Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday Craziness

So this year I decided I would brace all the crazy people and go out shopping on black friday....meaning I became one of those people that go shopping at crazy hours but I was not the I am going to fight you for this item crazy. haha So my friend Rebecca, her little sister and I set out to have a nice fun adventure! Becca had a nice little list of things she wanted/needed to get while Katie and I were more along for the ride and would see what we found. 

Bec and I at Target at 4am
Our first stop was Walmart at 10:30pm on Thanksgiving night (yes we started shopping at 10:30pm). So let me tell you people in Walmart on black friday are NUTS!! They get mad at the smallest thing and their are people everywhere!! But this Walmart did have their stuff together! All the electronics that were on sale that everyone were after, their lines were spread through out the store. Yes it did lead to a bit of a scavenger hunt to find the balloons telling you where your line was to start, but it was great because everyone wasnt standing in the same place looking for different things. So im sure you are wondering why the heck we went to crazy walmart, well Becca wanted this $99.99 blue Wii and look for toys for all of her nieces and nephews. So we definitely ended up walking all over that store trying to find the person with the tags they hand out saying you got one. This is how we learned about the balloon system! Becca got her Wii! I got 2 movies for $1.96 and one for $3. I thought that was a great deal for 3 movies and I was very excited! So we spent about 2 hours in walmart and Becca bought almost all her nieces and nephews Christmas presents there. 

Next stop was Kohls. We didnt get there till like 1am and we thought maybe it wouldnt be to crazy. Well we were way wrong, Kohls was the worst place we went to all night/morning. When we walked in we were shocked at how long the checkout lines was. Both sides we backed up all the way to the back of the store. It was just NUTS! We thought we would just waste some time looking around, trying some things on in hopes that the line would be shorter by the time we were ready to leave. Boy were we wrong. We spent about an hour just looking around so about 2:30am we got in line to check out. We were in line for over an hour! All I wanted was to buy this 5pc place setting for my aunt because it was 1/2 off and its her favorite. I almost said forget it I will come back tomorrow (because their sale was a 2 day sale) but I finally got to check out and move on to the next store.

Target was next. We completely missed the rush and they were kind of dead when we got there! The first stop once we walked in the store was Starbucks! We needed some coffee because we still had 2 more stores left to go to when we were finished there. We really did not have a reason to go to Target other than because it was beside Kohls so why not. LOL (great thought process) We spend about an hour in Target just looking around. I ended up buying 2 movies from Target. New Moon for $3 and Eclipse for $5. I was very happy about getting them so cheap since I am obsessed with this series! This by far was the easiest place to check out of and I think but the time we left there at like 4:30am we were starting to get a little delirious for being up so late.

Next we went to Old Navy. I just wanted to check out what they had on sale. I ended up buying a new long sleeve shirt that has a hood and front pocket. I had to talk myself out of buying other things! I really wanted to buy a scarf but I told myself I already have like 6 so I didnt need another one right now. Exp since the weather has stayed really mild and I cant really wear them. 

Our last stop was the mall because Becca wanted to get a GPS that was on sale. It was 5:45am by the time we got there and we were all starting to get really tired. Once we were finished at Radio Shack we thought about going in other stores but it was 6am and we all just wanted to go to bed!

We left the mall and we and got some Bojangles. Got back to Beccas at 6:45am  ate our food and I was asleep by 7am. So with that being said, I was up for a straight 24 hours. I have not done that in a very long time. I am very shocked at how well my body held up and how I did not really start to feel tired until like 5:30am or so. But over all I had a really good time. It was not as crazy as I thought it would be but this might be because I wasnt really looking for anything so I didnt have to wait in lines or deal with the crazy people. I do think this is something I will do again as long as it will be as stress free and fun as this experience! 

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed their time with friends and family! It is not the count down to my favorite holiday of the year and I cant wait!! Let The Holiday Season and Listening to Christmas Music Begin!

Chloe :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time for Thanks

Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I thought I would share some of the things I am most thankful for. One of the things I am most thankful for are my mom and my aunt! They are helping me so much right now while i still continue my job search. My mom is letting me live with her for free and my aunt is storing all of my belongings and being that shoulder for me. They are definitely two of my favorite people in the whole world and I would be living in my car if it wasnt for them. haha Another things I am thankful for are my friends. I am not sure who I would be as a person without them. Most of you are the ones that are keeping my spirits high and letting me know that the right job for me will come along soon! So I thank all of you for being such great people and helping me keep my head held high and know that you love me! I am also thankful for God. I know that he will not put anything in front of me that I can not handle! I have been put in many difficult situations over the past few years and he has always brought me through them. I am also thankful for life! It is a beautiful thing! I always tell myself that no matter how hard things might be for me right now their is someone else out there thats life is harder and I need to be happy with what I have been dealt! I am also thankful for all the things that we seem to take for granted like a roof over my head, food on the table every night, a car to drive, my cats and the list goes on. 

Their are just so many things to be thankful for this holiday season. I really want everyone to remember that everything (good or bad) that happens in your life is a gift from God! Be thankful for everyday you have and for all the people in it. We only get to live this life once and we need to be thankful for everything! So please know that I am thankful for everyone in my life! So dont forget to just thank someone this holiday season and tell someone that you love them. You never know when it just might brighten someones day or brighten their spirits! Lot of you have dont that for me and most likely have no idea! So once again I thank you! 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Chloe :)

P.S. Enjoy all the yummy food and dont feel guilty to indulge a little on this day of thanks!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Time For A New Post

Well hello everyone!! It has been about a month since I last blogged so I thought it was time I do it again. I am sitting here in the starbucks at Barnes and Nobles (not my normal place to get free internet) but I was at the other starbucks yesterday and I didnt feel I should repeat the same place two days in a row. So I thought I would try a new place. The one thing I like about come here is I dont actually feel like I have to buy anything to use the internet here! So that works very well for me who is broke!

So I am sure everyone is wondering how my job hunting is going. Well I had a job interview almost three weeks ago at Forsthy Medical Center. This is a hospital in Winston-Salem, NC do be the community outreach ATC. I would mostly be working with community groups, like running and cycling groups. The job interview went very well but the job has a marketing component to it and well I know nothing about marketing (Never even took a marketing 101 class in college). I now have a second interview this Monday with the hospital again and this time I have to do a presentation. Does not have to be long (only5-10mins) and well I talk a lot so I am not worried about the time. Just kind of nervous about having to do a presentation as part of an interview. And I never knew making a presentation about my profession would actually be so hard. But it is deferentially harder than I ever thought it would be! So we will see how it goes on Monday! So everyone say a little prayer for me and wish me luck!

On another note I really have to find a job by Dec 17th because that is when my mom has to be out of her apt. For those of you that dont know she is moving in with her boyfriend and well I will no longer have a place to live. Or at least I will not be moving in with her and him! I am sure I could live with my aunt but I would really like to have a job and a place of my own. Its very hard to be this independent person and live on your own for 7+ years and then have to move back in with family! I am very grateful for them and the fact that they have given me a free place to live while I continue my job search but I am ready to start my life again! I know it has been a long process for me but I am keeping my head held high because I know that God has a plan for me and he is just saving something great for me :)

Well thats a little bit of what has been going on in my life since my last post. Hopefully things will continue to change for me (in a good way) and I will soon be posting about finally finding a job! So make sure you keep checking back to see whats new in my life!

Chloe :)