Friday, April 5, 2019

Going To The Grocery Store

In the past few years, I've just developed a loathing for going to the grocery store. 
Okay, loathing is a strong word. I don't look forward to grocery shopping. 
I loved it when the kids were small. 

It was our big weekly outing. 
When the oldest was a toddler, he'd pick out a Hot Wheel or a book each week. 
Our daughter would pick out a book, treat, or My Little Pony or something small. 
The youngest always wanted a donut. 
My darlings were secured in the cart, ready to tell me what they wanted to eat. 
Now, it's just the two of us. 

Bill leaves what we are going to eat up to me. He makes more than enough decisions during the work day so he's happy to let me plan our dinner. He keeps me eating somewhat healthy. I honestly don't know what I'd eat if it weren't for him. 
Maybe, we'd be good candidates for curbside pick up. Except, I'm old school and those vegetables still need my personal touch, in my opinion. 

The produce store is a great quick stop if I'm really not in the mood to go to the grocery store. 
They have eggs, milk, etc. If they had meat, my life would be almost complete because they have flowers as well as produce. 

The complete meals delivered to your door companies might be an option. 

We've never tried it but it seems expensive and I've heard they are carb heavy. 
I can create the meals. I don't mind the clean up or even the cooking. 

It's the shopping that's not my favorite. 
Are you a list maker? I'm not really. Usually, I make a list and forget something anyway. 
I'll stop in at the fish counter to pick us up something yummy. Then I'll grab some vegetables to go with it. 
That is all that is on the docket for today. I'll putter in the garden when I get home from the store. I'll run the vacuum so everything is dog hair free for the weekend. That's about it. 
I'm off to the store. A bouquet of fresh flowers will probably end up in my cart. :) 
 Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. 
Have a great day! 


  1. I have never been a fan of grocery shopping. Now I live in a condo on the 3rd floot, and park in a parking garage. It makes trying to handle groceries of much quantity difficult. I now have my larger groceries orders delivered. I love it!

  2. Hi Katie,
    I can so relate to your post. I do not mind the grocery shopping but taking it home and putting it away is what I hate. I have found since it is just Terry and I we seem to be happy to just get something from a restaurant and split it. Seems like a better choice than making a huge meal for two. We try to order out healthy and not fast food. Since we spilt a meal it usually is not that expensive to do. With all of this said I still once in awhile will make dinner at home. Terry likes the left overs for lunches. The pic of your kids when smaller is so cute. Have a good weekend.

  3. I agree with you on two fronts - I don't enjoy the shopping anymore but feel I must because I want to choose my own food. I touch the fruits and vegetables and choose which piece of meat/fish from the case that I prefer. Also, I'm retired 10 years, so it is an "outing" for me as well as exercise. I do have my heavy pet items delivered (dog food and cat litter) and will occasionally pick up from a restaurant. Each to their own ....

  4. I hate grocery you I use to love it when my kids were little but now that I am retired grocery shopping is not fun. I make a list as I am a list maker...I have my menu planned for the week and only get what is needed. Cleaning supplies and pet supplies are delivered to the door...but I personally want to pick out my meats and produce and bakery items. So you are not alone when it comes to grocery shopping.

  5. I am definitely a list maker but I have to say grocery shopping is one of my least favourite things to do.

  6. I can take or leave the store, but yes, necessary. I always end up with things I shouldn't and forget things I need!

  7. Katie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!! I thank God every day that Joe does the food shopping!! I have hated it since I was a kid when my parents would make me go with them ( they always went together) instead of letting me stay home alone and watch my TV shows...Joe's Dad always did it so when we got married, Joe wanted to do it so I said "Feel free!!" He also decides what he wants to eat for dinner as he is a very picky eater. I usually eat something completely different than what I make for him. We have totally different tastes...He likes meat and I could really live without it...