Well, this was the 2nd year we did "Black Friday". This year wasn't too bad; we went to the mall instead of the outlet mall. Last year, we had to walk a few blocks because parking was so bad, then cross a hugely busy highway, then all the way up the (long) road to the outlet mall. This year, I didn't let my sister lead and had a plan for getting where I wanted to go. We got to the mall at 5am and made it home around noon. We got the mall, stripmall, and Best Buy covered in no time. I think I'm about 1/2 way done with my Christmas shopping. We've all decided this year will be smaller than past, but everything will be nice because we'll be together :) I hate shopping and it's made worse by my knees. I'm proud to say that I'm a woman and can get through the mall in 30min. :D LoL If I don't see it, I don't look for it. If it looks ugly on the hanger, it looks ugly on me. If it's not on sale, keep going. If only I can get my mom to follow the same principles :)
I'm going to get caught up on a few things next week. First, I want to try to get my early Christmas shopping done. No one really needs/wants anything this year, so that's a big financial relief but I still want to make things special for everyone. I also want to polish up my Shelfari site. Now that I've figured out how to add content, I'm eager to contribute content. I still need to finish add some energy efficiency what-nots to my apt to see that that will help lower my electric bill. There's nothing like living in an outdated apt...drafty with outdated appliances. I have a ton of reading to catch up with and I'm hoping that'll constitute some quiet time. Once this holiday is over there's just 3 weeks until Christmas break! I know it sounds bad, but ALL teachers live holiday to holiday. lol
I started buying Christmas presents this past weekend. I tried coming up with a Christmas wishlist, but I'm having a hard time. I don't really need anything which is a very good thing because I doubt there's room in my apt. for anything more! Now that I think about it, my mom & sis don't really want anything either so I'm guessing this will be a small Christmas...I'm not complaining because my paycheck is small too ;)
I finally found out this week that the apartment owners will not allow a pet deposit so that means no kitten for me :( I knew the answer would be no, but I'm still a little heart broken. I think it's a little hard for the apartment manager because she wanted an already housebroken puppy. I guess this can be a good thing since I will be doing some traveling soon...but still...
I'm a fairly simple person with a lot of ideas. I love playing computers games and taking care of my plants (aka my babies). I enjoying hanging out with friends and appreciate any quiet time I get. Living in an apt, I spend most of my down time watching movies & reading. I'm very interested in ancient history so naturally I like going to historial sites, museums, traveling, etc. I know I kind of sound dull, but this is me. :)