Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Black Friday

So, I didn't intend to go shopping on Black Friday, but the prospect of good deals teased me into joining the crowds. I haven't done any real shopping (unless you count Walmart) in a very long while. I enjoy shopping and I enjoy getting great deals on stuff even more. So, Matt and I ventured over to Towne Centre on black Friday.

Matt has been wanting me to have "real" tennis shoes for a while now, so we purchased some Pumas for me when we hit Famous Footwear. Apparently, ballet shoe Sketchers aren't "real" shoes. Matt says that Sketchers really aren't good for any physical activity. So, I was banned from choosing them as my tennis shoe even though they were a lot more cute than any of the other shoes that I saw there. I admit that I needed some good exercise shoes so that I have adequate footwear on those rare occasions that I actually decide to be active. Unfortunately, Marie and Anthon saw my new shoes as an opportunity to try to get me to play raquet ball with them. I don't have anything against raquet ball in that you have to move around and exercise, it is more the being hit with the ball that turns me off from the sport.
Whilst shopping, I was able to pick up some of the Christmas gifts on my list of people to buy for. Even though Christmas is still a month away, it is nice to have some of my shopping done. I think that the hardest Christmas shopping will be buying for Matt. I have ideas on what to get him, but I have to find time away from him to actually go and buy gifts and then I have to find a way to hide them in the house so that he doesn't discover them early. This being married and living in the same house with someone while hiding gifts is all new to me. Secrets to hiding gifts are welcome.
Matt and I went to Best Buy because they usually have pretty good deals on TV on DVD on black Friday, but we didn't get there until 2pm. By 2pm, all of the good stuff is gone or the time sensitive sales are over. Alas! Next year I will have to shop earlier. Earlier means more crowds, but it is worth it to get all the seasons of Smallville on DVD for $20 a piece.
Shopping on Black Friday was a success, but I still have much Christmas shopping left to do. Now all I have to do is actually have the money to go shopping. Curse a mortgage payment and financial responsibility!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Already

I'm apparently the worst blogger ever. It has almost been a month since I last blogged. I'm the worst. It is almost Thanksgiving and November is almost over. It is trippin' me out.

I would report on my life goings ons, but nothing has really been going on. I go to work, I come home, Matt and I cook dinner and then we watch TV. It is all very thrilling.

I have taken up a new hobby. My friend Elyse, from work, is teaching me to crochet. I was tired of the same two scarves that I wear most everyday and I wanted to make myself a new one. So, I bought some yarn and a hook and Elyse taught me how to crochet. I've crocheted four scarves now and I'm always looking for a new stitch to learn. It is nice to have something to do with my hands when I have to sit and be quiet in places. I get a lot of crocheting done during church because I can crochet and listen at the same time. It is a pleasant new hobby that I have taken up. Plus, I get pretty new scarves and things when I finish with a project.

For Thanksgiving this year we are going to the parent's cabin in Park City. We are spending the night on Wednesday and eating Thursday afternoon. All of the brothers and sisters as well as many of the nieces and nephews will be there so it will either be really fun or really annoying. We are driving ourselves so that we can leave at any time.

I'm excited for the time off work for Thanksgiving. Not that work is difficult or time consuming, but sometimes it can be really annoying. Like this meeting that wouldn't end yesterday. It was beyond annoying and the speaker spoke so very slow and by the end I was about ready to scream. I don't like working late to accommodate for a meeting.

Hopefully, life will get more interesting in good ways. If not, I hope that it stays blissfully boring.