I made it to Macy's on Black Friday and lived!
I consider myself a somewhat intrepid New Yorker, but even so there are a few experiences I make every effort to avoid. You won't find me at Times Square on New Year's Eve or standing outside for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Until Friday I would have added that I wouldn't be braving the crowds at Macy's 34th Street on Black Friday.
But I ended up at Penn Station on Friday afternoon and decided to live for the moment. Yes, there were crowds -- big crowds -- but I took a deep breath and waded into the fray. The opportunity to get my 2019 Macy's pictures was too good to pass up. I didn't shop, but I enjoyed both the inside decorations and the windows on Sixth Avenue. The windows will be featured in another post later in the season. I still don't plan to be in Times Square for New Year's Eve, but this was definitely worthwhile.
Proof that I made it to Macy's on Black Friday. It doesn't look very busy, but it was.
One of my favorite indoor decorations at Macy's
Every year Macy's does a commemorative stuffed animal and these adorable teddies join the collection in 2019. I was sorely tempted to bring them home for the collection, but held off for now.
"Wintry mix" is predicted for later, so I got myself up and out early. Got in my daily walk and a visit to a an amazingly overcrowded -- for 9:00 am -- Trader Joe's. I guess everyone else in the neighborhood was there early to beat the crowd. I've now made some headway on my cards and even wrapped one gift for mailing. I'm listening to Patsy Cline and happily blogging.
Random Generator chose the winner of the Buttercupland 2000th blog post giveaway and it's Ginny at Let Your Light Shine. Congratulations, Ginny, and many thanks for being a friend of Buttercupland. I will be in touch to get your mailing information.
If you're traveling this afternoon, prayers for a safe trip. For the rest of us, wishes for cozy afternoon. As ever, thanks for visiting and every happy wish for December.