I avoid going to the grocery store.
It’s a strange habit.
I don’t like to waste food, and it seems like every time I go to the grocery store and stock up, stuff ends up going bad in the refrigerator because we leave on some trip. Or Anthony leaves and I don’t eat everything while he is gone.
My schedule shifts every 8 weeks. This hasn’t encouraged me to get into any permanent routines. I’m always thinking ahead to the next shift. The next change.
So even though Anthony isn’t scheduled to go anywhere for a few weeks now, I still haven’t been to the grocery store. Of course – he is a pilot, it could always change. Still……
It’s like a lot of things – why paint the walls? It’s base housing. I’m going to leave it in a few months. The longest I have been anywhere since college has been here in Japan.
I buy clothes and shoes according to how well they pack in a suitcase. I see how long the hotel soap lasts before heading to the toiletry aisle. Before Anthony and I got married I never bought a piece of furniture too heavy for me to transport by myself. (This incidentally made changing apartments with a motorcycle and one taxi as I did in China so much easier!)
I don’t buy paper books. If it isn’t on Kindle, I don’t read it. A lot of my paperback books that I used to have have been off-heaved over the course of moving between three countries. Magazines are either downloadable or dumped at libraries – or just left in the seat pocket on the airplane.
I also avoid laundry. I think I still have this idea that it will take two days to dry, so I need to wait until I know nothing is going on for two days. Also – a lot of stuff can be quick-washed in the sink. I once packed a load of wet clothes and then hung them all in my hotel room after I checked in so they would be fresh to go starting out the trip.
Yeah – I have picked up some odd habits over the years.
I really need to go to the grocery store. I’m not going anywhere in the next few weeks. Nomadic thinking is hard to change though. I’m not sure what a “settled” grocery list looks like.