Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Shmack Friday

Things we did today that did not involve holiday shopping:

  • slept in WAAAAAY past 4am
  • finished cleaning up from last night's dinner
  • kicked a ball around the yard with the Munchkin
  • read an entire magazine cover-to-cover
  • read books with the Munchkin
  • moved the rain barrel to the barn for the winter
  • moved the pumpkins from the porch to the compost
  • watched the Munchkin practice going up and down the steps
  • refilled the bird feeders
  • made and ate yummy oyster stew
Now, I will admit that we needed to go to Kroger for bacon and half-and-half for the stew, and we stopped through Lowe's to replace my busted garage door opener, so I suppose we did contribute a little bit to retail numbers for the day. Still, I'd rather have had this day than to have spent it battling crowds and looking for bargains.

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Jeanne held forth

We sauntered leisurely out to a shopping center I'd never been able to walk the length of before this year at about 10:30 am, had lunch at a restaurant called Istanbul which was way less crowded than, for instance, California Pizza Kitchen, and enjoyed mingling with the crowds.

Must be that we've been away from the East coast for long enough.

Alison held forth

Mmmmmmmm......Istanbul is yummy. I pretty much loathe shopping, but their kebabs could have lured me out.