This first full day of Fall was just about as gorgeous as they come, wasn’t it? I was torn between just walking to Meijer to pick up some produce and lugging it home or taking the car out for a much-needed spin. Four wheels versus foot power won out since it was 10 days since it had been out of the garage, though I do go and start it every few days. My car is five years old today, and, as I drove into the garage, I glanced at the odometer and it read 2,827 miles, of which a whopping 205 miles have been driven so far this year.
It is three miles roundtrip to Meijer, and, even though I drove, I racked up three miles or 6,000 steps on the pedometer as well. This is because I park in the boonies and trudge in from there and then I leave my cart in the center of the store most of the time, and just walk to retrieve what I need.
As I strolled around the store, I noted that the school supplies have been tucked away ‘til next year now that the Halloween paraphernalia is out in full force. That décor takes up a sizeable chunk at one end of the store, and, at the other end we find Halloween goodies galore. I decided to reward myself with some apple cider, but not before I paused to peruse the caramel apples rolled in peanuts which I really love. But I swore off sweets in 2010 and decided not to start up again. Not to mention, I was somewhat conflicted on whether a caramel apple was technically a “sweet” or a “fruit”. My only sweet indulgence these days is chocolate or strawberry milk. However I succumbed to something silly and somewhat sweet when I got to the milk cooler. I bypassed the chocolate milk in favor of a half-gallon of TruMoo’s “Orange Scream” milk. When I put it in the fridge at home I have to admit I wondered aloud what I was thinking when I got it, but, I guess I was channeling the inner child in me … 3,000 steps forward and one gigantic step back.