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unintended consequences

mollyhousemouse

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in life, there are unintended consequences.

today was full of those for me.

 

getting ready to leave the house just before noon, i asked Phil if He'd like to go to the store with me, as i had to go to WalMart for this week's shopping, and i know He enjoys wandering around there. miracle of miracles, He said yes. He normally passes as the meandering, slow crowds try His patience.

 

unintended consequence number one, had to go to a pawn shop to look at a thing, some kind of tool. 

unintended consequence number two, He had His own agenda. a trip to Costco to take advantage of a new benefit from the city.  now, our town is too small for a Costco, so we had to go 15 miles up the highway to get there.  so, we got there, listened to the spiel, got the cards, looked around liked what we saw, and grabbed a bite at the snack bar.

unintended consequence three, we weren't done! ran back to Georgetown to pick up Number One from work, then back across town to the Costco to shop, then back to our town to get Number 2 and Daughter from the library.

unintended consequence number four, with the Christmas Stroll yesterday and today's adventures, none of the laundry got done. so while dinner is being cooked, laundry has been started.

 

on the positive side of this whole adventure, since Phil was there, and i was not in charge (as i usually am when shopping keeping in mind the given budget) i was able to conquer my anxiety regarding the crowds and the final total at the cash register.  i was talking to a friend who has anxiety in just shopping for two.  he said that shopping for 5 (my little army) would give him palpitations!  i admitted that oftentimes, i do get those. 

 

so, i made it.  i did very well, received a "Good Girl" for my efforts, and just now a thank you and a kiss.

 

i'm pooped, but i am a happy girl.

 

 

 

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I'm so proud of you sweetie. With the right circumstance and guidance, we beat our anxiety and fear. Our Sirs always have our backs. :heart:

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3 minutes ago, BlindAmbition said:

I'm so proud of you sweetie. With the right circumstance and guidance, we beat our anxiety and fear. Our Sirs always have our backs. :heart:

thanks jp  :hug:

i know that He will not ask me to do things He doesn't think i can handle. He knows just how hard to push though, so that i continue to grow.

 

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Aww, good for you molly.. you didn’t let the situation control you, because like you and jp said you had guidance from Phil who knows you. You trust that and you’ll always be okay. But you know that already.. :hug:

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2 minutes ago, Defiance19 said:

Aww, good for you molly.. you didn’t let the situation control you, because like you and jp said you had guidance from Phil who knows you. You trust that and you’ll always be okay. But you know that already.. :hug:

thanks Def!  :hug:

He knows me sometimes better than i know myself 

 

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you did so well!  i'm proud of you, too.  we get stuff from Costco..and i think for your lot it would be a good thing!

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7 minutes ago, Mikiesboy said:

you did so well!  i'm proud of you, too.  we get stuff from Costco..and i think for your lot it would be a good thing!

thanks! :hug:

i think it will be a good thing too, but not sure i'm ready to do it myself!

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6 minutes ago, mollyhousemouse said:

thanks! :hug:

i think it will be a good thing too, but not sure i'm ready to do it myself!

Great for bulk items. When shopping bulk, better to have company. Rather than going alone.

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