SHOP! SHOP! SHOP! The commercialism of Christmas is shoved down our throats starting somewhere around Labor Day now, so sick of Christmas shopping do people get that the whole idea of a Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth goes the way of flipping off the driver who just took your parking spot at the mall.
But that's not the type of shopping that I wanted to talk to you about today, I wanted to talk about a type of shopping that I find relaxing just about everytime I do it (now some of you will groan when I tell you this), but I love grocery shopping.
I was getting my lunch today at the local massive mart and the weather had been crappy all morning but as soon as stepped on the polished floors and the endless produce section a smile came to my face.
There's just something about walking up and down the isles loaded with every conceivable can of vegetables grown world wide that relaxes me.
I think it has something to do with the fact that I love to cook and entertain and that when I walk by some box of ingredient du jour, I begin to think about standing in the kitchen, nice jazz playing on the stereo, a pan sizzling with my latest creation. I know it's weird, but it's better then the alternative a relaxing six pack of beer.