Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What happens when I am sick and go shopping.

Never go shopping when you are sick.  I should have listened to that advice, but am too stubborn.  This Saturday, we are hosting a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt.  And I had some last minute things to buy (thank goodness the over 700 + eggs are stuffed with candy and ready to go!).

So as I wandered the aisles of the mega superstore trying to find the three things I needed (mainly coarse ground coffee for my industrial size coffee percolator machine), I stopped at the T.V. section.  And proceeded to stare at whatever was playing (because I have no memory of it).  I have no idea how long I stood there, but every time I inched my way down the aisle, another large screen would captivate my attention and put me in a hypnotic trance.  I got out of there as fast as I could.  About an hour later, actually.

I finally found my bag of gazillion coffee cups that I needed for this weekend, and about a thousand napkins. But no coarse ground coffee.  I picked up liters of ranch dressing (I don't know why), and stopped at every taste testing booth they had.  And then picked up a container of brownies, and some milk to go with them.  Thing is, I don't drink milk and seldom eat brownies (I am allergic to wheat and sugar).  And I already had milk at home.

I perused the clothing and the books, the towels and the toys.  I walked the entire store, and worked up a fever in the process.

Just when I had given up, I found a free trade organic coffee taste testing booth where they grind the beans right there!  But I had to taste all the flavours first, since I had never heard of them.  It took another 20 minutes, but I finally walked away with the expensive coffee.  And the caffeine started kicking in while I was loading up the car.  But it's the first time I walk out of that store with less than a hundred dollars worth of stuff.  Maybe being sick is actually good for my pocketbook!  By the time I got home, I was sweating bullets, and just wanted to climb into bed.

Anyone want some brownies and milk?

Life with Kerri thinks a nap is in order.


dawn said...

Feel better Viv, get some rest and I'll be right over to help with the brownies and milk

RamblingMother said...

Hope you feel better soon!