The morning started out dreary, cloudy and cold. I had made up my mind that today was the day to go to Celaya. What that means is Walmart, Home Depot and Costco.
I had been diligently making a list for several days. It covered items needed for the guest house that I have discovered need to be replaced or fixed. It included some groceries. It included items to see if I could find
for the grandchildren for Christmas and then, as always items this time of the year for son's birthday.
This list covered THREE pink post-it notes. Now that is a serious list. Added to that, I had a recipe for
yellow squash casserole so I could pick up the rest of those ingredients to finish up the recipe. And, a little
side note to remind myself to not only get gas before heading out, but also to get minutes in my cell phone.
In other words, a busy morning of "to do's". The first two came off without a hitch.
As I walked into Walmart and reached in my bag for my list.........no list. OMGosh, no list. I came to a stand still which made the "Walmart greeter" look at me strangely, so I pulled myself together, sorta, and headed down an aisle, any aisle just to walk calmly trying to remember the stuff on the list.
I walked most of the store and of course, saw a few things not on the list, like duct tape and did not find the #1 thing on the list A-23 batteries for the wireless doorbell. Aaargh.
After finishing up, I stopped at the counter where they stamp your parking ticket so you can get a discount for shopping at Walmart. I promptly unloaded everything into the car and headed to the gate where you put your card in the machine and as I did so, I realized as the gate did not go up, that I had not paid the 3 pesos at the big payment booth outside the mall.
OMGosh, there were three people behind me in line in their cars. What to do? I could smash through the wooden gate, a thought which did actually cross my mind........or I could hand motion to the person behind me to back up which caused him and the others to eventually understand that we ALL had to back up so I could go pay 3 pesos, about 18 cents! As always, everyone was polite...........thankfully.
I did go pay the 3 pesos and headed off to Home Depot where I had purchased the door bells to see if they possibly had the A-23 batteries. Nope, nada. The joys of shopping in Mexico!
I'm already worn out looking for things that were on my now non-existent list and head for Costco.
The store was packed. It was like a weekend day! But, I stuck to my non-existent list and was out of there in record time. Could not find the ever elusive basic crock pot that I've looked for for at least a year nor several other things. I will resort to the internet.
As I arrived back here at the guest house, there on the dining room table was my list! At least I could take time to look at it and see how much I did not remember to get. Believe it or not, I only forgot chicken broth.
I'm totally amazed.
I felt a siesta coming on...........too much excitement for one day! Ha.........