Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I had another killer day.
It was really cloudy today for much of the day. It is starting to warm up again and is really nice but I'm so busy I have no time to enjoy it. LOL.
Today I made my grocery list and headed out to do errands. I didn't have as many places to go this week so it was easier. I had some places on my list in areas that I don't always go to and discovered that a lot of small businesses that have been in my area for years are now out of business. I never noticed how much things have changed. One place which is now gone was a used furniture store and is now a children's center. Another place which used to be a multigenerational grocery store is now a youth center. Some places, like a small bar, are now empty parking lots. An antique store is empty. A book store is closed. A beauty shop the same. There are a lot of empty buildings. Empty malls. As people exit Illinois so do jobs and businesses. They are replaced by law offices and pawn stores. Ugh.
Today I went to the post office, newspaper office, library, bank, Aldis, Kroger, Sears, and Wal-mart. I finally bought a new pair of New Balance tennis shoes. I don't like them as well as my old ones but had no choice. I made it home before 2 and my son helped me put up the groceries. I got to finally eat lunch at 2:30 P.M. And then it was time to start supper.
Baby was patiently waiting for her meal today. She got some extra goodies - some chicken.
Hubby and I went for another walk. An owl is hunting down by the road every day. So cool!!
I'm getting my exercise in and eating okay.