Thursday, January 28, 2010

Good To Go Again

I'm calmed down now and mentally feeling so much better.  I  spent the day yesterday doing what I needed and wanted to do for me.  I started out the morning preparing  chicken barbecue for the slow cooker.  My mother gave me this new slow cooker for Christmas and I use it several days a week.  I had an old one that just wasn't cooking right.  Now this one is my new best friend. 

I had this cookbook.  It's fantastic.  You could cook a different meal every day for at least two years.  For two people, though, that's way too much to eat.  Anyway, I had that going so I didn't need to worry about dinner.  Done. 
Then I met Mom for a late breakfast at Eat 'N Park, which we hadn't had the opportunity to do for a while.  That was nice.
Next stop - Wal-Mart.  I know Wal-Mart can get a bad rap, but in this small town it's all we've got.  They're in the process right now of building a Wal-Mart Superstore in our town and we're so excited.  The local grocery stores aren't  so happy about it, which I can understand.  So I spent about an hour and a half just putzing and wandering around Wal-Mart.  All by myself.  Just getting things I needed for around the house.  Some necessities and other things just to spruce up the house a little.  Thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Next stop - grocery store.  I know a lot of people don't like going to the grocery store, but I do.  I had my computerized grocery list that I had printed off in the morning and then it feels so good to take my pen and scratch each item off as I put it in my cart.  See, it really doesn't take much to make me happy, does it?
On to JoAnn Fabrics.  I need new mini white lights for my mantel and wanted to see if there were any cute Valentine decorations left on sale.  I found both. 
Next - the yarn shop.  Ohh, I love it there!  I spend way too much time in there when I go.  I hadn't been  for a couple of weeks.  I got some red tweed washable wool to make a new hat.   I couldn't wait to get home, put away the groceries, eat the barbecue beef on bakery fresh kaizer rolls with cole slaw, so that I could go off to my sewing room and turn on American Idol and start knitting with that yarn.  And that's exactly what I did. 
Besides eating breakfast with my Mom and dinner with My Bob, I spent the whole day by myself.  I really needed that. 
None of the issues bothering me the other day have really changed, it's just that now I feel rested and more relaxed.  I can deal with whatever life brings me again.


Theresa said...

Sounds like a great day! I love Walmart. It isn't as convenient as my grocery store, cheaper on groceries but I spend more money on other stuff there. Anyway, Show us your hat when you are finished. I really wish I knew how to knit! Have a blessed evening dear Nina!

Anonymous said...

I love my slow cooker also. Made spaghetti sauce in it yesterday.

We have a WalMart super store but it doesn't carry as many groceries choices as our regular store and the prices aren't always less expensive. I pick and choose. I buy almost all my cleaning stuff at Wal Mart.

I also went to Joanns and got some valentines stuff. It felt so good to be out today after being housebound.

Glad you are feeling like yourself.

Annette said...

You did good!!!!!!

DJan said...

That's great, Nina, doing things that made YOU happy, and got a lot accomplished to boot. Nothing wrong with that kind of day, and I am so glad you're feeling more like your happy self.

Rae said...

It sounds like a delightful day. Just the kind that I like. Glad to hear that you are feeling a little less spent. You just needed a recharge.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Sounds like a perfect day. I need to get a new slow cooker. I have a roaster that size, but it's just not the same!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love that cookbook! blessings, marlene


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