2. Shopping at the Supermarket

Pulling into the parking lot of the largest in town, Joe could already see it was to be a challenge to find parking on Saturday morning. He decides to first drop off wife Melissa, so she could get a head on the shopping they need to do. Meanwhile, battles to find a free spot amongst the of other waiting cars.

Inside, Joe finally finds , whose cart already loaded with packages of organic and drinks. He knows Melissa is easily tempted fancy words that promise health benefits. It makes feel good to know that she is making decisions. In the past, Joe would try to with her, explaining that health is not about specific items, and more about general lifestyle. Today, decides to simply move on. As the chef the family, Joe looks forward every week to process of selecting meats and vegetables, imagining all ways he can flavor and cook them. Free are being offered at the familiar locations – makes sure to hit up every station. They the chicken sausage is their favorite and buy packs. The buy-one-get-one-free fresh pasta attracts Joe, while sale on cheesecake draws Melissa.

As they wait line to check out, Melissa examines their overflowing cart and realizes that they are over budget. puts back the snacks and drinks that were impulse buys, and happily claims she is learning be a great shopper! Joe can only smile the expression on her face. Five months ago they first got married, he never imagined he enjoy these Saturday morning grocery trips. Now, he in them a peaceful satisfaction, a welcome change his work all week.