My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Black Friday & Blouse

This year was our first adventure with 12:01 PM Black Friday. Crazy. Wild. Fun. Super busy. Somehow, I thought it would be much quieter than the early morning rush that Natalie and I have ventured out in years past.  Ironically, my favorite bargain find was this black blouse (Ann Taylor) to replace an older version that I have worn and worn.  (This skirt is Pantera shopping/guiding days so at least seven years old.  I love it.)
Our 'Black Friday team' of Natalie and Adam , niece, Emily and me (and Cricket) had an adventure at the San Ysidro Outlets - south of San Diego!  Cricket guided a little sleepily and seemed to wonder - now why are we shopping at 1 am!  Because we are adventurous, Crickers, I told her! 

6 comments:

Beth Finke said...

Your Crickers sure is a devoted guide, Becky -- what a trooper! I'll be matched with my new guide tomorrow, thanks for all your good wishes...

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I've always wondered what kind of people go shopping at midnight--now I know!! Ha ha! I bet Cricket was weirded out. She was thinking, "What's with these crazy human bargain hunters?!"

Becky said...

Beth - indeed, Cricket really is a great sport! Will be thinking of you tomorrow.
Mimi - your comment made me laugh outloud. Yes, I am one of those crazy people a part of the crowd! We were laughing at those that were stopping to have a pretzel at the mall at 1 am and then by 2 am realized it sounded good!

Retired Duo said...

We weren't brave enough to go out on Black Friday for serious shopping. We did stop at Tractor Supply here in Troy, Ohio, because they were offering 40 lbs. of black oil sunflower seed for $19.99 (black oil seed on Black Friday, I guess). Our bird friends will be so happy. :)

3 labs 4 me said...

I wouldn't shop after midnight or at 6 a.m. either. Just not worth it for me. You & Cricket are brave to face the crowds of crazy shoppers. Yikes!!
Love the black blouse. Very cute!

wendy said...

Love the blouse and you look ABSOLUTELY beautiful in that photo. I think it is one of my favorites of you and Cricket.
beautiful view as well.