Thursday, March 05, 2009

Small Pleasures

Ah, the things we take for granted in life, like coming and going whenever we feel like doing so. Granted, in the dead of winter we pretty much get snowed in up here, but still, we're able to go out now and again. This year, of course, has been different. Drastically different. So different I don't ever want to do this again, but that's another story altogether.

Today we're planning to go out. Not go out, as in have a fancy date. And I don't mean we're going out anywhere exotic, earth-shattering or extreme. We're simply going out. Venturing into the world. Going somewhere besides the hospital or to a medical office.

My heart is beating double-time! I'm so excited by the prospect of doing something--anything!--normal it's almost too much to describe.

Funny, isn't it? The things we take for granted. The things that seem monumental when we're unable to do them. The little things, trivial bits and pieces of life that make up ordinary days, mean so much when they're denied.

Oh? Where are we going?

You're going to laugh.

Hold onto your seat, because I've got a short list of places we're going to go.


The post office. The drive-through bank line. And then, the biggie...the grocery store! Yes, we're going to pick up milk, bread, fruit and a very short list of other essentials. I don't remember the last time I was this thrilled about seeing the frozen food aisle!

Oh, and if a certain someone is still feeling up to it after we've bought a few groceries, we're heading to the pizzeria for slices and Cokes. Now, it doesn't get much more "normal" than that, does it?

Ah...I'm in heaven.

What are your plans for the day?


Diane Craver said...

Glad you are getting out into the world - have a great day, Sarita!

We are visiting a program for Amanda's next placement, then finishing stripping wallpaper.

Melissa McClone said...

We were snowed in for a little over a week in December. That never happens here. But it was so nice to not have to do anything or go anywhere. Still it felt good to finally get out of the house.

I'm home all day except for a library run!

Hope you get to the pizza place!

Dru said...

I'm so glad to hear that you and hubby are going on an excursion. Have fun and I hope you were able to get that slice.