A day of getting ready.
Christmas Eve is my [big] meal to cook.
I made my [mental] list of items for the grocery; it's
Super Target today-
Little miss is my shopping companion and while I'm loading myself into the car
placing my down coat onto the empty seat beside me I ask,
Do you have your coat, it's cold out today?
We quietly head to the store and I think to myself
I sure could use another cup of coffee.
I'm thankful the Target has a Starbucks right inside and
it doesn't take much for me to convince
miss we need to wait in line
for a beverage.
She decides she would like a hot cocoa with whip cream
and chocolate shavings on top.
Quickly she grows bored waiting 3 people deep
one barista running the cash and the coffee.
She eyes the grapefruit.
She wanders over, lifts one high above her head and
smiles big for my approval.
I nod with approval and she disappears to the other
side of the fruit stand.
I can't see her for what feels like 30 seconds but I'm sure
it's only 2-
I get out of line to peek at her.
She is on her tip toes pulling down a bag to twist tie
her grapefruit in.
My face must show her worry because she smiles big and reassures me.
I smile back.
I decide a coffe really isn't that important
and go through the store loading up the cart.
Miss [mostly] pushes the cart while I find just what I need.
She adds a thing or two;
a new ornament for big mister she knows he wants.
(it's darth vader and I had told him on a previous shopping trip, no.)
We finish in just under and hour.
The check out lines aren't as long
as I expect them
I pull a coke zero from the mini fridge as I unload my groceries onto the belt.
The groceries are bagged and loaded onto my cart when
I realize I left my wallet at home...
The manager came and assured me they would keep my
cart in the walk in fridge until I returned.
My cart wasn't in the fridge.
I found the manager.
She said, "they couldn't continue to use the space
in the fridge and they were
running low on carts... they really weren't sure I was going to return..."
Miss and I (re) shopped.
As we were walking through the parking lot
to our car with our cart full of groceries
miss says states,
why would we not come back for our groceries...
it's 2 days before Christmas!!
Thankful to have our groceries.
And glad I wasn't waiting until just a few hours before I had to cook the
meal to head to the store.
P.S. Have you read Christmas Jars;
After I realized I left my wallet at home I was looking in the bottom of my cart for a jar.