Sunday, January 21, 2007
The alarm rang at 5:20... why didn't I go to bed earlier than 1:10a.m.??? But I still made it out of bed... J wanted to know why the alarm was set... where was I going... and WHY was I doing this????
By the time we left the house, it was 6:00 a.m. and a light dusting of snow was falling... but at least the temps were not as nearly cold as they had predicted. We arrived at the store a few minutes later and at first I saw no people... then I scanned the other side of the entrance and there not to be missed was HUNTER ORANGE... one man was actually wearing his hunting gear. Oh yeah, the other fools were out in full force... well, that is if about 15 people equal full force. Next to us in line was a kid that I work with, Jeremy. We talked with him quite a bit and a few other people as well. It was actually lots of fun! Finally just after 6:30 I saw someone that I knew inside the store and told her to tell our boss to come and hand out numbers so I could go warm up. She asked how many people were outside and knowing that we had about 20 Wii's in stock... I said, "Oh about 20." Shortly after the store manager came out and passed out numbers to us... K1 had #11. Finally! Now I could get something hot to drink... our choices were McDonald's and Starbucks. Well, my record for McDonald's has been running since the second week of September (my record for being the last time that I went to McD's so I couldn't go there!)... I was hoping and praying that Starbucks was open. They were at 5:00 a.m!!!! I could've been sitting there warm and toasty and let my son stand outside... oh! if only I had known!!! With an order of Chai (for me), Cinnamon Dulce Mocha for K1 and a blueberry muffin to share we sat down by the fireplace to warm up.
I had brought a book in with me figuring I would have some great reading time... however, my son surprised the hell outta me by leaving his mp3 player in the van. We sat for an hour having some great one on one, mommy and son time. This rarely ever happens! What a wonderful morning this was turning out to be!
At 7:55 we returned to the store so he could stand in line again to get inside. It was his turn to purchase and since he had gotten games and accessories at Christmas, he didn't need to buy anything else (one person ended up spending twice the amount my son did by buying games and controllers, etc - OUCH!!). Our morning excursion was over and it was time to go home and try this thing out.
Was it worth it? There had been a couple of numbers left at 7:55...so yeah, we didn't have to get up quite so early but if we hadn't then I would've missed a wonderful morning with my son! So yeah... it was definitely WORTH it for me... I mean, heck all it cost me was a $10 Starbucks bill.