Welcome to my digital writing journal, or mydigitalclutter. What started as a family blog almost two years ago has morphed into my writing therapy. This is where I do a lot of free writing, mostly about my life with my family and the things that catch my interest. While nowhere even close to perfect, in each post I like to see how my writing is changing with time and practice. Most posts are left unedited for this reason, so if you don't mind, take the journey with me.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grateful for Groceries

I'm a little late tonight to share my day of gratitude.  Tonight was piano lesson night, which meant I had a little time to run to the grocery store.  After dropping off my two darlings off with the teacher, I headed to the dreaded big W to pick up a few things for dinner.   Don't judge me because Wal-Mart is so close, closer in fact than any other grocery store, but that was where I headed.

Walking the aisles, it hummed with activity.  Families, couples, and singles wandered the racks and shelves, putting easily packaged food into baskets.  It was so amazing, that I had to stop for a moment to take it all in.  My own cart soon began to fill with a package here and there, the makings of my "famous" chicken enchiladas, and I couldn't help but feel so grateful for the ease of it all.

Around the end-caps, people congregated and chatted, hailing one another like long lost family.  A few people stood at the adult beverage aisle, their children running around in circles.  I had to laugh internally, because it seemed so ironic that they would be standing there.

It isn't my favorite place to be, but I am still so grateful that we are able to peruse the aisle and pick whatever we desire for dinner in the very moment we want it.  Not that I wouldn't mind eating from the garden all the time, but to have a place, so very close, to let me purchase what I need, when I need it.

*Thanks to Google for the picture*

4 Lovely Scribbles to Me:

Tonee + Brennan said...

Amen! I was thinking about that this week. More specifically that I can buy fruits and veggies at the store (since I can't grow them all!) I haven't had fresh fruits and veggies for over a week, so I was getting really depressed every time I opened my fridge. Then I went to Costco; bags of carrots, pears, beans, and broccoli later, I am a happy girl!

One Cluttered Brain said...

Very well thought out Teri! Like it! I too am grateful for Wal-mart and convenience like foods.
Ahh. Thanks for the reminder.

2busy said...

It's funny, I talk about going to the grocery store and doing my couponing as being such a pain in the butt. But, really, it is so convenient and truly a blessing. I will try to look on the brighter side in the future.

Terresa said...

So true! We have so much @ our disposal, don't we??

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