I thought I was pretty clever yesterday waiting until Monday (after Christmas) to do my grocery shopping for the week.
Little did I know everyone would be out! Apparently December 26th is a pretty big day for shoppers trying to score after holiday deals, cashing in gift cards, and making returns.
Normally Meijer is my favorite place to grocery shop. It’s set up well and not super crowded. Not yesterday!
Did you know clothes and shoes are the most returned gifts after Christmas? Makes sense to me. I mean, how are shoes an easy gift to buy someone? The size alone makes it tricky!
I have to say that I don’t have any “to-return” gifts this year! I received both clothes and shoes, and thankfully, they all fit perfectly
I fought the crowds, and then put my goods to use by making this dinner:
I made a simple crustless quiche out of eggs, cheese, and sauteed mushroom + onion
roasted brussels, brown rice + quinoa, paleo bread, and grapefruit.
It was way too much! I ended up eating all of the quiche, grapefruit, and sprouts, and just part of the rest.
In addition to unexpected grocery stores, spin class has been unexpectedly crowded lately because of people on vacation!
The class I usually go to for spin usually only has about 8 people in it – about five retirees, two SAHM’s, and me However, this week and last it has been PACKED. Apparently many of the gym members are on Christmas break.
Today it was so crowded that when I walked in a couple minutes to class time, all of the bikes were taken or reserved. I hung around for a couple minutes, making sure no one was going to cancel their “reservation” (aka a towel hanging on a bike.) They didn’t, but three different people offered me their bike.
Of course I declined, but one insisted and then left the room to get ready, so I hopped on. Glad I did, because it was a great class!
Breakfast was another easy choice.
More breakfast quiche!
And more grapefruit.
Today is a completely free day. However, I’ve got some computer work to catch up on, some laundry to do, and then a couple of my cousins are coming over Should be a good day. Hope yours is too!
Do you have any Christmas gifts to return this year?