the thrill of the deal, even though he is the most frugal man we all know. I have also been with Randall's aunt and her family these past couple of years. They are a lot of fun to shop with and I miss being in Jonesboro shopping with them today. I am in Jonesboro, but in my "lounge chair" in a nightgown. You may wonder why I do not mention my Mother as one I have shopped with? Well, I have been to a few places with her on Black Friday and she is a lot like Randall...she does not enjoy the thrill of the deal. We leave her be on this day.

All of my shopping is done and wrapped this year, so there is nothing out there I just have to have...it is just knowing I am missing the thrill of it all. I hope you got some good deals today. Comment and tell me what you scored big on this year.
Abby

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can go out the day after Christmas and get bargains on wrapping paper to wrap up all the bargains you get for that precious baby to open next Christmas.

Hope he arrives soon!

Kelley said...

I shopped today with my Mom, but we didn't get out until 11. Actually it was a good time because hardly any one was out. I got a lot of deals at Bath and Body Works. (Buy 3 and get 3 free.) I have teacher friends I needed to buy for and that made it perfect. I saw two of my high school classmates that I haven't seen in years. It was fun. I hope you are doing okay today.