Thursday, December 24, 2009
Hard to believe it is already here, isn't it? When we were children, waiting for the holidays seemed like eternity; now, they are come and gone in the flash of an eye. Time does seem to speed up the older you get. This morning I got up early and took my yearly walk to our area Shoprite; it's the only place in my neighborhood where I can get cold cuts. It's far, but not that far, and it is a great store...so much variety. Problem is, there is too much variety, and I found I was spending more than I needed to when it was my regular food shopping store. I'll admit it, I am one of those who fall for those fancy displays get me every time. I always end up buying something that I really didn't need...just because it was made to look good. So now, I do my food shopping at our little Met Food which only carries the staple and items that I need. There are no fancy displays found there; they don't have the room...and I spend so much less in groceries. And as you all know, this year is Christmas on a budget. And all I have to say is, it's about time. I realize I've been to commercialized. It feels good to get back to basics.
But, as I said earlier, I make my once a year trek to Shoprite on Christmas Eve Day. I take off work every year so I can get there before the crowds (oh, that is another thing I can't deal with there), but never fails, it always takes me about two hours to get it done...no matter how early I am. So, tonight we will have cold cuts, a shrimp dish for hubby, and buffalo wings for me and the boys. Tomorrow I'll do my real cooking...Pernille, gondulas and rice, mixed green beans, apple pie. Yummy!!!
May your holidays bring you everything that you wish for...joy, love, and peace.