Monday, November 30, 2009

Not Me! Monday! Thanksgiving/Black Friday Edition!

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! Where we get to spill all our confessions for the past week, without really admitting to anything. Head on over to MckMama's blog when you are done here to see what everyone else has NOT been doing this week!

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I did NOT ignore my blog completely, meaning there were no entries for four days. Nope, I am a dedicated blogger and would NEVER prioritize family/eating/shopping/sleeping over blogging.

I did NOT eat two huge pieces of caramel apple pie for dessert Thanksgiving day. And the afore-mentioned pie did NOT somehow make it's way to my house, where I had more the next day, and then the rest of it for breakfast the following day. Nope, I am proud of my recent weight loss and would NEVER subject myself to pie-induced belly flab, NOT me!

We did NOT have a wonderful, full, busy Thanksgiving day. I did NOT fall into bed around 10:30, despite my best efforts to go to bed early. And there is NO WAY I would get up at 2:30 the next morning, just to stand in line at various stores with thousands of other people, just to save a few bucks. NOPE, Black Friday is NOT one of my favorite days ever, and I would NOT have giggled in excitement to be standing in line outside of Kohl's at 3:45 in the morning, awaiting the chaos that was about to ensue.

Speaking of Black Friday, our family does NOT have a system of shopping down to an art so much that my Mother-in-law was featured on the front page of the Herald on Thanksgiving day. You can NOT find that article HERE. I do NOT have a method of systematically going through the ads, cutting out the things I want and taping them to a notebook containing my Christmas lists and budget, with notes and door buster deals. My sister-in-law and I did NOT end up giving tips to some new-to-Black-Friday shoppers while in line on more than one occasion, and we did NOT decide that we needed to teach a class on the finer points of Black Friday.

We did NOT snicker at a man in line in front of us at Target with two small items in a cart. We did NOT call him a "rookie" behind his back because seriously, you never get a cart unless you physically cannot hold everything you are buying. Carts will just slow you down.

I did NOT get 95% of my Christmas shopping done before 8 am.

We did NOT have a wonderful four day weekend, filled with family time and extended-family time. Marty and I did NOT decide to open a bottle of wine last night for a little relax-time. I most certainly did NOT break the cork upon opening it, it has NOT been that long since I have had wine! We did NOT decide that in order to preserve the wine's freshness without a cork, that it would be best for us to drink the entire bottle last night.

We were NOT such light drinkers that two glasses of wine each gave us quite the buzz. I did NOT realize that my husband is a lot more funny when he's been drinking. Or maybe he's just really funny when I've been drinking....

What did you NOT do this week?


Anonymous said...

I did NOT have as much fun as YOU! Jealous of your love for shopping. I'm just not one of those people. I'd rather sleep in than shop any day of the year!

DJan said...

I did NOT laugh at the vision of you snarfing down that pie. And I certainly did NOT feel amazed that you got 95% of your Christmas shopping (for quite a few people!) finished by 8:00 am on Black Friday. You are NOT simply amazing.

CulyQFun said...

Good ones this week!! Glad you guys had a great holiday weekend.

Wow, I wnat to know more about this Black Friday shopping technique.

Love the wine one...just love it!

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

Goodness, you are a Black Friday pro! I have never been... and I never will go, unless you come with me and stand guard :)


The Campbell Family said...

I wish you hadn't posted the pic of your shopping book, now I know you bought me a pink barbie scooter ;)

Marty (Husband) said...

All I know is I can iron a whole lot of shirts with a couple of drinks in me. No iron burns (on me or the shirts) either!!

Carmen O. said...

I went out on Black Friday one time. It was an accident and I'll be sure to never make that mistake again.

Lisa Howard said...

I just stumbled upon your blog from the Not Me! your black friday notebook, and your whole blog actually! And I am so with you on the wine...I am much funnier after a couple glasses, or at least my hubby thinks so :) Cheers!

The Campbell Family said...

Wow Marty, you know how to live it up when you're drinking wine and "relaxing"!!!!


Snow Mommy said...

Seriously, we need to teach a class! You forgot the part where a complete stranger went up to Ruthi's window and asked for coffee, then we handed her a hot chocolate! Classic!