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Howdy! I have been busy and haven't had much time to visit. Got a lot going on the next few weeks, all good stuff! I love this time of year.

Wayne and I hit up the sale at Bath and Bodyworks over the weekend buying candles. 2 for 22 bucks plus 20% off. We bought Pumpkin Cupcake, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Evergreen and Fresh Balsam. I already bought 2 Pumpkin Cupcake candles over a month ago and burned them all the way down. Had to get another!

We reached a high of mid 70's at 11 am this morning and have been dropping in temps today. It will get down to the mid 50's, north winds blowing and rainy all day. I am LOVING IT!!! I have the house opened up and burning a Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candle now with Christmas DVD's playing while getting some chores done.

I hope everyone is having a Merry Day!
Nice buys!! I bet they all smell wonderful!!

Enjoy your cool Fall weather, CAH!!

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chilly and overcast here.
Yeah Adrian is home!!!
Sounds like perfect weather!!

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How was work?

Originally Posted by gabulldawg View Post
I just heard on the radio that Macy's is opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving evening...Boo macys!!! IMO stores should not open until the next morning...it's all about the $$ though...ugh black Friday is almost a thing of the past now!
Bahumbug to them!!

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The Santa's at Kohl's and Macy's, a tree at Sears.
Cool!! I'll have to pay attention to them next time I go!!

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Black Friday is a black eye on the holiday season now. (imo) It isn't how it use to be, it use to be a fun day to work. Last year was the first time in all my years of working on BF that I didn't feel safe.
That is never good =(

Hope it's much better this year, friend.

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We are done with the weed eating. We live on the side of a mountain so we really have no lawn. I keep a lot of it natural and weed eat around house and keep the briars cut in the woods. Now we are in leaf raking mode. The leaves from the Popular trees are falling. I rake them away from the house and into the woods.
yeah, I am done with the weed eating too, never did like them, so bitter tasting!
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I just heard on the radio that Macy's is opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving evening...Boo macys!!! IMO stores should not open until the next morning...it's all about the $$ though...ugh black Friday is almost a thing of the past now!
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Agreed! Give people a full day off to spend with their families on thanksgiving!
I wasn't happy when I read about that. At least they're opening at 8 p.m. so employees may have SOME Thanksgiving with their families. But as the opening hour for retail stores has crept steadily backward from midnight, it probably won't be long before most stores decide to stay open all Thanksgiving Day. I'm not happy with that thought.

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Black Friday is a black eye on the holiday season now. (imo) It isn't how it use to be, it use to be a fun day to work. Last year was the first time in all my years of working on BF that I didn't feel safe.
When the shopping frenzy becomes so intense that people are hurt---or even killed, as has already happened in past years---something's wrong. Christmas shopping can be a fun event, or a frightening example of commercialism at its most violent. As for us---the day after Thanksgiving in our house is for wrapping gifts and preparing gift packages for mailing and shipping, while playing Christmas music and OTR. It's relaxing and fun.
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I just heard on the radio that Macy's is opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving evening...Boo macys!!! IMO stores should not open until the next morning...it's all about the $$ though...ugh black Friday is almost a thing of the past now!
that is sad for all the people who have to work there.
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Hi everyone. Hope your all well and best wishes to those who aren't at the moment. Just reading the comments above re Macy's opening time. Disappointing for familys who have people working. It seems retail workers are really getting a rough time come holidays. It's the same here I'm afraid. Every holiday bar thankfully Christmas day, shops just open as normal giving workers a pretty raw deal on family life.
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Xmas I agree on the black eye for Black Friday. There was a picture in our paper of a woman screaming with a shopping cart running through a store at 3:00am... Sad
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I went out one year. Got to the mall at 3:00am because they were doubling gift cards- what you put in, they doubled. I went out for that- saw people carrying sleeping kids in pajamas. And people jumping over planters and running through the mall. I got my gift card and left. Was home in bed by 3:30 and I said never ever again.
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Hi everyone. Hope your all well and best wishes to those who aren't at the moment. Just reading the comments above re Macy's opening time. Disappointing for familys who have people working. It seems retail workers are really getting a rough time come holidays. It's the same here I'm afraid. Every holiday bar thankfully Christmas day, shops just open as normal giving workers a pretty raw deal on family life.
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Wooot!!! the first Black Friday ad is just posted even though it is only Harbor Fright now the flood gates will start up.
I didn't see that! Awesome! I got an email from blackfriday.info today saying to start watching for the ads & add them to my approved email list, etc.

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Christmas decorations are being put up at Crabtree Valley Mall!

Check out the Blossoms thread!

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Originally Posted by Christmas-A-Holic View Post
Howdy! I have been busy and haven't had much time to visit. Got a lot going on the next few weeks, all good stuff! I love this time of year.

Wayne and I hit up the sale at Bath and Bodyworks over the weekend buying candles. 2 for 22 bucks plus 20% off. We bought Pumpkin Cupcake, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, Evergreen and Fresh Balsam. I already bought 2 Pumpkin Cupcake candles over a month ago and burned them all the way down. Had to get another!

We reached a high of mid 70's at 11 am this morning and have been dropping in temps today. It will get down to the mid 50's, north winds blowing and rainy all day. I am LOVING IT!!! I have the house opened up and burning a Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candle now with Christmas DVD's playing while getting some chores done.

I hope everyone is having a Merry Day!
Sounds like perfect day. I bet your house smells wonderful! Our local radio station was talking about the cooler temps in TX today - I was thinking of you!

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I just heard on the radio that Macy's is opening at 8pm on Thanksgiving evening...Boo macys!!! IMO stores should not open until the next morning...it's all about the $$ though...ugh black Friday is almost a thing of the past now!
I got a lump in my stomach when I heard that this morning. They ruined it when they started at midnight...now 8:00! What the heck??? That's just crazy! It was so fun to leave the house at 4am after a few hours of sleep, with a big mug of coffee, picking up friends, shopping with all the crazies, comparing deals, having breakfast at the coffee shop.... now it's just ruined. Everybody is crabby from no sleep after Thanksgiving gatherings. I just don't like it at all. But I guess my opinion doesn't count!


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you sound like you have been happy busy. I confess, I just broke down and put the furnace on, I was just plain cold!
Mine is on too! We never hit 70 today & our house felt chilly! It's raining now!

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Hi Made! Hope you are having a GREAT DAY!

I'm heading over to post my Fall pics on the thread that Snowflake started! Hope you are all having a great night!
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