For my sanity, for years and years, I will not go to Walmart (or any Christmas shopping retail place) between about the middle of November and January 10 or so. You can imagine the angst that causes in my marriage with Vince needing a Walmart fix at least once a week. It isn’t as hard as it sounds . . I realized when we went over the weekend that I had not been to Walmart since I returned from Missouri in mid-August. It’s the only shopping store of its type (no Target or Sams or Costco type stores) that we have around here so you can imagine how crazy it gets during the holidays. There’s just no reason for me to add one more body to that chaos.
We do have Kroger, United Grocery, Brookshire and Aldi where I can buy groceries
Normally, I go early one morning after the first of the month shoppers have been there .. usually about the 9th or 10th of November. But, over the weekend, Vince needed to go to Walmart and I said . . fine . . this will be the last trip I make there for the year. Ahh . . he was happy . . no argument from the wife about going to Walmart.
No big ticket items . . no toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap or meat. I keep all that on hand but I don’t keep a lot of detergent for the dishwasher so there were a couple of the large containers of that and otherwise, this was just “stuff” that we use every day . . to get us through the holiday period. What I’m excited about was that they had fresh cranberries for making Cranberry Liqueur. That stuff is so good . . I haven’t stopped thinking about it since last year.