F Simple and Serene Living: don't make me go 09 10
Saturday, November 30, 2013

don't make me go

It is the Saturday after Thanksgiving and we all know what that means. The shoppers are out in full force clogging the roads. They are honking, they are complaining, they are acting downright rude. This is all done in an attempt to get to Macy's, where you would think this is the last sale day of the season. 


Seriously people??? We all know there will be a new sale everyday from now until Christmas. Besides, this is Small Business Saturday, which means that you can avoid all of those big box stores and spend your money at a small local business. If you live in my town, you can buy from me online and I will even be happy to deliver it to you free of charge. Insert large smiley face here!!!


So, you are probably asking yourself what the title of my blog post is all about. Well, the cupboards are bare, and I do mean bare. There is not a crust or crumb to be had. As I sit here enjoying the play of the light on the bottles in my window,


I think of what I can do to keep from going out. I've dusted, I've vacuumed, I've even mopped, (sorry, I draw the line at dragging out that iron) so I am running out of things to keep me at home. I know I can call and check on my mom. Oh wait, I've already done that. SIGH!!!

You see, the problem is that Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are both over by the big mall and that means nothing but trouble. Yes, I can take the back road to Trader Joe's, so I guess I am going to have to bite the bullet, make my list, and just do it. Besides, the thought of making nutty loaf for dinner is kind of spurring me on. 

So, if you are out there today and you see someone singing along to Christmas carols and waving at cranky old drivers, that will probably be me, and if it isn't well, just wave back anyway. They probably are on a grocery shopping mission, too.



 

17 comments:

  1. you're a braver soul than i. i'd make do with a run to a grocery store of some other kind - far away from the mall. :)

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    1. We do have a Walmart neighborhood market across the street, but I seriously don't like Walmart so I braved the roads :)

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  2. Laura, I do not go out any more to shop in the huge crowds...I can wait. Usually it's electronics that are for sale on black Friday. Hope you can enjoy when you get to go out. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I managed to avoid the bad traffic and Trader Joe's wasn't crowded. hooray :)

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  3. Hope you made it to the grocery store! It was me on the hwy coming home from picking up my decorations singing and smiling all the way home!! I'm here and did not stop at nary a store! Although a small business stop would have been OK! Hope you have a good day.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. I did make it, Linda and I'm embarrassed to say that all of my belly aching was for nothing. Except for the bill it was relatively painless :)

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  4. If I were your neighbor I would bring you some turkey and a whole left over pumpkin pie, potatoes and even sweet potatoes...We have tons of food from Thanksgiving left over. It's kind of nice. I haven't left the house since Tuesday. :) I get noodles in crowds.It's funny how people are so competitive even for parking and shopping. Happy shopping and you are brave!

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  5. Wow, I wish I was your neighbor, too, Holly. That sounds so good. That is the only downside of eating out. No leftovers :(

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  6. Your Christmas header is so cheerful! Made me smile. I haven't been out since Monday. A light came on in my car and the book said it was the brakes and I probably need brake fluid. I stopped at the Jiffy Lube and they told me they don't do anything with brakes. But the lady (yes a lady mechanic!) opened my hood and showed me where to put it, then pointed at Dollar Tree across the road and told me to go get some brake fluid. I tried to open the hood, got the part inside right. But I can't figure out the latch to actually open it. So I'm sitting here with brake fluid and not going anywhere until I find some man in the neighborhood to show me how to do it. (Got all my groceries Monday.)
    Brenda

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  7. Thanks, Brenda. The latch should be just inside the hood in the middle. That is something I can do. Wish I was there to help. xo Laura

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  8. Glad to hear your trip out was uneventful! My husband and I haven't ventured out since Monday. We have no desire to mess with the crowds.
    Kathy xo

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  9. Isn't it funny how after a holiday, the fridge is totally empty (well, after the leftovers are gone!)? All that space was much needed! This is the time I say...use all those boxes of pasta and cans of beans, be like those frugal people that say you can live out of what's in your cabinets for 2 months! lol! Not that I mind going the 2 blocks to my grocery store, it's just that I spent every last dime on Thanksgiving dinner!! ;-) And I hear you on going near the stores...early weekday mornings and afternoons work for me.

    XO,
    Jane

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. now thats a wonderful attitude, you made me smile for sure,

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  11. We were out there, Laura, and it was no fun. Have a good, peaceful week.

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  12. Hi Laura,

    We may head out to do a little shopping today .. but I don't want to. I think there will be plenty of deals all season long and I'm focusing on getting my house ready for decorating. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving:) xxL

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  13. You are brave! I didn't go anywhere that day! lol

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  14. I was careful not to get out....shops around here are always busy. It was nice to buy milk and cereal at CVS today. But we do what we have to do and we survive! heehee! Enjoy your afternoon my friend!

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