I'm ready to just sit home on Friday and buy nothing. Are you in?
I generally refuse to leave the house on Black Friday. My boys and I pull out the Christmas decorations, simmer a nice pot of soup all day long, and listen to Christmas music while we decorate. Far better memories to make than sitting in line at the mall!
We tend to get food out and go look at the German Market and decorations. We used to watch the Chicago XMAS tree lighting but they do that on Wed afternoon now so they don't have to pay overtime. but no real shopping
I'm in! I will be visiting friends six hours away and will be happily sewing and playing with my son and her two daughters all day long. I can't wait to not set foot in the stores on Friday! Woo Hoo!!
I'm participating in buy nothing day, but not by choice :( DH is working so I need to be home with the kiddo!
I went last year and actually had a lot of fun. I didn't buy much at all- mostly just took in the sights- I was completely amazed with how many people were out waiting for stores to open or unwrap the big deals.
RIP Sidney 1994-2010 RIP Charlie Brown 2008-2010
This is what we do!
Michelle , 20+ years with a wonderful DH
Mama to two boys, 12 and 10
unfortunately i have to buy because it's grocery shopping day and we were going to get some beer, but as far as 'shopping'...no thank you.
Jessica, wife to Derrick, missing Joslyn , 22 weeks 06.18.08, Baby Kai Ambrose 05.10.10 and Isla Blythe born on Thanksgiving '12
I don't mind if people want to buy handmade items or shop for them online...just sayin'...
But screw all that big box parking nightmare pregnant lady getting trampled mess!!
I have never done Black Friday. This year I was planning on doing it as we bought a new house and need a ton of stuff but after I saw that many places have now extended it to Thursday, I can't knowingly participate in it.
That's what we do as well. This year we may have some friends coming over to help put up the trees (I think DH has finally balked at setting them up alone) so we might make eggnog and have a mini party.
DS and I will decorate his tree together. I'll do the others alone. DH hates decorating trees. His mother ruined that for him as a child. :(
I'm staying out of the stores as well! I'll spend my morning taking down my fall/harvest decorations, and I'm working in the afternoon. No shopping for me!
I might sneak over to Starbucks for a coffee though...
Strong single mama to Ethan (9/09) and Rowyn (7/12)
I'm making turkey stock out of the carcass and cleaning up from last night. I've already determined that if it's not something tucked away in the basement from past bargain shopping, nobody's getting it this year. Budget is just too tight.
I did notice a lot of things I would love you buy,and dh said I should go get them.I refuse to put anything on my credit card,so I am staying home and tending to the animals.