One of the things I love about the shelter is that it's right next door to Costco. I've never been to Costco on my own, you see, and when I tried to get my husband to go with me this time, he told me to take my own card and go by myself. Think mother bird pushing her baby out of the nest. Think Nana out of control at the happiest place on earth.
For once I finally understood my husband - in terms of why he likes to fly solo at Costco. It's a much more intense experience on all the senses - sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. I just love it. Walked up and down each aisle, thing how many calories I was burning and how much good stuff I need to figure out to fit in my house.
I went there for two things, left with about 20, which is about right. While it's not the kind of store you can visit every day, I know I'll be back. Thank you G-d, for giving someone else the wisdom to make that store, and me the ability to buy stuff.