Getting prepared for our girls coming home today, on Friday I went to the grocery store fairly early. It was busy but not overly so for a Friday. Then when hubby came home, we went out to dinner and he informed me that we had to go by the grocery story to pick up ribs to cook for lunch today. No problem. While we were there hubby told me that we needed to make sure we had what we needed because he did not want to leave the house yesterday. He just wanted to cook and in his words (he’s so sweet) spend time with his “beautiful wife”. I asked him where he was hiding her but he didn’t think that was funny.
Anyway, the stores were a little more crowded with the threat of snow today looming but not overly so. We went home and he actually started cooking some on Friday night. He got up early Saturday and set to his task of preparing today feast. Around 10 o’clock he informed me that we had forgotten to get anything for the “kids” to drink! He and I usually only drink water and sweet tea and the girls do enjoy coke and diet coke and we also didn’t have beer for them. I know I call them kids but they are adults so, I offered (not thinking about the snow threat) to go to the store for hubby since he was cooking, least I could do, huh?
We have a Starbucks inside our Kroger grocery store so if I go to the store in the morning I usually get a coffee to drink while I’m shopping. I should have realized how bad it was going to be when I stopped to get my coffee and people were trying to check out with their groceries in Starbucks without even buying coffee! Still I soldiered on. I got through the first couple of aisles and the when I went to turn the corner at the endcap closest to the registers I noticed the lines. The lines of people to check out were all the way across the store, back to the pharmacy!
I saw people piling their carts with milk and bread as I loaded up the cokes and beer. I had one woman glance in my cart and say “Well, I had to come to the grocery store for necessities (as she nodded to her milk and bread)”. I retorted “So did I (nodding to my beer and cokes) my kids are coming home!” I guess maybe I should have added that the kids were grown but it was too fun looking at the shock on her face.
I guess there were plenty of other people with the same idea I had since the beer shelves were almost as bare as the bread and milk! But I got what I needed and headed for the check out. What a nightmare! It ended up taking me almost two hours there and it was mostly at the checkout. EVERY single lane had at least 10 people in line and every lane but one was open. I told hubby he didn’t have to so readily agree with me next time when I volunteer to go to the store! Here are a couple of pictures of the chaos at Kroger!