Yep, that’s me. I’m behind the deadline on my Slurp even though I’ve worked on it most everyday. I’m simply not doing enough each time I get butt-in-chair time. On top of that, I’ve had to pitch in more with household things since Fal went down Thursday (I’m not doing great on that either, if you’re wondering).
Today, for example, I had to do a systematic job search (documentation is required for those of us who’ve been bums as long as I have), then get to the library to return our movies (a dollar a day for overdue ones starts adding up), and then go to Mart, comma Wal for groceries for the week.
This is the first time I’ve had to go grocery shopping alone for quite some time. My loving wife was concerned my back would limit how much I could get into and out of the cart and the car, since she can’t assist. I scoffed, because my back has been stronger and less painful over the last few days. And it takes less time to recover, so I figured I could do it.
She gave me a list with a handful of items. I mean, c’mon. Five or six items? For the week? For a family of four? Right.
So I went about my method of going through the inventory of the house in my head, and stocking up where we needed to. In all, I did about a week or more of shopping, rather than the usual 2-3 weeks’ worth the two of us do, but it should get us to a point where LOML can help again. Take THAT wife-who-didn’t-think-I-could-do-this. HA!
The kids helped me unload the booty, and it was great … what they couldn’t lift I carried myself. Between the three of us we managed just fine. Who needs her anyway?
Seriously, the hardest part is getting the groceries out of the cart onto the conveyor belt at the store. There’s no staging area at the back of the belt like in other grocery stores around here, because the cashiers are putting the items directly into the bags on their stupid carousel of plastic bags. Six bags and they’re sitting there with their arms folded across their chests tapping their foot waiting for you to hurry up and get the bags. STUPID set up, to be sure, but hey, no one asked me.
This time it wasn’t really a problem though. I had enough room for everything and I got to the end of the belt just as the sixth bag filled up.
So that’s been my day; how was your weekend?
Off to Slurp now. See ya.
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