I forgot to tell you about my Black Friday.
So after eating until I felt like puking on Thanksgiving, I asked Matt to wake me up at 1am, so I could pick my mom up at 2 am, and we could be at Kohl's for the 3am opening. Just like we do every year. That would then allow us to get to Walmart for 5am. It was flawless.
But I didn't sleep much since I actually was puking that night. Not from food, but I think I was beginning to get the flu, which is always a treat. After puking for awhile I finally fell asleep. And I woke up to hearing my phone ringing at 3am. APPARENTLY, Matt forgot to wake me up. So I peed and threw on clothes that were in the dirty clothes hamper and literally sped to my mom's. Which was fun because it was icy. Mom and I got to Kohl's at 3:45 to find an entirely packed parking lot. By the grace of baby Jeebus, the aisle I pulled into immediately had a car pulling out. So I got to park right away.
And then angels started singing. (OK, they didn't- but they should have.)
Once inside, mom and I scored awesome toys for the kids. I got Jackson two Hot Wheels race track/road things, a huge Thomas the Train set, a Batman car, and some other weird thing I can't remember. Then I got Olivia a Barbie doll, another Barbie with 5 outfits, and a Polly Pocket beach house. All of that? $60, and then I got $10 in Kohl's cash I can use this week. Fucking SCORE.
We were only there 45 minutes and that was phenomenal because that place was packed. So bonus points to Kohl's for having an amazing system.
So after that, we hustle to Walmart. Which was SUPPOSED to be open at 5am for doorbusters. We got there at 5:03 and EVERY toy on sale was gone. All of the doorbusters were gone. Which was odd because we have never had this problem. But it turns out, that the Walmart in Superior is full of retards for two reasons. One, the store started checking people out before they should have. Two, all of the crazies went there. We saw people fighting over dumb things, people literally parking themselves in aisles and chatting on the phone, and people generally being dumb. Despite the fact that some of our stuff was gone... we did get what we wanted. I got Olivia the babysitter Barbie, I got Jackson a couple of action figure guys, and I got Uno Moo for Jackson. Oh, and I got them pajamas, I got Matt a pack of white tshirts (not a gift, he just needs them) and I got him a small gift he asked for. So I spent $79 which was HORRIBLE. But I was glad to get out of there.
After dropping my mom off, I went home and went back to bed for a few hours. When I woke up, Jackson and I had a little date since Olivia was with my grandparents. After lunch, I went to Target. Which was NOT the mad house I thought it would be. I got Jackson the Toy Story 3 movie, and I got Olivia the Barbie Cruise Ship. Then I got them their special ornaments for the year, and a few house stuff needed, spent $79. I need to even the kids up for gifts, but I'm done.
But the awesomeness? Is the BEST GIFT EVER for Matt. I can't tell you what it is because he reads the blog once in awhile. But if my brother wasn't so awesome it wouldn't have happened. First off, my brother got up at 3am. (Granted he was going to buy himself a TV) Second, he pretty much financed it for me. He put it on his credit card and is letting me pay him back. BEST BROTHER EVER.
Travis went to Target, only to find the line to be insane. Luckily, he knows a million people and found someone towards the front of the line and pretty much cut in line.
THEN, when the doors opened, he ran towards the maternity area where the TV's were...only to find they were all gone already. But that doesn't deter him... no way. He found an unattended cart with a TV so he did what every good bargain hunter does.
He took the cart and ran like fucking hell.
Which is kind of funny because you know whoever had that.. was probably the first in line.
*laugh* We're going to burn in hell.
Anyways. So he goes to get Matt's gift.... and they tell him they are all gone. SADS. But then.... Travs knew someone working who hooked him up. With the very LAST one in the store...which was in the back. FUCKING SCORE.
So all in all.... I would say that ths year's Black Friday was a success. I am almost totally done with my shopping, except for a few things I need to order online... hopefully in the next two weeks so I don't have to pay out the ass for shipping.
But I'm pretty excted for what I got the kids. They are going to be thrilled. And I got a good deal. So I don't feel like throwing up from that. Bonus.