Some days I decide it's the perfect day to be productive. Today began as one of those days. And then, I slept until 9, ate breakfast, and then thought it would be a good idea to venture to the grocery store since I was living off of oatmeal the past two days.
Well, word on the street is there's a huge snow storm coming in tonight and tomorrow. We might have also forgotten that the SuperBowl is tomorrow. So we get to the first store, where we begin to question our ambitiousness to stock up on groceries. You'd have thought that we are going to be snowed in for three weeks, judging by the amount of people at the store.
We purchased our little box of fruits and veggies, and loaded up to go to Meijer. We should have known when we had to park at the very end of the parking lot that we were going to be in there a while. I set a twenty minute time limit on us because it's kind of my favorite store and I knew that otherwise we'd wander around all day. We grabbed the things we needed pretty quick, but lets just say the time we spent in line outlasted that. It looked like it was Black Friday. The lines were zigzagging every which way. So we stood in line for 25 minutes. I sure hope that food I bought tastes good!
We got through store #3 pretty quick and were finally on our way home after 2 hours of seemingly endless grocery shopping. Lesson of the day: Don't go to the store if it's supposed to snow, and especially not the day before the SuperBowl.
By then, I was starving and tired. I cut up some of my chicken breast and threw it in a spinach wrap, scarfed down a banana and some Greek yogurt. Naturally my stomach is full and ready for a nap. So I attempted to read for one of my classes, and ended up dozing off. 2 o clock rolled around and I hadn't got my reading done that I had planned to do, and it was supposed to begin snowing after 3. So of course, why would I want to read when the gym was calling my name and I knew I wouldn't want to go outside if it was snowing.
I spent an hour and fifteen minutes there. Procrastination at its finest? Sometimes I think the only reason I work out is so I can eat huge meals. Probably because the only thing I think of the entire time at the gym is what I'm going to eat afterwards. Luckily my roommate wanted to make a good dinner for tonight. We whipped up some stuffed peppers- full of quinoa, corn, tomatoes, pinto beans, and red kidney beans. If you haven't tried it, it's really tasty.
We have some serious sweet teeth in our house, so what's a tasty dinner with out desert? Lately I've been slightly addicted to popcorn drizzled in almond bark. Tonight we added some cinnamon, walnuts, coconut, and chex cereal to that. Made a glass of hot cocoa topped with lots of marshmallows and turned on a movie. The snowy coldness of the outside world was forgotten and a lazy Saturday night snuggled under a blanket ensued.
So the day wasn't as productive as I had planned, but I realized that it was worth it. As much as I love to stop and enjoy life and not worry about anything, I don't do that enough. I think of everything I need to do and forget to step back and take a breath. It's usually the spontaneous moments that are the best. So the line at Meijer might not have been ideal, but observing all of the people and listening to them laugh at how crazy it was made up for it.
We have this crazy life, and no matter the situation, it really is beautiful. It doesn't always go as we plan, but that's God's way of showing us that he's pointing us where we're meant to be. As I've heard a lot of people say lately, life's too short to do something that doesn't make you happy. So even if you don't know if it'll make you happy, sometimes it's worth taking a risk and seeing how it turns out.
So as the snow is falling outside, I'm snuggled up watching TV on a Saturday night instead of reading for my classes, but you know what? It's happiness in a nutshell.