Living where we do is very, very inconvenient. Yes, it has it’s perks and I am glad I live here, but it’s kind of a huge pain in the ass. Take today for example. Joey is a little porker who loves to eat, so today I had to go to Tractor Supply to get him more food. The nearest Tractor Supply is about a half hour away. Not exactly popping down the road for a quick errand, so I put it off until I had other errands to run while I was in town. Luckily for Joey, I also had to make a bank deposit before he ran out of food completely. Yep. I drove a half hour each way to deposit some cash and get a bag of dog food. Even if he didn’t eat the special brand that I buy at Tractor Supply, I still would have driven that far because that is also where the nearest Walmart is. Like I said, in-freakin-convenient.
To reward myself for not letting the puppy go hungry and to make myself feel better about driving all that way for dog food, I stopped by the Wine & Spirits store to treat myself to a bottle of wine. (Here in PA we have to buy wine and liquor from state-run stores, we can’t just grab a bottle of booze at the grocery store or gas station. Stupid laws.) Even though it is one of the teeniest liquor stores I’ve ever been in, it is the closest, being located in the same plaza as Tractor Supply. So handy.
I walk into the Wine & Spirits to find that not one but two of my favorite wines are on sale. And not like marked-down-by-50-cents on sale. Like, three-bucks-off on sale (both of them!), which combines two of my favorite things: wine and a good bargain. Oh, happy day!
Suddenly, the day was looking a little brighter. Spending over an hour in the car in crappy weather when I could be home getting other stuff done was no longer totally awful, because I was going to have a well-stocked wine cooler when I got home. Added bonus: they will both be on sale until the end of the month. It’s the little things. Cheers!