Tuesday, January 17, 2012
So I was feeling pretty punky at work today, like I might be coming down with a cold, so I decided to leave an hour early. My office is across the street from Wal-Mart, and since I was "sick" and needed to buy some carpet cleaner anyway I rationalized picking up some hot chocolate fixings to warm my soul. And once I was in the store, I thought, why not indulge in some mini-marshmallows for that hot chocolate? Oh, and what is more comforting than warm cookies, so may as well pick up some cookie dough, too! I trudged up to the checkstands and was bewildered by row after row of long lines, seemingly not moving. A big snowstorm is forcasted to come in tomorrow, so I figured that everyone was doing their panic provision-buying at once. I made it down to the self-check, and that was even backed up and not moving. After a few minutes, word was passed down the line that debit cards were not working anywhere in the store, hence the back up. I stood there a few more minutes, contemplating the junk food I had cradled in my arms, and realized I'd probably be just as happy with what I could make from cocoa powder and soy milk I already had at home. Turned on my heel, put everything away, and left. Sometimes the Universe has a way of letting us know what we really need. The cocoa and soy milk was hot, chocolaty and comforting, and I'm not kicking myself for compounding the problem of not feeling well enough to workout today. So thank you, Universe, I will try to keep my ears open.