We went to Costco today. I has a list of two things (ha), and one item to get for Cliff, but there's no way I can justify even going. It's at least a 30-mile trip one way to that area of Independence. butI just wanted to go and walk up and down the aisles. Last week I told Cliff I wanted to go to Dollar General, eight miles away. I should tell you that I've never in my life wanted to go to Dollar General Store, but that day I did. I just needed to get away briefly, I suppose.
Of course when we walk the aisles at Costco, we spend more money. We each bought something we didn't really need, and between us, we spent $30 on those unnecessary items: A cheese assortment for me, and some kind of fragrance things to keep your car or tractor smelling good for Cliff. My gift to myself was obviously the most useless thing I could have bought, with five pounds extra already on my body, but Cliff was right there whispering in my ear, "Get it, get it; you don't have that many years left to get stuff you want." So here it is. On the bright side, gas in nearby Buckner was $1.99 a gallon, but at Costco we only paid $1.84.