Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I Don't *ALWAYS* Gripe...

So, the rest of my double shift passed somewhat peacefully. After about 3 a.m it was downright quiet and I actually read a book!

Saturday was a waste after I got home. Shady cat and I spent the day snoozing & snoring- don't let her fool you, that little beast snores too!- and got nothing done.

Sunday, I woke up earlier than normal (side effect of sleeping nearly 24 hours) so I fooled around playing Candy Crush & Cookie Jam on my tablet for a while. I finally summoned the energy to get up and get dressed, and went to get food and do some shopping. I'd been wanting to try some of the new sandwiches from Jason's Deli, so that was one of the first stops. I was in line behind a couple that should be in a sitcom. He ordered in about 10 seconds. SHE took nearly 10 minutes customizing her sandwich order into something altogether different. The very bored & annoyed order taker finally looked at her and said "Why didn't you just order the turkey & swiss to begin with?" *facepalm*

My turn to order. "Um," I began. "I need to make one little substitution on my order too." The order taker gave me the side-eye. "I just want swiss cheese instead of cheddar on the new Carolina Club." I didn't really want the lettuce or tomato either, but I figured I could just pick those off and spare someone else a headache. He began to snicker and admitted that he preferred swiss cheese on his sandwiches too. So far, so good.

Oh, that sandwich was good! Pecan roasted pork loin slices, bacon, honey mustard (a little on the sweet side, but wasn't going to quibble), swiss, the veggies, on telera bread. I picked off the tomato, but decided to give the lettuce a shot. My moan of pleasure upon biting into it was audible...which got me the side-eye from the girl 2 tables over. Her date/boyfriend winked at me, which cheesed her off even more. I didn't care. That was one of the best sandwiches I've had in a long time!

I'm getting ready to start stitching some of the Ink Circles Mandalas that I've collected, and they require a boatload of black floss for the outlines. Sullivan's black floss is better than DMC, and the only place I know to get it from is Hancock's. Yes THAT store. Good news: they were having a sale! Bad news: The associates still move at the speed of a dead turtle. WTF news: The 2 items I bought (20 skeins of black floss and a pretty piece of fabric that will be used as backing for something) were among the 5 items in the store NOT on sale. I still managed to maintain my decent mood and got out of there with my booty.

Next stop was supposed to be Wal-Mart, but there wasn't a parking spot to be found. I've been getting better about parking and hiking up to places, but since we'd had more snow/rain/ice fall, I didn't trust my balance or the spotty scraping job the store did, I decided to skip that and try them later. So off to the bookstore! Had a wonderful time there and spent far too much money before jetting off to Trader Joe's & Whole Foods.

Trader Joe's was it's usual overcrowded mess, but I had my list, knew exactly what aisles I needed and where I needed to be on them, so I got done pretty quickly. Until I encountered the old geezer who wanted to flirt. His horrified grandson heard him say that he needed a sweet young thing to cook him dinner and came rushing over to babble apologies and drag him away. I sent the coot into hysterics by cooing sweetly "It looks like you've already got one!"

Whole Foods was almost as bad as Trader Joe's. I was in line at the meat case behind a woman who wanted to know if the meat guy had a personal relationship with the pig her sausage came from, if it had a happy life, etc. He finally shed her and got to me. Since he's known me for years, he felt comfortable enough to tell me that the only pig he'd ever had a personal relationship with was his ex-wife and he wouldn't sell THAT to anybody. I had to laugh.

Oh, I also made it to Joann's for the rest of my floss needs. And a pillow form to fill the British themed pillowcase I'd gotten on Amazon. And some frames for prints I'd collected.

As you may have guessed, I spent an ungodly amount of money that day. But I had a good time, and was all useful stuff, so I'm not beating myself up about it!

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