Do What Works, Not Necessarily What Makes Sense

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I’m going to the grocery store on Saturdays now.  Yes, I said Saturdays.  Even though I’m a full-time homemaker and could go during the week when there are fewer people, I’m going on Saturdays.

Why would I do that, you ask?  It’s simple.  During the last six months I’ve tried every day of the week at least twice, and finally realized, despite the insanity of it, that Saturday works best for me.

Even though it doesn’t seem logical to go on the busiest day of the week, it actually makes perfect sense.  I’m busy Monday through Friday.  I spend time with the grandkids, work on this blog, take care of my home, etc. I have a lot going on and no time to waste grocery shopping.  When I do finally manage to squeeze in a trip to the grocery store, I’m usually stressed and in a hurry.

But Saturdays are a slower day.  I don’t usually have a lot going on.  And the truth is, I’m ready for a break from my usual Monday-Friday routine.  Yes, the stores are crowded, but it’s not a big deal because I’m not in a hurry.  I can stroll instead of race through the store.

And the best part?  My husband’s home to help me bring in the groceries.  That alone might make it worth it.

So the moral of this story – do what works for you even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else.

Comments

  1. Dorothy B. says:

    I shop on Sat. too…and I also am a full time home maker, home schooler and babysitter to 2 grandchildren…my day starts before 5 and ends late by the time everything is done and set up for the next day…just makes sense to me to go super early…usually by 7…not many people there and hubby goes with me…it’s been our thing for a few years now

    • That’s exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t go as early as you do but I do try to go as early as I can. This Saturday I didn’t get to go until 1:00. It actually wasn’t too bad. I was surprised.

  2. Lizzie Williams says:

    I love grocery shopping on Saturdays, especially Saturday mornings. I love browsing the bakery, deli and seafood sections. Everything is laid out so beautifully and the selection is abundant. It always reminds me of shopping with my mother and the fun we used to have just sampling and browsing. You meet some nice people too. Just this past Saturday, I stood laughing and chatting with a total stranger about prices and how I keep adding up as I go along so I won’t be embarrassed at checkout. And you’re right – having someone to unload the trunk is always a plus.

    • Lizzie, I like talking to people at the grocery store, too. And I forgot about all the samples that are available on the weekend. That’s a nice bonus!

  3. I work 20 minutes from home, which happens to be where our grocery store (and every other store) is. So I’m always having to go shopping after a day at work, which is the last thing I want to do. I’ve always thought of it as easier than driving into town on my day off, but I think if I plan it right, this could work out much better. I love the idea of not feeling rushed. Plus I won’t have to wear my heals! Thanks :)

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