How to have fun with a fibromite

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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
NOT!  Goody...the hubby will go to the grocery store with you!  He drops you off at the door and says 'I'll be right back....I'm going down the street to the car wash.  I'll call you when I get back and you can tell me where you are."  Hmmmm.  It takes you about six tries to find a cart that doesn't pull to one side or squeak.  Who cares if people think you are nuts.  You begin the journey and discover they have changed the aisles around again...the milk isn't where it used to be.  This is a deliberate plan, you know.  They figure you have to walk around for an hour finding things and you will pick up items you never intended to by on route.  Ah...the brownie mix on sale is on the top shelf. can't reach it and step on the bottom shelf 'real quick' then grab wildly at the mix.  You knock over a row of corn muffins...pick them up then do the smart thing...ask a stranger to get you the brownie mix.  Where's the hubby?  Where's the laundry detergent?  Is that a booger on the cart handle?  There are disinfectant wipes near the meat counter...wipe off the booger.  Start not to care what goes in the cart and just fling a bunch of meat in there.  How long does it take to go through a stupid car wash?
The old hip begins to throb.  You sit on a Molsons display...nice 24 bottle boxes.  Quite sturdy and comfy.  No hubby.  You finally get up and check out.  Meat, brownies and ice some so called fresh veggies.  You call the hubby as you are standing outside with the cart.  He answers and is talking to a former student outside the car wash.  You know...Very Important Fishing Stuff(VIFS). You tell him the ice cream is melting.  Ten minutes later, he shows up with a dirty car and a new tie fly (or whatever they are called).
Now THAT's what I call Fibro Fun.  You should try it...really.  Uh, no.
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't let him drop me off again, if I were you.  Going through the car wash would be a lot more fun!
I hate it when the grocery changes things around.  You have to walk all over the place to find  your items.  I will go to the kitchen gadget aisle, grab long-handled tongs (for barbequing), and take them with me to reach the stuff on the top shelf.  You have to be the Jolly Green Giant to get to some of the stuff.  Then, on my way back to the  check-out, I put the tongs back on the rack.  Works for me!  tongue

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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow... My hubby doesn't go to the store with me. Never has. I shop at Aldi because the stores are so small and buy my meat at Sams. When I get home he empties the car and puts away food.

Donna, has he ever had the flu? I would explain to him that's how you feel and then, when he least expects it I'd go over him with a wooden spoon so he can get a "feel" for how you are coping each day. Maybe I'm just grumpy this morning but I'd not speak to him for about two days... That was thoughtless.
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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   

Jeannie...if I beat him with a wooden spoon he'd probably like it.



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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna, what a funny story! I mean, not funny, but you know what I mean. Who would have ever thought, back in the day, what a leap of faith it takes to do the grocery shopping?
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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
My hubby goes grocery shopping on days where I need to buy the heavier items like
water, detergent, cat food.ect... He is not easy to shop with, if I grab items, he is always doing the math seeing if I got the good deal. Of course I did. I can still figure out how to get a
bargain. My problem is when he is not with me, I might get home from the store and forget
to take the groceries out of the trunk :) oops... and end up throwing perishibles away.

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   Posted 5/17/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
In the past my husband never went grocery shopping. When the kids were home I would make him be there at the end to pay the bill. He was always amazed at the cost. Lately I have made him go along so he knows where to find things and is somewhat familiar when I am just too miserable to go. He does tend to disappear though. Your car wash story is a classic. We have to laugh don't we. Thanks

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   Posted 5/17/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh so very true but my hubby sets on his butt watching me carry in and put away but he dosen't get it Deb

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   Posted 5/17/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
B/F goes oto store with me. I can't drive his car. Stick. I feel like I run through the store cause he hates Wal-mart. Which by the way have been changing everything.

He does put things up for cashier. So glad about that, then I have to listen to how much money I spend on daycare kids.

I do love the carwash story though.
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   Posted 5/17/2010 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you go to Wal-Mart again? I usually do a big circle of the store, checking things out before hitting the toy aisle. My
grandaughter collects CARS vehicles and I always check for new ones. Then do the kids clothes (clearance racks) before
hitting the grocery, onto books and out the door. Such excitement. I like the fact Fulton has the new Byrne Dairy
ultra-pasturized milk. It lasts longer and tastes better without costing much more. Luckily, even with the gimping from
the wonderful knees I guess I get along pretty good. Once I sit down though, that's it....I wonder if the beer display
would hold my weight???
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