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Black Friday

by Meghann on November 27, 2009

Shopping is exhausting!

I have been up since 5:30 am shopping till I dropped and trust me – I dropped! All I want to do right now is take a nice hot shower and curl up on the couch for a nice long nap, but first let me review my very crazy day.

It all started before the sun rose with a hearty breakfast of Pumpkin Scone and Grapes.

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The left over cranberry sauce made a great addition to the pumpkin scone.

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Yum!

We attempted to hit as many stores as possible before the doorbusters ended. We had plenty of hits and misses as far as sales, but overall did pretty good. I believe the craziest scene I witnessed in the early morning was the crazy line at Best Buy that literally wrapped around the store.

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We walked into Best Buy right around 8:00 and by then all the good deals had been picked through. At that point the line just wasn’t worth standing in. My Sister did manage to get a great deal on a new phone, but thankfully waiting in the line was not necessary.

We ran into a few more stores and along the way I snacked on an Apple I had packed in my purse.

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And this free cookie sample they were handing out at the mall.

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When my family shops we tend to push lunch to the back of our minds. We started debating lunch around 11:30, but kept saying we just had to hit one more store and then another. Before we knew it, it was after 1:00 and we were all starving and easily irritated – the true definition of hangry! :)

Luckily, we spotted Tijuana Flats before too major of a fight broke out.

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I ordered a regular non-dairy black bean burrito with all the trimmings and covered with verde salsa.

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I also had a piece of my brother’s chicken tostada.

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The food was just what I needed. I ate the entire burrito, tostada, and the majority of the chips.

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After lunch we hit up the running store, so Kelly could purchase some much needed new running shoes.

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I love shopping for new running shoes, even if they aren’t my own. I find running shoes fascinating and love to hear from others have to say about different brands, fits, and stability.

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Loved these ornaments!

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Since we were in the area Kelly and I headed to the Space Coast Race Expo to pick up our packet’s for Sunday’s half marathon.

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The ‘expo’ was very tiny and consisted of just a few booths.

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Having all my race materials in hand just made me that much more excited for my race on Sunday. I can’t wait!!

We ended our shopping extravaganza at Sam’s Club where I managed to avoid the majority of their free samples, but I couldn’t resist the full sized Hot Chocolate for the ride home.

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I had quite a successful shopping day. Didn’t really buy anything for other people, but I did get a few goodies for myself. :)

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My favorite purchase has to be the pretty Christmas dress I found for 50% off for Maddie!!

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My goal is to have her sit still in front of the Christmas tree with the christmas dress on. Do you think I can pull it off?

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And my favorite purchase by someone else is easily the brand new 52in flat screen my parent’s bought each other as an early christmas present.

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Their tv broke a week ago and my Mom was not going home today without a new tv. They were able to find a pretty amazing doorbuster deal at Sears.

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My Sister made a very bold statement a few minutes ago that Apple Pie makes the best snack and I have to agree. This piece I have been enjoying while blogging is pretty amazing. ;)

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My hot shower and couch awaits!

Did you find any great black Friday deals today?

p.s. the boots in my photos yesterday were from the Target clearance rack last winter. ;)

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