While walking guests to their tables at work today, I took an informal survey about their Black Friday/Saturday shopping experiences. Most people admitted to doing at least “a little” shopping, and some were going as soon as they finished eating. None had any great tales about fabulous finds, although one did tell me she found some great crafting deals at Michael’s and Joann’s Fabrics, and I should go check them out. This tickled me, as I didn’t know her at all and I don’t think anything on my all black, adornment-free Olive Garden garb would scream “crafter” to her. Perhaps we just know our own kind.
I have very deliberately stayed away from the stores these past few days, being content to do the bulk of my shopping from my own Close To My Heart website. (You can, too, by visiting my Online Business Address.) But tomorrow after work I think I’ll wander past the craft stores and see if anything jumps out at me and begs to be taken home.