Thursday, October 24, 2013

A grocery shopping perk

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I did our grocery shopping this morning, along with my dad's shopping.  I did my parents' grocery shopping for years and have continued to do my dad's in the years since my mother has passed away.  For a long time, Mr. T and I did the grocery shopping together in the evenings.  We usually went out to Subway for supper before tackling the task.  Mr. T would take our list and I would take my parents' list, and off we would go. 

In the past couple of years I've taken on the task myself and usually shop in the morning for both households.  It's a chore but I really don't mind if I can get going early enough.  Recently, I've discovered a perk of early morning shopping (along with finding all manner of meat at reduced prices, that is!) -- the in-store Keurig coffee.
 $1.29 is a small price to pay for a cup of Green Mountain coffee and the relaxed feeling it brings as I go about my shopping.  The past 2 weeks I've had pumpkin spice; today they were out of that, so it was southern pecan.  Thank You, Lord, for little things that make my day special!


  1. I stop for coffee sometimes on my way to work and it make the hour go by a little more quickly. I don't have a CD or tape player in the car now, but I do listen to NHPR to catch the weather and spend time praying and thinking of dear friends. We have so many now who are going through hard times. It is a long, but a good commute and not wasted time.

  2. It's nice, isn't it? I love how sipping a cup of coffee just makes me feel relaxed and sort of pampered. I call such little moments -- whether coffee, or some beautiful sight in God's creation, or whatever -- "spirit lifters" because they truly do lift my spirits. I am so thankful to God for the little things He does to bless and encourage me every day.

    If I had a long commute like yours I would also use it to pray (out loud). My hubby also does that when he has long commutes (which he thankfully does not have at the moment!). I agree, that means no time is wasted. You have accomplished something important and valuable with that commute besides just getting to work!

  3. I like going to the grocery store early in the morning before the crowds arrive. It makes me feel calmer as I can shop without company!:)

  4. Anonymous7:41 AM

    Why does a cup of coffee out always taste better than my cups at home?? Maybe I like the paper cup? Either way, I agree pumpkin spice coffee on a cool day.:)

  5. So true, ladies! I am happy to see you both here.

    Arlene -- yes, I like to go as early as is practical. If I go too early then my dad will not be up and about when I go to deliver his groceries, and I like to do that all in one trip when I can. If I can get to the store between 8 and 9, it all works out pretty well as things don't start to get busy until 10. If I was only shopping for myself, I would go at 7 and have the rest of the day to myself!

    Nikki, yes, I don't know why that is, but coffee out always does seem more special. At the couples' retreat, my hubby and I went to the coffee shop several times. He had a maple latte (made with real maple syrup) which was absolutely amazing. I had a pumpkin spice one! God is so good to give us these special moments.


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