When it comes to shopping, normally I’m a “get in and get out as fast as you can” person – especially at the grocery store, but there’s a store that takes me on a detour every time I’m in it.
It isn’t a store you are likely to ever come across, unless you happen to veer off I-40 midway between Albuquerque and Gallup.
Now, this is reservation land, and there is a casino and a DQ, but I wasn’t planning to gamble, and wasn’t there for ice cream.
When I was visiting my family last month, I went in the store, totally expecting to grab what I needed and be back in the car and on my way in 5 minutes.
It’s just a small grocery store, but even when I’m only shopping for toothpaste, or the shampoo I forgot to pack, I always manage to walk out with something totally unexpected that I just HAD to have, but totally didn’t need.
This might have been my most ridiculous purchase to date though.
I walked out with 20 pounds of flour.
Who buys 20 pounds of flour when you are 1,500 miles from home?
Well, I’m the nut who does that, and then had to explain to my husband why we needed to squeeze a huge bag of flour into a car already packed with people and luggage.
It was a long story, and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t buying it, but that bag of flour was coming home with us, or I’d have left my luggage behind and taken the flour in its place!
This wasn’t just any bag of flour.
It had a blue bird on it.
I’m pretty sure it was chirping to me the minute I walked into the door.
It was like a siren song beckoning me to buy it.
Who could ignore a bird song like that?
My husband should just be glad I didn’t buy multiple bags of flour, because now I have a bunch of projects I’d like to use it for, and wish I would have gotten more of them.
I just have to figure out how I’m going to use up that much flour.
Did I mention I don’t really love to bake?
Yeah, it could take awhile.
We’re planning to go back to visit again in the summer though, so I have another “accidental” shopping planned then. 🙂
Viya con Dios,
Here’s something I think you’ll love!
Blue Bunting Flour Sack Towel (affiliate link)