Reality bites. Last night I ventured out into the real world. As in: I actually did my own grocery shopping for the first time in God knows how long. I'm not happy about it in the least, but I do have to admit that it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Which is a good thing, since I'm apparently going to have to be doing this pretty often, for next several months. Damnit.
Turns out Bonnie is out of town right now, visiting her daughter somewhere. And, while I normally can handle that pretty well for short periods of time, after Bonnie gets back... she's then headed to have surgery on both her knees. And while I feel absolutely horrible knowing what that must be like to go through all this, I also feel absolutely horrible that SHE'LL NOT BE HERE ON MONDAYS ANYMORE FOR QUITE A BIT OF TIME. Like three months, maybe??? Oh man... so not what I want to hear.
Poor Bonnie has been suffering plenty with her knees the past several years and yippee, this surgery is going to put her in very good stead. Of course it's concurrently going to put me in the funny farm, but I AM trying to cope. In the meantime, amidst my throwing every kind of prepared food known to man into my cart, I did make a wonderful discovery while shopping last night.
Apparently the store has made a wonderful redesign of the aisles and I was quite thrilled about it, too. There I was, going up and down the aisles and then, all of a sudden, I had a major realization. I noticed that in the center of the store... beginning in paper goods, maybe... boom. I saw that instead of having one looooong aisle running from the front of the store way to its' back wall, they actually cut the aisles in half about mid way through!! Like little baby cross streets that let you go straight through to four rows away if you want, withOUT having to walk allll the way up one aisle to get over to the next.
Thus, I could NOW take a short cut right smack in the middle of the aisle and cut my walking time in half! I could actually walk just half the length of the store, and if I didn't want anything on the rest of the shelves there, boom. I could cut right across and head on over to the Diet Coke shelf lickety split! Sheer genius, if you ask me. Like how long has THAT been going on, I wonder? Well, Bonnie would know, I'm sure. I myself just found out last night.
So it looks like I'm basically going to be living in the real world for a period of time now. I'm going to have to do my own shopping, my own errands, my own everything, etc.... that I totally hate to do. Like calling in and picking up my own meds, like standing in line to mail my own packages, like paying my own bills, and like carrying in my own groceries, which btw, is something I REALLY hate doing. All I can tell you is: while I wish everyone who is dealing with a health issue a speedy recovery, you can bet your sweet ass there is NO one for whom I hope it's speedier than for Bonnie.
Believe me... I this close to calling Kelly Girl Temporary office services.