Black Friday Shopping + Officially Christmas

How many of you did your Black Friday shopping?

I live in Canada so it wasn’t as big as it would be in the states, I also only went to one store which was Walmart. I didn’t even want to go shopping but my boyfriend wanted to get 2DS games. It was probably the worst shopping experience I’ve had, Walmart has all their games locked up behind some glass and there was so many people lined up for iPads and Tablets that no one was paying attention to any other product by electronics. My boyfriend and I waited for 15-20 mins just to get a game unlocked from this cabinet, it was ridiculous.

When we finally got our games and stood in line it was taking forever, they had people who didn’t even work in electronics working there but all they did was end up standing there. People would walk up to them and ask can you unlock this or help answer me this and these people were like I can’t but I can get someone that can. What was the point of you being there? Useless people I tell you. We ended up getting Mario Kart 7 and Zelda for my boyfriend.

The funny part was we didn’t even have our 2DS yet, they were still coming in the mail, which we were bumped by because when you buy something all you want to do it just play with it right? We were sitting on the couch and saw the mailman come, it was awesome. Just as we said we wish they were here they arrived!

My house is officially Christmased out! We put up all our decorations, both our trees, our Christmas lights have been up forever but that’s okay. I’m also almost done my shopping! I only have one person left to get which they sent me their list today but I’m lazy so I don’t know if I’m getting it today.

Alright, thanks for reading my lazy blog!

Ice Storm 2013

It is official, the storm I was talking about my previous post has been hash tagged “ice storm 2013.” The storm got worse over right, literally every parking lot is a sheet of ice, every tree has either fallen over or parts broke off, half the city doesn’t have power and isn’t expected to get power until Christmas day. If you stand by a window you will hear cracking of a tree that is falling over, it’s actually a creepy sound. My boyfriend picked me up at 12:30 PM last night, so everyone was in their houses and there was no cars, all I could hear is the trees by the school I live fall down. I didn’t know what tree it was because they were so loud I thought they were the ones by me. Salt doesn’t do anything for the ice that is everywhere, you literally have to scrap it off if you don’t want to slip. Hydro lines have fallen down because we put the lines along the roads where the trees are so that’s why the power is off. 

Early a generator exploded and it made the sky go purple, red and blues in Toronto. It’s honestly really bad here, trees are falling on houses, people and pets. Everyone is still in the Christmas rush so they aren’t following the rule if the stop lights aren’t working, treat it as a four way stop. When I drove by the mall on my way home, the parking lot was still packed. Both my boyfriend and I work in rec centers, he is maintenance and I’m a lifeguard. He had to go into work because even though all the programs are cancelled the recs turn into safe havens, so people with no power can go there to warm up. If they need people to do first aid they could call all the lifeguards to come help out but that would only happen in a really bad situation. 

The radio here is nothing but where to go if you don’t have power, how to drive, telling everyone to go slow and don’t rush anywhere, the weather and telling everyone to stay inside. The weather for here is that the ice storm warning is over but it is still raining, it’s getting warm so it’s really foggy now but later tonight the temperature is suppose to drop so everything will be a sheet of ice again. This weather is going to be here for awhile as long as it stays this cold and even if it does get warm it will melt but at night it always drops below freezing. 

Cleaning off your car is terrible, the scrapper wasn’t even working on the car windows. My boyfriend just started to beat the window with the brush do it would crack so you can even get the scrapper to get under the ice. It worked but don’t bang too hard. My friend actually was using a blow dryer to get into her car which would work but would take all day long. 

My family is just chilling at home and getting ready for Christmas and avoiding the storm. Tomorrow people start coming over so we have to go down to meet them to keep them from falling. My family parks underground and we have a two car parking spot, tomorrow we are going to get my uncle to park there then walk up the long way so we don’t have to walk on ice. 

This is just my point of view, I know people will have a worst story to write about since trees are falling on houses and cars. Please be careful out there! 

20 Things I like about Christmas

  1. I get to see the family I like.
  2. Snow.
  3. The turkey/ham dinner. 
  4. The Christmas trees.
  5. The decorations. 
  6. Giving people presents and seeing their reactions. 
  7. Presents for me! 🙂
  8. Time off work.
  9. The drinking and partying. 
  10. The shopping. 
  11. My sister waking up at 4 AM and everyone telling her to go back to sleep. 
  12. People trying to wake me up without getting hit or yelled at (my mum has gotten it down to a fine art.)
  13. My mum’s stockings she gifts us (she honestly makes the best stockings!)
  14. The croissants we get in the morning. 
  15. Pictures!
  16. The mad, crazy being busy. 
  17. Trying to put thing together after you’ve opened everything. 
  18. New years is around the corner. 
  19. I get to see my dad.
  20. I get to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend.