Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

So, do I seem like the type to you that wakes up at 4 am, gets in line and starts fighting for the goods?


I come from a long line of great shoppers...well, my mom is a great shopper. People who know me in person know this because most likely if you tell me you like my shirt, coat, sweater, pants etc I am probably going to reply that my mom got it. She also probably got it on sale or at TJ Maxx. I love TJ Maxx, don't get me wrong, but no one finds deals at TJ Maxx like my mom does. And yet, you will not see my mom hitting any stores on Black Friday.

I, also, DO NOT hit the stores bright and early. There is really no deal good enough for me to wake up early on a day I do not have to work. I slept until 8 this morning and it was beautiful (by the way, that's extremely late for me, but my body clock has been adjusted a bit since I haven't been to work in so long). Even though I am not part of the 4 am crowd I did do a little shopping today. I hit up Michael's to get the goods to make Christmas cards at 25% my whole purchase and then I made a slight detour to Old Navy where I got two sweaters, a sweater dress and an awesome scarf for $50 (saved $46 wooo). Yeah...I didn't do any shopping for anyone else, but at least I will be well dressed, haha. Seriously though, if you felt how freezing it is in my classroom you would understand my need for sweaters.

On another note, I had my records from my last visit with the doctor regarding my knee sent to me so I can bring them to my new doctor. They include all the notes my doctor wrote...

"This is a 5 foot, 5 inch female appearing younger than stated age. She is awake, alert, appropriate, interactive and cooperative..."

WHAT? LOL. Is this normally what doctors write because I laughed out loud when I saw this? Not that I am ever going to mind people saying I look younger that really important to my knee? And also, if I looked OLDER than my age, would they seriously write that? Someone could get pretty offended! At least I know I can use my student discount for a few more years...

Secondly..."awake"- do people generally go to the doctor's office asleep???
I am also glad that I am appropriate and cooperative cuz behind his back I am thinking about how much doctors piss me off and how not helpful that appointment was.

But seriously, now at my next appointment I'm going to be paying attention to this sort of thing. I have to make sure I look awake enough and act interactive. I wouldn't want him to write that I was boring...or inappropriate. And what exactly is inappropriate when it comes to a doctor's appointment?

Kinda wondering what a 25 year old is supposed to look like...Do they learn this in med school?


  1. Haha those doctor's notes are hilarious!

  2. That's hilarious!! Yeah, why the heck would they write that? Kind of flattering though! Everyone says I look young for my age and I've come to the conclusion it's a good thing.

    I am jealous of your mom for being one of those people who can bargain shop well. I have some friends like that and I am always amazed to hear where they get their clothes!!

  3. hilarious dr notes. i wonder if mine say something similar about looking younger. last week when i was on vacation one of our tour guides said i looked like i was 15. cooool.

  4. well maybe from now on as teachers we can use "awake" as a compliment for kids during conferences. "Well Mrs. Smith, I am happy to report that Mary is very awake at school"....

  5. OMG Kelly that's probably the funniest thing I heard all week!!! That doctor sounds really weird - why would you even write that!! I'm glad you changed doctors (and I can't wait to hear how it goes!).

    And btw, good job on the 46$ savings! I'm jealous!!

  6. Enjoy it while it lasts! I remember being 25 and people telling me I look like I'm 18 or younger. Now, almost 29 and I am still getting carded almost everywhere I go! :)

  7. We don't have Black Friday in Canada BUT I did order some Glo Bars since she had a 40% off sale on them! Pretty exciting, for me. Haha

    Omg, that is HILARIOUS that your doctor wrote that. Weird, though. Lol. I've definitely never had anything like that happen to me! At least he only had good things to say! Haha

  8. oh my god, your doctor sounds awesome... I wish I had a doctor to boost my self-confidence ;) mine just tells me my vitals sound good.

  9. Totally with you on NOT hitting the stores for those door-crasher sales. NOT WORTH IT. (Especially not when Mom can find the deals - heh)

    Funny notes from the doc... take it as a compliment.

  10. I laughed out loud at those doctor's comments? Seriously?? Wow.

    I can't get up early to shop either. Just don't have the motivation in me. and I will openly admit that I am totally not a bargain shopper. I try to go to places like TJ Maxx, but I get totally overwhelmed by the amount of merchandise and leave! I am just too impatient!!

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  12. thank you so much for your kind words! and i'm so excited to read your blog from now on! :) how did you know you wanted to be a kindergarden teacher? i'm going back and forth with the idea...and i'm a college sophmore so i have to decide soon! and congrats on getting married...that's something i'm looking forward to as well! :)

  13. Ha! That's great! I've never requested my records, but maybe I should!

  14. I think the "appropriate" comment was definitely my favorite. Is this guy used to lots of "inappropriate" people in his office?

  15. Those doctor comments cracked me up! It is def. a compliment that you look younger than you are though. I bought a beer at a Colts game two weeks ago and the lady carded me and said "wow, you look a lot younger than that!!" Not like I'm old (will be 24 next Tuesday) but it's nice to hear that you don't look your age, ya know?

    I saw you had H1N1 -- So did my hubby. He was home from work for 5 days and didn't feel back to normal for probably 10. I hope you are feeling better! Enjoy your free time ;)

  16. Sorry I am VERY behind in my reading. that is too funny!!

    I tried to do the 5Am Target thing...but I hate lines and crowds. so I saw the people and drove home :)