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.


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