When I went to get my haircut on Wednesday my hairstylist asked me this question:
If you could do one thing today that you did before this virus what would it be?
I didn’t have to think about this question. I knew the answer.
I’d go shopping for the day with my mom, sister and niece.
We always have so much fun. My mom and I get up early and go pick up my sister and my niece. We stop at the mini mart for coffee, snacks and lottery tickets. On our way, we laugh and joke around, compare coupons and discuss our shopping strategy. We eat lunch at Olive Garden. (Yes, every time! We don’t have one in our city.) My niece and I would go to the bookstore and my mom and sister would go to Goodwill and then we would go to the mall. After six or seven hours of shopping we stop at the mini mart to get drinks for the ride home happy and content.
A couple of weeks ago I went shopping by myself on the Friday before Labor Day. Alone. My mom can’t go yet. My sister and niece had to work. I talked to my mom for an hour. All the way from my house to the first store on my shopping list. If she couldn’t be with me in the passenger seat, I wanted to hear her voice.
My shopping trip just wasn’t the same.
I really miss those carefree times. Jumping in the car and going somewhere without any worries. I miss the days of shopping without a mask. Without hand sanitizer. Without thinking about what I am touching and wondering if the virus is on it.
Those were the days……..
My hair stylist said there wasn’t anything she would do.
I found that interesting.
Now I’m asking you.
If you had the chance to do one thing what would it be?