Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Black Friday


Hi there, Laura Scott here again, and since we’re on a holiday theme here, I thought I’d talk about something I’m not very thrilled about.
Shopping.
Yes, you heard me. I don’t like to shop. Actually, I should say I don’t mind shopping if I know exactly what I need and that what I need is right there on the shelf waiting for me. Nothing worse in my mind than wandering around stores, trying to come up with a great gift for some difficult to buy for family member.
The focus should be on Thanksgiving and being thankful for what we have, and I’m the first to say that’s what’s really important. But I am hearing lots of discussions on the radio and news-stations about Black Friday. You know, the day after Thanksgiving which is the official start of the shopping season.
Normally I don’t really care much about what happens on Black Friday, but this year, much like last year, the day after Thanksgiving is being used as an indication of how the economy is doing. And that subject I do care about.
My dear Mother-In-Law has already given more than her fair share contribution to the economy this past weekend. She went to a huge Boston Store sale and made five trips, yes five separate trips out to her car because she couldn’t carry everything. Whew. Now she’s a dedicated shopper.
For the first time in years, I’m actually tempted to venture out on Black Friday to do some Christmas shopping if for no other reason but to help stabilize the economy. Do you think I’m crazy? Maybe. J
So what about you? Are you a dedicated shopper like my MIL? Are you one of those who wakes up at 5 am to be the first one in the store? Or are you going to sit back, drink a cup of coffee and shop on line? Or put off shopping until Christmas Eve?
Drop in and share your thoughts. And if you are in the stores and are looking for a book to read, my Love Inspired Suspense The Thanksgiving Target is out now.
Yours in faith, Laura Scott

9 comments:

Stephanie Newton said...

I have gotten up at 4:30 to go shopping on Black Friday in the past, but I won't be doing that this year! It was really fun, but exhausting!!

Steph

Laura said...

I give you a lot of credit Stephanie for getting up at 4:30 in the morning to shop! That's so not me. I can just imagine how exhausted you must have been.

Hope you found some really good sales...

Thanks for stopping by!
Laura

Sheila Deeth said...

I can't imagine wanting to shop when the shops are so crowded. Besides, we'll have sons home, board games to play, leftovers to eat...

Missy Tippens said...

Laura, I don't start shopping until the Monday after Thanksgiving. I tried going on black Friday when the kids were little and I wanted to get a great bargain. But I just ended up miserable--and half scared someone would fight me for a toy! :)

I especially like to treasure Thanksgiving, which may be my favorite holiday.

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Laura said...

Shelia,

I am with you, I can't stand the crowds. And I love Thanksgiving leftovers too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura

Laura said...

Missy,

These days, I think it's very possible someone would fight over a goofy toy, so you're very smart to wait.

And like you, I treasure the holiday family time together.

Thanks for stopping by,

Laura

Project Journal said...

Hi Laura!
Sorry I'm so late dropping by. My mom has never let my sister and I go shopping with her on Black Friday. When we were little(sis and I), we would either sleepover at Grandma's house the night before or we'd get up and go with her. Then, her and our aunt would go shopping alone. They still do, but my sis and I get to stay home alone now : )

I can see both sides to it. Probably(once I'm allowed!) I'll do it at least once to see what it's like, then it will depend if I'll do it again.
Hannah

Project Journal said...

Hey again Laura!!
I just wanted to come back and let you know that I'm LOVING The Thanksgiving Target! It is SO good!
Hannah