Gone shopping?

Gone shopping?
Or has no new shoes changed our habits?

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Only 40 days to go...

I have to say that I'm slightly unnerved by the level of speculation concerning my underwear on this blog, but that's not the reason I haven't posted for a few days. Last weekend was a complete family-fest with my brother-in-law(Dan)'s baptism and engagement party and I'm only now remembering where I am.

It's almost a week of no new shoes and yet for some reason it feels much longer! That said, I don't think I've done too badly. Visiting the supermarket was an interesting one, though - I found it all rather depressing. I'm one of those strange people who likes to going to the supermarket (as long as it's not Saturday afternoon). I like to wander dreamily among the ailes, picking-up the odd bargain as I go along, seeing what takes my fancy. This time, no browsing for me. No buy-one-get-one-free-oh-look-it's-a-bargain-let's-have-one-of-those. It was simply a matter of picking-up the necessities, although I did spend for too long debating with Jim whether yoghurt is actually an essential (possibly not, but it's allowed). He even had to have his own basket for all the goodies he wanted to stock-up on.

However, the festivities at the weekend reminded me of that old cliche "the best things in life are free." I took a few minutes to count my blessings and be happy for the brilliant (and slightly quirky) family I'm part of and particularly that my father-in-law, Jeremy is still in good health after recovering from cancer.

If nothing else, I think no new shoes is giving me a little perspective.


Angela said...

I know what you mean, I like to browse the shelves in the supermarket, so far only one trip and lots of veg brought, still debating whether tomato soup is a 'ready meal' or not (Toby needs to know!).

Anna D said...

I think soup is allowed. I'm trying to make my own as much as possible but there's not always time. Toby seemed happy when I suggested this.