Wow! I’m a few days behind. I started my Shipt shopping job the day before Thanksgiving. I only did two shops that day. It went well.
Thanksgiving day started out a little rough. I checked my Facebook and if you’re familiar with it, you know that it throws memories at you. Well, it threw a big picture collage of me and my ex that I had made last year. Here it is:
I’m posting this here so you can see what I had to see. I was 19 when I was married and turned 20 the next day. As you can see, we both looked happy in all of them except for the one on lower right. I was smiling, but he wasn’t. He looked absolutely unhappy or miserable. This was taken last Fall at Tunnel of Trees. Perhaps some of you remember that post. I had visited there this year and got a bit emotional about it. My ex new at that point that he wanted out. How did I not see it? I’m surprised he even took a picture with me! Anyway, I burst into tears when I saw this picture Thanksgiving morning. I seriously shouted at God, why? Why is this photo being shown to me! And I thought to myself “how”. I thought I deleted all of them. I got in touch with my aunt and showed her. She was able to talk me through and calm me down. I wasn’t crying because I missed him…I was really more angry to be honest I think. Here I’ve been busting my butt to move on and then I’m thrown this curve ball! I cried for while to be honest. They were healing tears.
My day moved on…
I spent some quality time with my dogs before making the trip up north to spend time with my brother and his family/extended family. I left my house around 2 p.m. Dinner was at my brother’s sister in laws house. The house was small, but I really enjoyed myself. I was a fifth wheel. My brother had his wife and his sister in law had her boyfriend…I was alone. But there were also 8 kids there. There was so much food and everything looked delicious. But I didn’t have everything. Here’s what my plate looked like:
The day was about spending time with family…not about the food. My brother and I also took a ride to see my grandparents old cottage. That was awesome to see and recall all the memories we had of all the visits we had with them during the summer. It was a great trip down memory lane! That was probably the highlight of my time.
So, while I didn’t see my own kids on Thanksgiving, I really did enjoy my time with my brother’s family and extended family.
Friday, I did some more Shipt shopping. I did three orders and to be honest, by the end of the third, I was so sore and exhausted. I review the group on Facebook and I’m in awe of all the veteran shoppers who do double orders and 14-15 orders in a day! I have no idea how they do it! I’m starting slow like they recommend.
Today (Saturday), I got together with my daughters (Kayleigh and Kara) and Kayleigh’s boyfriend Jon. We met for breakfast at I-Hop. We enjoyed conversation. It was a pretty quick breakfast…a little over an hour. Jon and Kayleigh picked up the bill. I just enjoyed getting together. It’s the new normal or new traditions. I can handle it.
My ex texted me today and asked me how the Shipt shopping was going. He said he saw me loading the car the other day. That was unexpected. But I told him it was going fine.
I’ve got 7 shops under my belt right now and have made $93.53. That includes the tips. Not everyone tips. And some don’t tip right away. They tip later online. My last shop tonight was my first alcohol order. I had been shying away from alcohol orders…but I got brave an accepted a small order with alcohol. It went fine. Thankfully! I’m nervous to accept them because if the customer is clearly intoxicated already, then you are not allowed to deliver to them, you have to see if there’s someone else in the household with ID to deliver to. If there is nobody, then you have to explain to the customer that you’re not allowed to deliver to them. I’m not one for confrontation so I’m nervous about the alcohol orders. But luckily, this one was fine.
I just can’t believe that this shy introvert is delivering groceries and interacting with lots of different people now. I never would’ve thought I could do it. But I’m doing it and so far I’m enjoying it. God is good.
I’m going to call it a night now. Tomorrow will be another busy day. I’ve got church and I’m going to try to fit in a couple shops and then there’s an anniversary party for a couple at church. They’re celebrating 70 years I believe. They’re both in their 90’s. They’re such a beautiful couple.
We’re supposed to have snow showers too. Ugh! So not looking forward to it. Kind of wish I could convert my car into a sleigh! Haha!
Thanks for all your kindnesses. Wherever you are in this world, I wish you peace, love and happiness.
❤ DottieMay 🌻