When I’m shaken up, like a bottle of water with clay in it, I get cloudy.
I try not to force decisions or take action when I am confused, but it’s not always easy. Part of me feels that taking action, any action, is a road out of the dusty town of Confusion, Population: 1. But it’s like deciding what direction to go in a fog. It’s easy to end up battered against a rocky shore, shipwrecked.
I really had no business in Von’s. True, there was no food in the house except a carton of milk, staples like flour and rice, and some canned goods. At the very least, I needed to do a mini-shopping, but I was still under the influence of a cold that had me out of commission for a week so far.
I wasn’t particularly hungry, so I wandered the aisles with a glazed expression. Somehow I found myself in the ice cream aisle. Ohhhhhh. Ice cream. Perfect for my sore throat. My eyes were drawn to a package of something called “It’s-It,” a confection akin to an ice cream sandwich made with oatmeal cookies dipped in chocolate. There were two varieties, mint and vanilla. Why not both? They were from San Francisco and they were on sale!
Further moseying yielded further discoveries: Organic cookie dough in chocolate chip, peanut butter and plain vanilla. Organic–must have one of each!
The big tubs of ice cream swam into view. Coffee, my favorite…I think.
It seemed as if all the aisles yielded similar results. I’m certain that there were only two aisles in the whole store. Cookies and Ice cream. They were having a 2 for 1 sale in the fancy cookie section, so I took a box of shortbread and a box of petite beurre cookies with a slab of dark chocolate on top.
“Some one’s gonna have a good time,” the cashier said as she rang up my purchase. I nodded mutely, uncomprehending.
When I got home and unloaded everything, I stared in disbelief. What just happened? How did I end up with this? I shook my head, hoping to shake some sense into it, but the silty confusion swirled back up around my brain.
Thank goodness my daughter and three of her girlfriends were coming over for a sleepover later.
Ack. I’m ready for a nap now.