Friday, September 6, 2019

Day 292

Back in May, Richard and I made an important family decision: we decided to join Costco. Because we need to buy things in bulk and convince ourselves we are saving SO MUCH MONEY, we even sprung for the Executive Membership that costs $60 extra but pays back 2% annually in bonuses.

I like shopping for large quantities of food and stuff for our house, but what I love about Costco is eating at court? Concession stand? Whatever it is, they sell 100% all-beef hot dogs with a soft drink for $1.50. I like to be a little fancy and get Costco's version of an acai bowl for $4.99. Typically, we eat before we shop because most people agree that it is a bad idea to go shopping when you're hungry.

Tonight, Richard and I felt like taking a walk on the wild side, so we shopped first and then ate. We both agreed that preparing a shopping list helped us stay focused and not purchase too many items beyond the original plan. Content with our purchases, we steered the cart right out of the checkout line to the indoor picnic tables. While I wouldn't call this five-star dining or rate the atmosphere as above average, eating a hot dog beside a cart full of Costco goodies is pretty delightful.

Perhaps not the most legendary way to spend a Friday evening, but we left with delicious groceries and full bellies, and nobody had to wash the dishes. Maybe this is what it means to be 31. I'm not going to sit idly and let the warehouse deals pass me by. Now is the time to seize the Costco.

Photo from Pexels

Something that made today great: I made progress on some possible presentations and a hopeful publication!
Time I woke up: 9:04 am (oops!)

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