Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 6: Simple Grocery Shopping Method



This feels silly.

I can’t believe I am including this.    

But in the spirit of embracing and enjoying simple things, I must mention how I like to shop for groceries.

Here’s my method:

I go between 6 to 7 in the morning.

Because I am up at that time,  very few people are shopping at 6:00 am, Chick fil A is open by then for my favorite coffee, there is always a parking space by the door, and I don’t have to look ‘dolled up’.

I try to only buy for the week.

Because my grocery bag unloader at home may not be awake and not able to help, and if I have forgotten something, I can always go back.

If I do have to go back to the store during a busier time, I try to enjoy it.

I know. This may sound like I am stating the obvious, but it is very important to me.

How do I do that?

I stop by the cosmetic aisle and look at things I recently saw on YouTube makeup videos.

I check the magazine section to see if the new Christmas magazines are out yet.

And I enjoy seeing families from all walks of life buying groceries together.

On a return trip on a Sunday afternoon at the grocery store in South Texas where I live, families have on their favorite NFL player jerseys (usually for the Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans) and their baskets are full of food they are going to prepare.

I enjoy seeing things like that.

Music is playing in the meat market section, and I can dance a step or two if I want to.

If I hear a song I like but don’t recognize, I can use my Shazam app on my phone to get the title in order to add it to my IPod.

I entertain myself.
I smile and greet people.

I enjoy it.


Stacey said...

Amen to the enjoying yourself part! Grocery shopping is just part of life and we might as well have a little fun doing it. :)

Jean Campbell said...

The first time I walked into an HEB and heard 'Ladies and Gentlemen, tortillas are fresh from the ...' I thought I'd died and gone to Heaven. HEB was like going to the fair.

Unfortunately we decided not to move to Texas and I can no longer get real tamales to eat at every meal until they're gone.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I think this post makes a very important point -- life is what we make of it! Grocery shopping can be a grinding chore or it can be an enjoyable outing -- the choice is up to us!

Theresa said...

I also shop a week at a time:) I like smaller shopping trips that don't take SO long! Enjoy your day dear Laura, HUGS!

Connie said...

We are definitely cut from the same cloth, even though no way, no how can I imagine shopping at 6 a.m. ~ BUT....I do try to enjoy the simplicity of these everyday things & the people around me. (So interesting to peep at what is in their grocery cart ;) )

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I shop at HEB too! I also go early in the morning. I try to get there by seven. It'a amazing how less crowded it is at that time. I've noticed they've really stepped it up in the music department too. I love their playlist! Lol!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You go woman. I used to love to grocery shop....not anymore...I have never heard of HEB stores. Shopping for the entire week makes sense and to go early... Shop away...

Pura Vida said...

oh how I have begun to dread going to the store...but I have found your secret to be in control of it rather than it controlling me and you are can be quite fun!


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