I'm getting up bright & early tomorrow to go to an open house at a nursing school in my area. There's going to be presentations on admissions, financial aid & that sort of thing, followed by presentations in each of the areas of study offered at the school.
That'll be over at 1, & after that I plan on getting some serious shopping done this weekend. I have exactly one Christmas present purchased. One. And I didn't even have to shop for that. It's a present for my MIL, which I ordered out of a catalog. She's gonna LOVE it though, so I'm really excited!!
However, that's one gift on a long list of people to buy for. Ughh...
I do this every year, & yet I never seem to learn my lesson. Why do I not just start Christmas shopping early? Why must I wait until mid-November to start when I know I'm going to have to fight crowds to get anything done?
Although I will confess one thing I am pretty excited about: Black Friday. Never in my adult life have I been shopping on Black Friday. I started working in a retail Call Center when I was 19, & so Black Friday was a mandatory 10 hour day every year. When you work in retail, the holidays are nothing but a giant pain in the ass - & Black Friday was the worst day of the year.
But now things are different. I have an opportunity to use Black Friday for it's intended purpose, & I'm finally going to. Plus, my cousin will be home from college for Thanksgiving break & we're going to make a day of it. We're rational people, so we're not going to line up at 3 AM to try to get the doorbuster deals. We're going to start at lunchtime...with lunch. Shopping is going to be secondary to our love of Mexican food.
Is anyone else a last minute shopper?