And we're OFF!
Me, I have an HDTV already that we use with the strange antenna, and that's what is going to have to suffice for us. As far as Chanukkah is concerned, it will be extremely lean. My kids are old enough to know how bad the economy has hit our family and they really don't expect anything. They see their friends getting cars and laptops and all sorts of booty, but I think this year will be a lot leaner for even the rich kids in town.
Other than a new washer/dryer, there isn't anything we really need as a family. We have our teeny car, our teeny house, plenty of clothing, and each other. We're always going to want, but we don't need, and since I've declared this the year of need, we're resorting to items like socks and underwear for gifts. Reminds me of Danny Kaye singing, "Dear Aunt Sally, Thank you very much for the UNDERWEAR. I always wanted..... UNDERWEAR." If it's good enough for Danny Kaye, it's good enough for my family.
I've never experienced the Black Friday shopping frenzy and I daresay I won't ever in my lifetime. I get that people want bargains, but I don't think I'm interested in hitting a store at 4 am. Even to save a buck or two. But you never know. If I could get a set of front loading washer and a dryer with a steam setting for $299, I MIGHT be tempted.
Happy shopping. Keep my mantra of Want vs Need in your mind. Stumble It! JBlog Me