Grocery Shopping

grocery shoppingAs I feared, grocery shopping took forever yesterday and wore me out. The meme about getting takeout from being too tired from grocery shopping is me every single time. I believe one of the circles of hell is endless grocery shopping. Just a circular grocery store that you don’t know is a circle, so you still turn around to get things you miss. And it’s constantly getting remodeled, so things are moved around, and it runs out of things all the time. But even without those, it still qualifies as a circle of hell.

If I want to make it worse, it’s full of people who push their carts down the middle of the aisle or park their carts on one side of the aisle while standing in front of something on the opposite aisle to look at it. For several minutes. Blocking the whole aisle. Looking directly at you and not acknowledging you or the fifty people lined up behind you. Add some toddlers who haven’t had naps being driven around in those giant plastic cars attached to full-size carts AND a busload of folks from the retirement home while I’m at it. Heck, I could run that circle of hell. But that would be some small pleasure, so that’s not happening. If it’s a WalMart, it gets bumped up a level of hell.

Maybe I should stop being cheap and do curbside pickup.

Minimalism Game – Day 6:

  • 5 more books! I have to stop with the books for a day or two. I kept going back and forth on these ones but ultimately faced facts that I won’t read them again, and if I really want to, that’s what libraries are for
  • some connector thing to the Polar Heart Rate monitor I no longer have.

From my readings:

Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach

…all my hours aren’t billable; finding a quiet center in which to create and sustain an authentic life has become as essential as breathing.

Zen In The Art Of Writing by Ray Bradbury

The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling or tiger-trapping.

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