Sunday, May 22, 2011

Not Quite Your Average Trip To The Store

My son's "been here" all weekend, but I certainly haven't seen much of him. He's a teenager, and teenagers hang out with their friends. I didn't make friends easily when I was his age so I'm thankful that he does, even though it's meant that I haven't gotten to spend much time with him this weekend.

Yesterday a friend of mine from school came over, and in a show of extreme caring and generosity she brought over not only some tamales and chips and salsa, but also some of those soft cookies with the frosting on top. Oh, I do love those!

So it's not like there's no food in the house, but what's missing is "lunchable"-type food for my son to take to school. He's usually here 2 school nights a week, so I need 6 more lunches for him to get him through the school year. I told him earlier this week that the weather was expected to be great this weekend (and it has been), so I'd like it if he and I could walk up to Grocery Outlet on Sunday.

We just got back.

My wheelchair/scooter was fully charged, and even though it's over 1.5 miles to the store, it still had almost a full charge when we got home. (This means that I could easily make it to Wal-Mart if I want or need to!) There aren't wheelchair ramps on every corner between here and the store, so it was good to have my son there when I had to drive off the sidewalk and into the street--there was a small possibility of tipping over, and that would not have been optimal.

It's strange outside--hazy looking, but not too hot and not very humid at all. Very agreeable weather for a walk. We get a lot of talking done when we go on walks together.

We found some lunchable-type items he'd like (they even have cups of pineapple in them) and, among other things, also got some ice cream. I've been craving ice cream lately. So now we're going to have some ice cream and finish off those frosting cookies--and call it a weekend.

6 comments:

Ellen K said...

A the "evil" Lofthouse sugar cookies. I do think they are made with some forbidden and highly addictive chemical....sooooooo good.

Steve USMA '85 said...

The addictive chemical in those type of cookies is C12-H22-O11

MikeAT said...

Craving ice cream....you're not trying to tell us something are you? :<)

W.R. Chandler said...

I love those cookies; God help me, I do love them so...

Anna A said...

I love them too, and hope that the inventor(s) are being amply rewarded.

Ellen K said...

I would like to make a pilgrimage to the Lofthouse. So much more beneficial that that stupid Keebler tree.