BEFORE THE SLICE: My Must Read In 2014 update (see page above, & button on the right) is dismal. I'm not even sure when I last read one from the list! Too many books out lately keep me from reading the older ones. So-Carrie, Maria & everyone: I've completed 13 of 26. Will.try.harder!
My granddaughter Ingrid spent most of Saturday and part of Sunday with me. We stayed home most of the time, reading, doing a puzzle, drawing and playing. But one thing she asked to do was to go to the grocery store. She had a few things to get, like 'yellow' string cheese, since I only had mozzarella sticks. Now, I love my very close grocery, but it doesn't have the variety of things to see that a nearby large Safeway does. And I knew Ingrid had not been to this particular store because she and her mom usually shop at Sprouts. So off we went. I needed coffee and a loaf of bread. This isn't the "rush in with a basket on your arm spree" to grab and go, but a slow-moving "examine everything that looks good" expedition.
We had a great time
- examining every cookie and cupcake at the bakery, choosing which one might be best, which were really big enough for two, what colors and decorations were just beautiful.
- listening to every 'musical' card at the greeting card aisle
- checking out the kids' books, discovering the ones we already know, and new ones that looked good
- looking at all the Halloween decorations: masks, costumes, different make-up and wigs, and the different faces on the pumpkins
- discussing the cereals that were good to eat, ones that are too much sugar, and different ingredients in granola, which is a favorite
- looking at the different kinds of fruit, discovering some new kinds she didn't know about, like star fruit
- finding the cracker aisle, and discussing all the different kinds of crackers, but finally settling on a box of Cheez-its.
- we looked at hair ties, ribbons, brushes and all kinds of socks
Oh, and we did purchase juice, coffee, cheese, the crackers, and a bag of candy kisses. It was an amazing journey of looking at the store with five-year-old eyes.