MUSIC: “Suck My Kiss” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Train Song” – Holly Cole
“Tighten Up” – The Black Keys
Another snow shower predicted for today. Wanted to get in a walk before it got really bad, plus I wanted bread & milk.
The sidewalks were just lightly dusted and walking was easy. The temp was 32 degrees, right at freezing. I could see my breath and it was very grey, but I didn’t feel chilled. It was actually quite lovely and peaceful.
The store I wanted to hit was only about 7 blocks away and it took no time at all. Unfortunately they weren’t open yet. I waited around in falling snow for awhile. Two other people came and went. One waited with me for a bit, then gave up. I stayed a few moments longer, my glasses getting droplets of crisp new precipitation. Walked back and stopped at a store that was open. I had passed this place on my first round, but they were a bit smaller and their selection not quite as large as my original destination.
$3.59 for a gallon of milk. An actual cow might be cheaper in the long run, but I don’t think my landlord would approve. Being a corner store there was no hope of getting my preferred choices: Smart Balance, Lactaid or Almond Milk. Whole milk it shall be. In and out, back home. Entire journey took about 30 minutes. Not very exciting, but it jumpstarts my day.
RANDOM PARTING THOUGHT