I have to post this a little bit early today, because I’ll be j
ust getting home at on the road at 7, and it’s a work night so once I get home I’ll be getting ready for Monday.
So today I had to get my oil changed, because it had been way too long (because I was broke), and I am driving over 80 miles round trip to pick up my kid from his dad’s tonight. I’ve been living on borrowed time. So I wanted to go to the garage I’ve been going to since I moved here in 2004, but they were booked all day. So I decided to try Walmart. I don’t frequent the Walmart in my town. I prefer to go to the less busy one a town over. But this place is the only one with a car center near me.
I got there at 11am. The guy who checked me in was nice, and he told me it would be two hours. I went in and went straight to the front to the McDonald’s inside and sat down for about 15 minutes to cool off, and when that got boring, I started shopping. I decided to only buy home stuff and non-perishable food, since I didn’t know how long I would be there. So I shopped, and texted my kid and finally checked out around 12:30pm. I went to the car area and sat down and started messing around on my phone. At 12:39pm, my phone rang. I figured it was a scam or a bill collector, so I declined the call. At 1pm, I noted it had been two hours. At 1:30pm I was like “C’mon guys!”. Then I thought, “oh ok. I ~did~ get a phone call!” And I called it back and it was Walmart. I am a complete idiot. So I went over and yes, it was done and I paid and got my stuff and left. I am so smart!
Tonight I made vegetable soup with onion, garlic, celery, potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. Pretty much just using up stuff in the fridge. I don’t have any vegetable stock, so I added garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, dried Italian herb mix, and Tony Chachere’s (a Louisiana Cajun spice mix that is a staple in every household in Louisiana). I also had to add a ton of salt because it was SO bland! Shame, but it would have been awful without it. So I’m having that for dinner and I’ll eat that and the rest of the curry for lunch this week.