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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Wii, wii, wii all the way home... or not- looks like a better chance of a coyote in the backyard, than a wii under the tree!




I keep clicking and checking to see if anyone has it in stock. They don't.

But, the internet is not my only world----

In the real world- my alarm (internal) has been set early- -so I can go out stalking stores....

Friday Morning I was out at 5:00 a.m. (Got a decent start on my Christmas shopping)

Saturday Morning I was up at 5:30. Nada.

Sunday morning- 6:00. Nothin.

Shopping started- but, as far as the Wii of the boys dreams????? No luck. The small one has been wanting a Nintendo Wii- since they came out last year. It's at the top of his Santa list. As hyper and jumping like a jumping bean he is--- it really would be a good system for him. He wants- the High school musical game (he's my rock star) and Mario something or other- and of course- Sponge Bob Squarepantis........

The problem is- they are out of stock everywhere! Oh sure- theoretically they come in- and out of stock.... but thus far- not while I've been online- or in store.

I've posted a request on Ravelry- to trade my Ashford Joy Dt with bag and extras for a wii bundle..... Have had a few sweet people say they are interested and looking... but so far- no Wii. Wahhhhh :(

It won't be the end of the world if we can't get a Wii. Christmas has little to do with Wiis or other expensive toys.... And I refuse to overspend on a unit through ebay- (though it is tempting...) or other secondary market vendors...(the amazon ones have crazy prices) but there is that very normal mom-desire to see Christmas wishes come true...... so for now- I'll keep trying;)

A few Wii search tips-

(Lots of sweet people have shared their experiences)

1) Watch the ads for Sunday sales- then head out before everyone but God is up. Wait in line- you might get lucky.

2) Keep. Clicking "refresh" (Amazon is going to cancel my prime- membership)

3) Use a web-based wii- tracker- they'll do the clickin for you and you can subscribe to the rss for instant updates.

4) Make friends with your local game store employees.....they can give you an idea of when shipments sometimes may come in.....(maybe I should bake a pie? No- better yet- brownies?)

5) Just keep shopping- eventually you'll accidently find one.... or not;)

It's still early in the Christmas season.....not time to panic. Yet.

I've cast on a Flowerbasket shawl in Ruby and garnet Zephyr for pretty shiny holiday cheer tomorrow.

Hmmmm... just a random side not-

Seriously- if you live here- you have a better chance of having A coyote in your backyard than you do of finding a Wii....

No lie- this morning, we had a visitor- a coyote in the neighborhood! (I'm sure. I checked. It wasn't a dog. It was one of these . I ran upstairs to tell my mad hunters--- (to come kill it and save all the children, and small pets) but they rolled over without much regard.

It ran back and forth along the edge of the swamp- I mean pond-- plenty of time to make sure what I saw- but-no time for a pic.

I called the police. They said and I quote "They are part of nature" I said- "Yes- but not part of my neighborhood".

I'm telling the president of the association... she's pretty tough;)

Actually- the whole coyote thing creeped me out. We live in a small sub. No street lights. The kids leave early in the morning for the bus stop. (Not just my kids- all the neighborhood kids) I don't like the idea of a coyote running around.

Will check into a private animal control service. Maybe they could trap it or something......since my in-house animal controllers- seem to only be obsessed with killing deer.

Dear Jesus- I pray for safety of the kids at the bus stop- keep that coyote away--- help him find some nice rural place to play---amen ps- Lord- a wii would be nice--- but you know--- it's not like food or anything;)

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