Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Shaw's Rocks!

When did I become the person that gets excited about grocery stores? This, to me, is VERY scary. Excited? About a grocery store? When I was younger, I used to go to the grocery store with my mom. It was that oldest kid guilt thing, I guess. I felt like I should go with my mom to the grocery store to keep her company. Why that was, I don't know. She knew EVERYBODY in the grocery store! We would stop in the middle of each aisle and catch up with each person we saw. Maybe I went with her just to get her to buy food because now she will think and talk about going to the grocery store for a full day and a half before she actually gets there.

So, back to me, (it always comes back to me)..... I dropped B at soccer practice in Orleans tonight. That is a different town than which we live. I had to run to the grocery store because I was out of the basics: bread, milk and paper towels. The paper towels being the most important because I go through like a roll a day. I went to Shaw's instead of my regular Stop and Shop which is closer to my house. I grabbed a little basket because I only needed 3 items. Got that? Only 3 items. What woman actually goes into a grocery store and buys only the 3 items that she needs? My husband could, but not me. Half way through the store, I upgraded to a cart. This is where the story becomes sad. I was getting excited at the different things this store carried than the store I normally shop at. Obviously I was missing out on new products by not experimenting with different grocery stores! Normally, I get bored by the grocery store (and a little angry too, at how much money it sucks out of me each month). I get bored of making the same lunches, dinners, snacks etc... But at Shaw's tonight, I was practically giddy with excitement! I am shaking my head in disbelief at how pitiful that just sounded. Ugh. These are some of the new products I found....

A new Ocean Spray drink? Yummy! One that will give me energy and help prevent bladder infections?! Cool! Pickles in little bowls that I can put in B's lunch? Ooooh, is she going to be psyched when she opens her lunch box tomorrow! Breadsticks to dip in peanut butter? What a great snack that both girls will like and it's different than goldfish and pretzels! Plus, not pictured are the large pork bones that I bought my dog and my nephew-dog for a treat when they are on their playdate tomorrow. Have I ever seen these items at Stop and Shop? I think not! I've got to go lay down and rest now. I just had a full cardio workout at the grocery store!

7 comments:

Melisa said...

I went to the grocery store this evening for garlic bread and spent $104. Go figure.

Jules said...

Oooo... I need to go shopping with you. You get the coolest things.
Of course, with me, I think that chocolate would have accidently found its way home as well.

Don Mills Diva said...

I feel you on this one actually - I love grocery shopping - there's something about all that abundance that is calming and reassuring to me...

caution said...

It's really sad that I do understand this post! Take me to a different store and I can come out of there with a $200 gallon of milk

Queen Mommy said...

I love food and am a connoisseur of grocery stores! I am with you!!

KathyLikesPink said...

I am totally in agreement. I do most of my shopping at one store but there are a few products they do not carry, so once in a blue moon I go to the competitor and stock up on whatever item it is. Then I get lured in by the wide aisle of books (in a grocery store!) and then the huge selection of magazines and it just all goes down hill from there.

Colleen said...

I am extremely impressed wiht the pickle snack cups! how cool!