Not Much Happening Today
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Spent time cleaning a bit and went grocery shopping; both of which are not at the top of my favorite things to do list. I really dislike grocery shopping. I always have a list and I can stick to it pretty well, but what seems like endless walking, reading labels and putting things in the cart is just monotonous. There are times it is overwhelming, too many people, too much stuff, too much everything; it sets me up for an anxiety attack and I have to leave the store before checking out and just leave my cart full of food right in the isle. It’s horrible. Then there is the ever rising cost of food. I see dollar bills just floating out of my hands. Parking in the furthest corner of the lot, I like to pretend that schlepping the stuff to the car and in to the house is a game. I pretend the bags are weights and do curls, shrugs, lunges, whatever I can think of to get the most out of the activity. So at least it’s not a totally wasted effort. Once in the house there is putting things away. There is not much room in my kitchen and since I dislike going to the store I always buy a lot at one time so I play another game trying to solve the puzzle of where things are going to fit in the cupboards. Once that is accomplished I begin cleaning vegetables so they are ready to eat when I want them, snacking along the way. The next question out of someone’s mouth is what’s for dinner? I really dislike that question especially because by this time I am pooped, being so out of shape. I tell them whatever they want to fix which always quiets everyone and then I have a light lunch and take a nap.