The weather forecasters have been freaking out for days. Snowmaggedon 2011. It's coming right for us we've been told, and you might be able to go to work and take the kids to school today but your routine is about to get seriously disrupted. So what did I do to prepare? I thought of a reason to go to Target. They had a boyfriend cardigan in their Sunday ad and if the youngin and I are going to be camping out for a few days, I want to look cute. And fashionable. And Targety. Parts of the interstate were closed and I slipped in the driveway on the way to the car but I didn't let that stop me.
I squandered an hour looking at my cardigan (geez those things make your butt look big), getting socks and gloves and candy hearts. Target was quiet, calm, civil, and a rest from the storm. From there I went to the grocery store where all hell was breaking loose in every aisle which reminded me to stop at the liquor store before heading home.
After I got home and put everything away, guilt settled in for blowing off half the day and so I asked myself what I always do when I'm feeling bad about wasting time. Will you regret this on your deathbed?
The grocery store? Without a doubt.
Target? Not so much.
The liquor store? Only if I underestimated.