Free Time, Fresh Air, and a Friend

I love my job as a homemaker, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything; but… sometimes, especially after a week as big as this one has been, I really enjoy getting out of the house by myself for just a little while.  Yesterday was a beautiful January day here in central Iowa; and with only a few things on my grocery list for the rest of the month, I decided that a leisurely late-night trip to the grocery store was a perfect and timely excuse to get out.

While I was at the store, accomplishing my shopping without the usual hurriedness of a mother of four, I ran into a friend who was also enjoying a little late-night outing.  We got to talking about everything from vaccinations to homemade bread to android applications.  It was wonderful.

When I finally made it home with my handful of groceries, I felt totally rejuvenated.  I was encouraged, I was thankful, I was refreshed…. It’s amazing what just a little trip to the grocery store can do for this mama. :-)


One Comment

  1. Stefanie says:

    I agree that it is nice to get out of the house without the kids every now and then. Sometimes I wish we lived in a bigger town so I could make late night trips to the grocery store! Our store closes at 6 or 6:30, depending on the day.