everyday life

Today I was at the grocery store in town, a warm and friendly place.  I’ve been seeing the same people there for years, and that’s a great feeling.

At the check-out, I was telling the kind person bagging our groceries that I didn’t need a bag for the soups, because I was going to put them into the container for food donations (through Campus Life, I believe).

Meanwhile I forgot to press the button to move my credit payment along, and how many times have I used this machine?

I started laughing and said, “I can’t multi-task anymore!”   Just one of those moments that lighten our days.

Then I went to our library in Oostburg and checked out two novels by Jan Karon–time to reread her wonderful books.   Lots of faith and laughter there too.

Margaret Been’s paintings give me the same good feeling.

2 thoughts on “everyday life

  1. I know about supermarkets. Although we are enjoying living back in Waukesha County with our family, how I miss our little supermarket in Phillips!

    The aisles were always packed with workers unloading cartons on huge wheel thingies. Weekends and especially deer hunting week were a scream–guys in blaze orange wandering around looking confused, with a 6-pack and some potato chips in their carts, etc. It was a time to visit with friends, and when it was 35 degrees below zero outdoors we stayed in the store longer and visited more!

    We have just switched from Pick and Save and Sentry down here, to the Piggly Wiggly–a smaller, privately owned mart in Hartland. Hopefully, as the weeks go by we’ll see the same faces there. The aisles are full of cartons, and it seems like home already! 🙂

    I love Jan Karon’s books too!


    1. Hi Margaret,

      My heart still goes back to other places too!

      We have the same stores in our general area. I used to stop at the Sentry in Port Washington on the way to my mother’s home.

      Here in Oostburg our grocery store is Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly. Locally owned.

      And Jan Karon and books. Isn’t rereading a wonderful thing? Already, I am seeing things I missed the first time.

      However, I don’t know about 35 degrees below zero!


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