Joined the Ranks of Online Grocery Shopping

We needed groceries, not a lot but enough to warrant making the trip to town. I also needed to make a couple of other stops but still feeling discomfort from the kidney infection so trying to save myself time and exertion i.e. walking through the grocery store.

So, I went online to my local Albertson’s store website yesterday. I found everything I needed, even the organic produce listed, and easy to find. My window to pick up my order was between 5:00 and 8:00 pm. They got the order ready almost two hours early and I drove in to pick it up. Then I made three more drive-thru stops to get errands done and one stop at the local natural food store for sandwiches and more cranberry concentrate. I didn’t want to dip into my daughter’s stash again so soon so I opted for what I can get at Green Market. I wasn’t on my feet long and there was no line at the check out. I was in and out in about ten minutes and headed back home.

Just being able to save the time and exertion of walking through Albertson’s was worth it. The only complaint I have is one bad apple in a bag of Galas and I could easily have missed that myself, and have done, doing the shopping myself. The young lady who brought my order out was very nice and went over it with me, reassuring me that if there were any problems to call and let the store know. I won’t gripe about the one apple. I’ll just cut the bad spot out and not worry about it.

The next time I need to go shopping I think I’ll give our local Walmart a go. My daughter does that and has nothing but good things to say about her experiences so far. I like their ground beef and chicken breasts and buy organic and free range whenever I can. They always have a good store of breakfast yogurt. We enjoy a cup of coffee with a toasted English muffin and a cup of yogurt most mornings. Sometimes we have a bowl of hot cereal instead. I buy Quaker’s quick cooking oats and add dried cranberries to the oats when cooking them. I think we may have hot cereal for breakfast this morning when we are ready to eat. It’s about time to start the coffee brewing.

On the kidney infection front…seems I am now allergic to Keflex. Got quite a rash on the backs of my legs, driving me nuts. I’ve got antihistamine to take for the itch and the urologist called in something else for the next three days. Still having a good deal of discomfort from the infection. The nurse told me to drink more fluids and if I don’t feel a lot better this morning to call and they will have me come in for urinalysis. I have never had this sort of thing before, just once or twice in my entire life I’ve had a bladder infection and it wasn’t this painful.

Advice to anyone reading my rantings: Don’t fool around with kidney stones especially afterwards. An infection after the procedure is not unusual and it’s taken more than one round of antibiotic to kick it for me. Keep on the medication and let the doctor know if you have any problems. I do not want to end up back in the hospital over this. I just thought I drank a lot of fluids day to day. I’m now up to four of my 32 oz Yeti mugs of ice water with a dash of cranberry concentrate to help flush my kidneys. I’m floating. No more sweetened soft drinks, drinking my coffee black for now and only one cup a day. I found some Reed’s Ginger Beer that is sweetened with stevia. It’s a bit sweeter than I like but I can tolerate it to avoid the sugar for now.

Time for breakfast and some quality knitting time. Have a blessed day!

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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