It is cold and windy here. The clouds are drifting around, covering the sun, mocking me. The room is light, then it gets dark. Should I turn on the lamp? Oh, wait, the sun just came back out.
I was up and out early this morning, wearing long pants and a jacket and still shivering, to see the optometrist for a checkup on my shingled eye. Although the blisters are gone, I still have a bit of itching and the skin flares red every now and then. The optometrist had made a follow up appointment when I was first diagnosed, just to make sure all of was well, and I decided I wanted to know, for sure, that I had mended properly. She again dispatched some dye in the eye, after checking the pressure, and looked about inside the eye. All was well.
I then drove across town, completely out of my way, to a newer, bigger Target store because I am boycotting my neighborhood Target. No, not for the reason many are up in arms and staying away from the store, but because the nearby Target is always redoing the shelves and seems to be out of the products I buy on a regular basis. They put in those self-checkout registers (which I refuse to use) and in doing so seem to have fewer registers open when I shop, which is early in the day. The newer, bigger Target has so much more to choose from, and I found items that I didn’t even know I needed until I saw them!
Back home I made a cranberry-orange loaf, a pan of brownies, and a potato salad. I had sorted laundry before I left home this morning so I was able to do four loads in between the baking and cooking. Since it is so cold outdoors, I can’t be working in the yard so I might as well be productive in the house. I even managed my own hated chore–dusting!
I bought an O magazine at Target, something I rarely do, so now that the chores and cooking have been accomplished, I plan to sit on the couch and read fluff.