It just hasn’t gone according to plan. We get so frustrated when that happens, don’t we? Should I say we? Maybe you don’t. If that’s the case, I envy you.
Generally, I am a pretty mellow person, but everyone has their limits, and I haven’t been sleeping well lately. But, I got my butt out of bed, had an uneventful breakfast & started my day. This particular day had driving in it. 15 minutes into the drive, on a two lane road east of nowhere, there is bumper-to-bumper, ain’t gonna happen, put it in park traffic. Huh. Ok universe, I’m cool. *Twiddles thumbs while looking desperately at other vehicles passing by*… After about 10 minutes of this, it’s clear that we’re not going anywhere, so people start turning around. Should I join them? Oh gee, the only other way involves doubling back. I’ll wait. *More twiddling, more smart people turning around*. Ok, I get it. I need to turn around. And I do.
Throughout the course of the morning, countless other unexpected changes of plan emerge. I smile outwardly while losing it internally, and I develop a headache. I try to be patient as loved ones start monologuing. I’m nice to random strangers. Meanwhile, I can feel my eyeballs throbbing in their sockets.
I decide then, to stop at the health food store.
As I walk through the aisles of beautifully colored organic juice, bottles reflecting the florescent lighting, I try to collect myself.: “Ooh, look at that… carob rice milk! I didn’t know they made that. Oh, those bins have nuts in them, can’t go over there, but cool textures! Ooh, tea! I got that great tea last time. OMG, they have a tea for sleep on sale. Mine!”
This goes on and on, until I’ve managed to successfully fill my little basket with not only the tea, but also the rice cream treat I was after, a honey chamomile iced tea, and everything pictured above. The thing is, I’ve been looking for these foods everywhere! I’ve easily found the nuggets, but I haven’t had the crumbles in years! I’ve never tried this particular type of soy-free vegan cheese, or the soy-free vegan mayo, but I’ve heard good things about both.
On the ride home, I enjoyed my rice cream sandwich with the delicious iced tea, and thought about sharing my little adventure. When I got home, I made this cute little sandwich with the vegan mayo, which I loved. And the headache? Nowhere in sight.