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Walmart Pickup- The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Sliced bread has revolutionized the lunches and the french toast breakfasts of the world. Right? I think so!

Washing machines have freed humanity and enabled mankind to have mounds of clean clothing in a fraction of the time. Yes? Of course!

HOWEVER, right up there with sliced bread and washing machines has to be the delivery/shopping service from Walmart. Yes people…the heaven sent, glorious and grand Walmart Grocery PICKUP!!!

I cannot even talk about it without tearing up for I am a new person because of Walmart Pickup.

No, really. I am a changed grocery shopper.

I no longer despise and dread the drudgery of grocery shopping. Instead I giggle with glee as I drive up and drive away with all my groceries in five minutes or less. FIVE MINUTES!

BUT, there are more amazing benefits than just getting a giggle. Here are a few off the top of my head:

  • No more zombie strolling through the store, wondering what to buy, not wanting to be there.
  • No more list making on scratch pieces of paper (or going with no list at all). You just use your computer or phone at home and stroll around your kitchen, pantry, where ever, and putting your list items in your virtual cart. Plus, your favorites and preferred products that you always buy can be marked and saved for the next time you order and shop.
  • No more grabbing impulse items that you know you shouldn’t buy but are weak, tired, and vulnerable.
  • No more shopping awkwardly with a calculator to keep in budget to avoid the “shock and awe” at the register. Instead, you have a running total on your computer when you order at home and can keep that amount reigned in.

BOTTOM LINE: I save time, money, and sanity with this brilliant shopping service. Oh, what this could’ve done for me when I was a young mother with many children! Put years back on my life….

Wonder Bread and Mr. Maytag, I still respect and need you dearly.

And don’t worry, I’m not leaving you anytime soon.

 However, ORANGE is my new favorite color.

I love you Walmart Pickup.

(And don’t worry, I am not receiving one $ to post this. Now that is true love.)

It’s a “Marshmallow World”–NOT!

I have had it.

This cold weather is wicked.

Wickedly relentless.

 I do admit I’ve always loved the elegant and distinct beauty winter brings.

The white crystal flocked trees are breath taking.

But it’s not the mystical Elsa’s Ice Castle charm that I’m tired of–

it’s the bone-chilling-never-get-warm COLD I’m tired of.


Every morning, I see the same thing on my phone:

temperatures in the single digits or teens.

That is crazily nippy!

The sad thing is, my body is getting used to these frigid, freezer temps–

and I think my blood is thickening…. like… ketchup!


It’s so pathetic when I think that 33 degrees is tropical and a bit balmy. Sad, sad.

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I just checked, and we still have 40 days until spring.

But here where I live, that just means 40 more days to the beginning of “Spricky”.

{Translated: Spring and “icky” combined together to equal three drawn-out months of slow torment.}

I’ve tried every happy, positive winter time song to lift my spirits and to help me endure.

“It’s a marshmallow world in the winter…..”

Nope! Not helping.

Even my beloved steaming cup of hot cocoa lacks the magic it once afforded me.

Nope! Not helping.

OK, that’s it!

When the chocolate fix doesn’t fix any more… then I’m done!

Spricky, I better see you in 40 days.

I am now counting.

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