Today I went to Meijer. I started to walk, as it was bright and sunny and such mild temps – perfect for a walk, but I decided to just take the car and walk laps in the store to add to my total mileage. Unless the weather turns ugly tomorrow I should reach 500 miles, so I am keeping my fingers crossed as the time is dwindling to get it done in 2013. A Facebook friend posted that she has already received three seed catalogs in the mail. Well, on a balmy day like today Summer and planting time does not seem crazy at all.
I hadn’t been to Meijer since the first week of December when the aisles were full of Christmas goodies and trinkets, all which have been moved and marked down to make room for the New Year’s Eve fare, festive disposable dinnerware and noisemakers. The large Christmas décor area was nearly bare and soon the shelves will be stocked with Slim Fast and exercise equipment as incentives for our potential New Year’s resolutions. Then, the diet aids will soon be followed by paper shredders, income tax software and calculators so we can tackle the income tax project later in the season.
Walking around the store I heard a cacophony of coughs, sneezes and alot of sniffling as well. Since I’m a bit of a germaphobe, I was glad to walk the outer perimeter, then fill my cart up with my grocery items and beat a hasty retreat. ‘Tis the tail end of the holidays but unfortunately it is also the onset of flu season, so I hope that flu shot and all my apples and oranges work their magic and I stay healthy.
It sure was great to see the sun shining, wasn’t it? It actually made you forget about the big snowfall two weeks ago today and the torrential all-day rain, just last Saturday. The wacky weather continues, but for a Winter wienie like me, I could take today’s weather anytime as we ease into Spring!