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Thursday, May 14, 2020

A wee bit of normal returned Tuesday morning with my trip to the grocery.

Senior hour is from 7 to 8 in the morning Monday through Thursday at Kroger so I arrived right at 7.

I felt like the new kid on the block as I had to learn the new rules for in-store shopping. 

The first thing I noticed was that the main entrance was locked and the other entrance was flanked by an employee who was making sure that only seniors wearing masks were allowed in the store. 

After grabbing a sanitized cart I made my way into the store, where I felt like a kid in a candy store. I noticed that there weren't any directional arrows on the floor so I made my way to the toilet paper aisle first. 

Who knew I could get so excited over toilet paper, but when I saw a pack of eighteen mega rolls of my favorite brand I nearly squealed. (Well I may have squealed a little)

Once the excitement was over I made my way over to the produce section and proceeded to make my way around the store with the list I had made the night before. As I went through the store I noticed how few people were shopping. I don't think there were over ten customers in total. 

Luckily I was able to find everything on my list except paper towels and liquid hand soap. I don't use many paper towels and as I just opened a large roll I won't really need any for a while. I have a histamine reaction to perfume so I need unscented soap. I found some on Amazon and ordered it yesterday. 

The experience I had was definitely positive so I will continue to go to the senior hour for now. I still cleaned off the groceries when I got them home so that hasn't changed, but being able to pick out my own groceries and saving money always makes me very happy. 

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  1. So glad to read you ventured forth and got most of what you needed. Keep enjoying each new day ~ FlowerLady

  2. I bet it made you feel a little bit more normal to be able to get out and shop yourself. I think this is going to be our new normal for awhile. Have a good day.

  3. I ran into Walmart across the street from Charlie's acupuncturist this morning. I never shop there but it was just so close. I found my fav TP, Cottonelle. First time I've seen that in 2 months. I'm following these guidelines that say you don't need to wipe down food...

  4. Glad you were able to get out and get what you need. It's a surreal experience now with shopping, that's for sure. Our local grocery stores seem to be pretty well stocked on things, though there's limits on lots of things...TP, pasta, meat, etc. I'll have to read the link Brenda sent above. We've been using Clorox wipes on our groceries, too. Sure wish they'd make up their minds!

  5. I, too, get excited when I see toilet paper and disinfectant products! Glad it was a successful trip!


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