Today was an amazing day. I’ve been staying at work rather late this year, so by the time I go home the downtown stores are closed. I’ve had a hankering for quite some time to visit Et Cetera, our local thrift store. (The lack of an oven has put a crimp in our dinner-making, so I wanted to find some alternate food-heating appliance.). Sadly, Et Cetera is always closed when I leave work.
Today, though, Lloyd called to say he’d be staying late at Lincoln Lutheran. I got the call at 4:15, and on the spot decided that since I had to walk home anyway, I was going to start walking at 4:30. Did you hear that?? Four-thirty!! A full half-hour before Et Cetera closes!
Of course I didn’t make it out the door until 4:35, so I was literally half-running the six blocks to downtown. (Shopping! Shopping! Shopping!) Along the way I checked my wallet, and DANG! I had no cash! That meant a precious 3 minute detour to the bank. (Seward is really, really small.) I ran across the street, got some money, dashed back across the street and got inside the doors at 4:46. Guess who was inside?? Beth!
Beth, I am really, really sorry that you had to witness my pathetic, sweaty delirium. Seriously, Beth was calm and normal and I was dripping buckets and hyperventilating . It was glorious, though! We had 14 whole minutes to walk around and see STUFF. Plus, I scored my Snack Master, or whatever it’s called!
After we paid for our purchases, she offered to drive me home, but I declined because now I was going to Dollar General!! “The stores are open! The stores are open!” I shouted as I ran onto the sidewalk! Well, I didn’t really shout it, but I sure wanted to.
I bought those cookies, and I ate six of them with gusto on the way home – with my coat open, trying to cool down.
Yes, I am pathetic. I also do not care.