jan_can_too (jan_can_too) wrote,

Adventures in Grocery Shopping

I went to the grocery store this morning. Because I am a small child and require everything to be entertaining, I sometimes think of my grocery shopping as my hunting and gathering. It sounds much more interesting. I hunted down that organic apple juice. I harvested that squash from the bin. Sometimes, when I want something out of the ordinary, it is a bit of a hunt as I try to figure out the ten most logical places for the item in question to hide.

It’s a game, of course. But I think it does actually help me keep connected to the essentials of life. So often I think about the food and clothes and shelter as the stuff to get out of the way so I can live my life instead of recognizing that those things are life. If I can’t stop and enjoy that it is warm in this room and cold outside, if I don’t notice that my breakfast eggs are smooth and brown, if I don’t wiggle my toes in my shoes from time to time, how can I be sure I’m alive?

It’s a day to be joyful in small things. And, maybe, to get a few big things done, too.

  • Dog Days

    Summer is here and the living is… complicated. I had been hoping for lazy times, fruity drinks, time in the sun. Not so much. Because Rick has…

  • End of Spring Reading

    Today is T.R.’s last day of school, so it is time to tally my spring reading. Not the world’s greatest totals this time around, but I have…

  • Book Report: Bitterblue

    A friend of mine was having a birthday, so naturally, I headed for the bookstore. A couple of years ago, she borrowed Graceling from me and loved…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.