Peace and Quiet

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Don’t ever underestimate the value of quiet.  I just woke up from a nice little nappy-nap and as I woke up I heard the birds chirping.  So nice and relaxing.  I am SUCH a homebody 🙂

I think the reason I’m enjoying all this quiet now is that Kimm and I had a rough time of it out and about today.

We decided to do a little run to Price Rite to check out their prices.  With us trying to spend less money on food this month, we wanted to see if it would be worth it to shop there for a few things, mainly the fruits and veggies.  Price Rite is only about 5 miles from where we live.  We did manage to find a few good deals–limes 10/$10, cherries 1.99/lb, grapes 1.50/lb, a large container of oatmeal for 1.50, Red Delicious apples 99 cents/lb, my favorite small red Goya beans only 69 cents a can.  But even with these deals, we will NOT be shopping there again.  Why?  The people!  First of all this store is crazy busy.  But that’s not the worst of it.  The people are just rude.  Pushing past you with their cart when there is not enough room, almost running you over when they are behind you in an aisle, reaching in to grab stuff when you are looking at something without even an excuse me, little kids (lots of them) running all over unsupervised, and the loudness of everyone talking loud or shouting over to other people in the next aisle.  It’s enough to drive you crazy.  We definitely didn’t find enough deals to make us come back.  We value our sanity way too much 🙂  The funny thing is, I remember this is exactly how I felt after the last time I had tried this store out.  But I guess I was thinking so much of saving money, that I forgot.  I won’t forget this time!  Our overall spending there was about $15, but it cost me a lot of stress and aggravation.

Another thing that annoyed both of us when we were out was the TERRIBLE drivers.  I swear, every time I go out, it gets worse.  First of all, the volume of traffic is just getting unreal.  And we don’t even live in crowded cities like Los Angeles or Boston or New York City that are known for their traffic.  I can’t tell you how many people ran red lights, didn’t yield, or followed too closely.  There were many accidents that were narrowly averted.  I really believe my blood pressure was high the entire time I was driving.  And I normally don’t even feel this way.  It’s SO frustrating.

I was so glad to get home and just relax in my own home.  Sometimes I just wish that I could live in a very secluded area where there were minimal people to drive me crazy.

In other news, I finally got my hair cut today!  That was also long overdue.  I wasn’t able to make an appointment last time I went because my schedule had not come out yet.  Then by the time I felt like I was getting ready for a hair cut, I went another couple of weeks.  But today I knew that I could not go an entire weekend at work without it getting cut.  It was just so thick.  But now it feels light and breezy again.

We did not go on a walk today.  Both of us are trying to rest sore areas–Kimm’s knees are really bothering her and my left ankle and knee are the culprits.  We are thinking that possibly it is the uneven sidewalks that we are walking on since we never felt like this after going to the gym and walking longer distances on the treadmill.  Hopefully we will both be better by tomorrow.  If not then we will rest for the rest of the weekend.  It can take a long time for an injury to heal and I don’t want anything to get worse.

Nothing much planned for today.  Just some HGTV probably.  And maybe another little nap 🙂

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