I was out of milk and bread but the next day was Saturday - the busiest day of the week at grocery stores. I planned to go at 6:30 a.m. to avoid the people who fill their carts to the brim and take forever to check out. I had forgotten the sun comes up later at this time of year because I never go out this early. When I started driving I remembered why I no longer drive in the dark. After cataract surgery I could ignore the tiny concentric circles around every light (halos) that the lens in my left eye creates at night. However, when I got a 2nd lens in my right eye, the halos became too distracting. On the way to the store I vowed to order groceries on-line. This creates 2 challenges.
My 1st challenge is that Shoprite recently changed their pick-up procedure for on-line shopping. Instead of calling when I drive up for my groceries at my reseved time, I must now text. I have used a computer for 25 years and an iphone for 10 years, but I have never texted someone who is not in my contacts list. In desperation I went into the store and showed an employee the e-mail that confirmed my order. Thankfully she pulled the bags for my order and put it in a cart. She had to follow me 4 stores away because the parking lot was filled to the max. Christmas was only 4 days away. I have since learned how to text a stranger so I will try on-line ordering again.
My 2nd challenge is that 1 loaf of bread and 1 half gallon of milk does not last a week. I use lots of milk in my cereal and coffee. I use a lots of bread because I make a peanut butter sandwich for lunch every day, a meat sandwich for dinner many nights, and wrap each pill in a small piece of bread to prevent it from going down my windpipe. I eat thinly sliced bread that has only 40 calories per slice. I am going to order 2 loaves and 2 cartons one week and 1 loaf and 1 carton the next week to see if it prevents midweek trips to the store. homeafterstroke.blogspot.com