Tonight, I went grocery shopping. I have the layout of the store ingrained in my mind. Bread and juices in aisle 1, condiments and soups in aisle 2, etc. Well, tonight when I entered my regular grocery store I was met with everything being flipped around. The only untouched sections of the store were the perimeter. Why would that be? What is on the perimeter? The fruits, the vegetables, the meat and dairy section, and the deli section. What happened? Apparently, it happens every few years as the chain adjusts their inventory. I was pleased to find my regular sections were untouched, but finding a loaf of bread was an adventure only because there was a huge aisle full of breads and buns. I stuck with the cheap store brand as my wife and daughter are the only ones that really eat bread. Finding a box of graham crackers also turned out to be an adventure as they used to be by the cookies, but are now by the soups.
I've been told in the past to shop on the perimeter of the store and tonight I was glad that I do. I was also told recently not to use coupons unless it is for something that you usually buy. I used to clip lots of coupons weekly, but lately have scanned through the sections and picked out only a few.
Tonight was a fun scavenger hunt and I was able to get about 3,000 steps just by trying to find the chick peas. I had to ask a few people. Wait till next time when I ask for the garbanzo beans. Wonder if they'll know it's the same thing?
My second day of WW training was fun. I think I'm gonna like the challenge. I've already been asked to be a "Weigher" at my normal meeting and today I got an email about the possibility of working as a receptionist at a Saturday morning meeting. I would be all for it as we could use the extra cash now that we signed the contract for our kitchen, but the boss (my wife), probably would not be too enthusiastic about me working every Saturday morning.