Not as bad as you might think.
While a turkey leg was slow cooking in the crockpot yesterday — Thanksgiving/Stolen Land Day, I spent the day pulling Christmas decorations out of storage.
Testing the mini lights, seeing they were in perfect working order, I attached them to the patio rails, tested again and saw a great number of bulbs in one of two strings had suddenly blown out.
Nothing a quick trip to the local Walmart couldn’t resolve but, after googling closures, I learned Walmart was closed.
Having waited as long as I have, now anxious to get decorations up, I was willing, after this morning’s workout, to brave the day after crowd — Black Friday at Walmart.
In between then and now, I feasted on the usual turkey and dressing, only my dressing was a tried tested addictive gluten free, not made with bread but with tortilla chips recipe; and instead of cranberry sauce, it was homemade pico de Gallo, that I put on everything.
Towards the end of that day, granddaughter sent me a photo of what family showed up at her place.
As expected, it was my deceased sister’s boring husband and not one, but two of her brothers.
Nice photo, but Whew! dodged a bullet in not having to play nice with relatives I’m not all that fond of.
"Be well but be gone" as my blog friend Dawn the Bohemian would say.
At any rate, it was a surprisingly quick in and out at Walmart this afternoon.
The log jam appeared to be outside, at the Curbside Pickup side of the building.
That back lot was completely full, with cars 40+ deep on the roadway, all the way back to the end of the block, waiting to get in.
Unfortunately, I had two packages of a gluten free bagel product to pick up.
I’d recently discovered the bagels at the market, found no ingredients that would set off a gut episode, tried them, liked them, and then couldn’t find them back in stock at the market.
Having since discovered they’re sold at Walmart, knowing I’d be making a run today, I’d ordered them last night; but seeing the curbside pickup line was hours long, it was never mind, I’ll go inside for the patio lights, pick up the curbside order tomorrow.
Once inside, it was quick shopping and I was on my way out when I thought to check to see if I could pick up curbside inside, avoid that long line of cars and a return trip.
Approaching a woman I’ve seen working there for years, she said she didn’t know, but head to the back of the store and see if they’ll accommodate me.
|A ton of sodium and carbs, but worth it.
At any rate, it appears the curse of this terrible week has come to an end, I’m batting a thousand because not only is DMV and the Covin Shot behind me, Walmart was easy peasy today, including pickup, Christmas decorations are now up to be enjoyed, complete with Skelly Claus.
AND ... I received an email from the medical provider's office saying, "You will be receiving a check for $139.99".
That’s right folks. Here I was gearing up for a fight and they folded in the first round.