I totally broke all the rules today.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Man, did it feel good.
This morning, I woke up feeling kind of sludgy. You know that feeling when it seems like you
are walking in Jell-O all day, and no matter how much you try to perk up (regardless of your caffeine intake) your "get up and go" never gets going? Well, that's how I felt today.
I couldn't even imagine driving to the gym this morning. It wasn't the workout I dreaded, but the getting there seemed painful, and hard, so instead I worked out here at the house, in an attempt to rev up the brain. It worked for a bit, but didn't last.
I decided that what I needed to do was to just get showered and ready. Yesterday I got all caught up on laundry. On Monday I went postal over the dust in my house and cleaned all. day. long. (The desert? It is beautiful, but oh! is it dusty.)
I hadn't yet had the opportunity to enjoy my clean home (although the dust was once again living on my counter tops and shelves early this morning), so I thought today might be the day to rest and enjoy the fruit of my labor. Since I was feeling sludgy and all.
I sat down to read a bit when it occurred to me that I could not remember the last time I had been to the grocery store.
A quick look through the cupboards told me that it had been a pretty long time.
So I grabbed my bag and headed out the door.
This is where my first Rule of Grocery Shopping had been blatantly broken:
I was hungry.
It wasn't until I got to the store that I realized I was really being a rebel, because not only was I hungry, but was obstinately breaking the second Rule of the Grocery...
Shopping without a list.
Yes, I know. I know!
What will you think of me now?
There are two reasons I shop with a full stomach and a list:
1. I won't buy every single thing that sounds good.
2. I will buy everything I need, and won't have to go back for at least a week.
So, having to pay for the consequences of my actions, I came home from the store with two impulse buys:
OK, so the plain Popsicles aren't really impulse (except I don't usually buy TWO jumbo boxes). They are a pretty much a summer-time staple around her. After-all, I do live in the desert and I must stay hydrated.
The Creamsicles? Total impulse. I actually bought two of those as well, but I was too lazy to get the other one out of the freezer.
I have to say I confused myself with the purchase of cream cheese. It was on sale, and when I passed by and saw it there on the shelf, I grabbed (of course) two packages.
This was quite possibly the most impulsive part of the trip, because I am not all that crazy about cream cheese. Now, don't get me wrong, occasionally I like a little Philly Goodness on a bagel, or when it's part of a cheesecake, but it's not on my list of weekly items.
To make this post just that much more weird. I also bought 2 gigantic Russet Potatoes, because for some reason, while shopping, all I could think about is Potato Soup, and how much I wanted that for lunch. Because potato soup is what someone craves when it is 90 degrees outside.
In spite of my huge deviance (read with sarcasm) I managed to spend $20 less than I usually do when I visit the store.
Which probably means I will have to go back before the weekend.
When I got home and got all the stuff put away (and obsessively wiped the dust on my counter that had settled while shopping) I promptly made a turkey sandwich, completely forgetting my craving for potato soup.
The good news is that if you are feeling sludgy and tired, and are craving potato soup, being a Grocery Store Rebel is the cure.
Oh, and Creamsicles help too.
Posted by Kellie A at 6:31 PM