Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Contemplation....

All day today I've been online scoping out this Friday's black friday sales, and I'm sooo happy that most everything we wanted to get for Christmas is either at Walmart on a great sale, or at Kmart on a great sale, so we can do Show Low instead of Flagstaff. Last year was my first time to do black friday, sad, I know. And it was great! Totally hectic and scary. I was with my neices Bethany and Danica and it was a little overwhelming for all of us, so we had to releive ourselves with a nice calorie packed brunch at IHOP before we continued our shopping. I think this year I'll take the advice of my BF expert friend Trina and do as much as I can online at 2am, then bolt out of here by 4am to make it to the stores by 5 to start the fighting.... Seriously though, it's more than shopping, it's like a race, an adventure, a battle of pushing and shoving and bringing out the meaness so you can be nice for the rest of the season. It's like all sports crammed into one day, thousands of stores and millions of people. It's amazing! Long live Black Friday. Does anyone wanna have a nice BF celebration dinner to brag about our findings? I always LOVE hearing how freaking cheap people got stuff for. Um, and if anyone is going to a sporting goods store, ie Cabellas, Dicks, Big 5, can you LMK. Thanks

Ok, now to another festive event...baking. I haven't stopped for weeks...and yes, I'm back in my 10's, shut up! But I have to say the only 3 things we EVER watch on our TV are all tivoed and it's The Office, Charlie and Lola and Paula Deen. And seriously we have about 30 of each of those. But my girl Paula had a show last week about French Fare, and for some reason it made me go out and buy Brieie (sp) cheese and sourdough bread, and now I'm going to make the amazing Croque Madame and French Onion Soup. Kamryn really wants me to make her Chocolate-Banana Filled Crepes which I'm sure we will since we make crepes every week, we can splurge for a day and shove some chocolate in there. ANyway, had to share these amazing recipes. And if anyone has any amazing recipes for pumpkin, other than pie, rolls, bread and bars, send em to me! We're pumpkin addicts here!

15 comments:

dani said...

That was SO fun last year! I wish I could go with you guys this year, I'm gonna miss all the good sales! Don't have too much fun without me...

Oh, I'm gonna come up for a weekend soon. I really want to just chill in jo city for a weekend with my favorite Mulders!

kristal said...

Oooh, you won't regret it. We're awesome at chillin. We go on a lot of walks, and we cook a lot lately. So come up and walk and cook with the Mulders. Oh, and we always have killer movies latey, and we overwatch them and ruin them....such as babymama!

Amy John said...

This is exactly why I make myself stay home on Black Friday. I would hit someone. I get too competitive and mean, and just the chase and the race of it all would make me insanly itchy with a B. You know I am right.

B said...

I have NEVER done Black Friday. We're always in Show Low anyway so we can't do any big stores anyway. But I refuse to ever do it. It freaks me out. I can't stand having to fight for things or rush to get it before it's gone. I really can't take the pressure. I am all about online shopping!

Vonda said...

I wanna hear about your amazing deals, but wont be sporting the stores that day. why 2 AM?

I'll be posting about all the free stuff I get since Im back into couponsense - you should do it, its right up your deal/shopping/cooking alley!

j&krosser said...

I am a cheapo but I still have never done Black Friday. But, I found a yummy recipe for pumpkin pecan chocolate chunk cookie with maple frosting (one of the reasons for a not so good weigh-in this friday.) http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/10/pumpkin-pecan-chocolate-chunk-cookies.html

LuAnne said...

Steve LOVES black friday. He drags me along every year! They do have some great deals this year, so we might hit some of them!

oh & the crepes sound YUMMY!! I love crepes!

kristal said...

Von, 2am because that's 5am on the east coast and that's when the online sales start. woohoo! And yea, hook me up with the coupon sense!
Thanks for the recipe Kit. My weight loss this week is a definate weight gain, but sadly, I don't care!

Shandi said...

Kristal
Winslow has a new sporting goods store. It is actually pretty good! We went there the other day and they had some awesome deals. It is right by the Safeway here. I can't think of the name at the moment but maybe check it out!

The Arnell Family said...

Okay I've never done Black Friday. I'm practically an outcast! But hmmm that pictures of a bazillion people outside a store is scary. Great idea to do stuff online!

Vonda said...

Thanks for guilty me into catching up on the ol "grateful" blogs - I'll miss the mulder/bollwinkle/gardner/hatch crew - Party like rock stars without us though.

buba's bodacious babe said...

Kristal, I just logged onto my fav. black friday site and this year online shopping may be available at 1:00 am this year for some stores, including Walmart. Also they are having some sweet deals for today only. Check it out, You know where I'll be!

alison said...

Goodluck with the shopping, I am sad I can't do it this year. Have fun! I have killed the B.L thing this week. Having my 30th and then Thanksgiving the very next day it is going to be a scary weigh in.

The Hulsey Family said...

You are BRAVE! Hope you got some great deals!

Jen said...

Where did you take that picture? Were there 5 zillion black friday shoppers out with you? I think I might rather cut off my little finger than go shopping in the middle of the night with half of Phoenix. I did it once. Not doin' it again. No way. No how. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. And I want you to bake me some of that yummy sounding stuff! When are you coming back to the big city again??