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.