“You’ve got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven.”

The first time I woke up this morning it was sunny. I turned over and so did the weather. The sun is gone. Clouds have taken over. The wind is strong. Even the thick branches of the oaks are bending and swaying. It’s cold. According to the weather, the sun will be back, but I’m skeptical.

I decided to watch old movies today and am presently watching my first. It is a spectacular choice, 1957’s The Monster from Green Hell. The scene is Africa where a rocket which carried wasps into space to be studied before a manned flight has crashed. They think it crashed in the ocean so nobody looked for it. Big Mistake. Months later reports came out about a monster from Green Hell. That’s it. That’s all you’re getting. I’d suggest watching it when you have absolutely nothing to do except to while away the hours just like the scarecrow. As for me, finding this movie has actually made my day. I love the old black and white science fiction movies. The effects are dated without question, but that’s why I love them.

My grocery ordering has begun. I use three different sites for delivery. One, the all organic store, is not so far away, in Dennisport. Another sends me my order in two boxes. One box is fruit and veggies, and the other is meat and whatever produce needs to be kept cold. My third place is a local market where I get chips and donuts and crackers and cookies and other such tasty tidbits the organic stores don’t have.

My mother used to insist we bundle up for the winter walk to school. When I was young, because I had to wear a skirt as part of my school uniform, my mother made me wear ski pants to keep my legs warm. I hated them. They were not easy to take off in the cloak room, and they hogged all the room on my hook. I remember leggings when I was older. I’m not sure if leggings is the right word, but it is the best I can come up with. They were pink. They weren’t stretchy but were material, and they came down just above my knees. I wasn’t fond of them either, but at least I didn’t have to take them off in the cloak room.

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4 Comments on ““You’ve got bad eating habits if you use a grocery cart in 7-Eleven.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I use 3 different ordering platforms when grocery shopping, too. Instacart, Peapod/Stop&Shop, Amazon Fresh. Instacart will shop where I normally shop and deliver within 2 hours so that’s the one I use most often. I haven’t been inside a grocery store since March. I may no longer know how to navigate in there given the covid 19 protocols.

    My mother tried to make us bundle up when walking to school in winter. But she was a proponent of fresh air so we were outside in all kinds of weather a lot. We were inured to cold and couldn’t stand being bundled up. The most I endured was buckle boots and heavy socks along with a winter coat and hat and mittens. Had to have the mittens because that’s where we carried our milk money.

    Today is very sunny and extremely windy. All they fallen leaves have been blow dried and some have even blown away. Less for me to do. 🙂
    Enjoy the movie and the rest of the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I used Pea Pod for a long time, a few years anyway, but in the beginning of the lock-down the delivery available times were weeks away so I switched to Instacart and Metcado for my local organic store. I’ve also used Amazon grocery and I like Imperfect Foods for great fruits and veggies. My not going to the grocery store is an old story.

      I forgot the milk money in the mitten. My friends and I pretended fighting using our weighted mittens as weapons. With those thick jackets, the mittens never hurt.

      We never did get the sun back. My deck is full of leaves. I never have the backyard cleared. I’d have to have too many trees cut down. I just think of it as dog territory. My front yard has pine needles.

      Tha movie was awful, but I made it through.

      Have A great evening!

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    While driving around yesterday I noticed that the tops of the trees are just starting to change colors. Today the sun was still shining brightly today but the temperature was a little cooler. I don’t like that it gets dark by six in the evening. I guess that’s why Christmas and Chanukah are celebrated with lights. 🙂

    Along with the early darkness watching movies will take over from pool activity. My daughter has already picked out the holiday movies she wants to watch. My favorites are “Miracle on 34th Street” and “A Christmas Story”. I can’t wait to watch them projected on the big screen in our media room. I guess those are considered old movies.

    Tomorrow night the political ads on TV and I will end and getting those political emails and phone calls will stop. Hopefully, we will have a new Senate Majority Leader along with Nancy Pelosi and a new President and Vice President.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      Though we have had only two or three nights down to the 30’s, the trees have already changed and shriveled. The sun stayed away all day.

      Dark always feels like winter to me especially when we get dark by four or 4:30. The nights are colder here now. I have white lights on the deck that are on a timer and they shine all year. Just this year, two houses I can see on the next street also have white lights every night. We don’t have street lights so it gets really dark. The white lights help.

      Your daughter has great taste. Miracle on 34th Street, the book, was published to coincide with the movie in 1947. You can stay a night in the house from A Christmas Story. It has been furnished as closely as possible to the movie set.

      I will watch tomorrow night despite the disappointment I still feel over Hilary’s loss. I’m a bit afraid for Joe. It is democratic angst.

      I hope the same.


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