I’m just going to come out and say that this week has not been easy. It hasn’t been bad, but it certainly hasn’t been the easiest week I’ve ever experienced. In fact, I’m pretty tired… make that exhausted! I haven’t been this tired in a long time. It almost hurts… So yeah, you get the point – I’m worn out.
When Jeremy asked me if I would like to run some errands with him this afternoon, I was pretty tempted to say no. Nothing sounded better to me than some quiet, alone time at home to unwind and detox. However, with it being hunting season, I never know when I’m going to get to spend time with my hubby. Our schedules are pretty opposite this coming weekend, so I figured this might be the one time we get to hang out for the next couple of days. So despite the fact that moving and breathing take effort at this point, I said yes.
I’m glad I did. Jeremy didn’t seem to mind that my pace was a little slower and it was good to just do something together. Jeremy and I are no stranger to Costco and often go there with a list from the church nursery. We entered Costco with a church list and a home list, prepared to stocked up. Right away I saw they had the Sherpa throw blankets back. I got one two years ago and it’s been well loved. My hubby was very sweet and let me pick one to take home with us. It was like picking a new pet. It’s so soft and cuddly (as advertised)! As we were wandering around the store, we came across not only my favorite pumpkin mix, but they also had samples of it baked and ready for munching. Warm samples, right out of the oven. Oh my! It sent me over the edge! A new fuzzy blanket in the cart, the anticipation pumpkin baked goods and a yummy sample – it was a heavenly moment. It was the moment this tired soul needed. I know that sounds silly, but these comforts of fall really made the difference for me today.
Now I realize that it was in the mid 80’s today and it will be 90 something tomorrow… I realize that summer isn’t officially over… But I love the autumn season so much. It’s all over in the stores and each item is like seeing a welcomed friend. It speaks to me! Just like those silly Pier 1 commercials. It’s a beautiful thing.
And that is how a trip to Costco blessed my soul. The end.