There aren't many things I like better than a Costco shopping trip! I actually didn't buy much this trip, but did get a Christmas present for one of the kids, and bought myself a new Mr. Coffee. I hate the old one I have, although any Mr. Coffee makes delicious coffee. What I dislike about the older models is that it is difficult to get the coffeepot back on the burner because something on the filter basket gets in the way. I spill a lot of drops of coffee that way. So the new one has a lot of features I doubt I will ever use, for one thing, I don't leave electric appliances plugged in unless I'm currently using them. So I can forget clocks, automatic timers, etc.
Upon entering the store I saw a display of the Fit bit, which I often think about getting. But I only want something to tell me how many steps I've taken in a single day, miles, etc. I don't give a fig about calories burned, and don't want anything that synchs with something else. That is just more complicated than I'm interested in. I love SIMPLICITY.
But another good reason to not get a Fit bit became apparent when I looked at the contents of the box. Ok, only 4 items in the box which means it should be fairly simple to use. But wait, one of the items is a "dongle". I'm sorry but I can't even consider buying something with a dongle. For one thing, I don't have a clue what it is, and for the second thing - what if I should lose it or it drops off. In a million years I could not announce to anyone that "I've lost my dongle".
On the way out I just had to stop at the gas pumps because the price for a gallon of regular is $2.19. That may not impress anyone who is lucky enough to find cheaper gas, but for California, I'd say it's something you can't pass up. (Of course, this is a Costco pump - forget getting a good price at Shell or whatever other brands there are).
It is a fantastic beautiful day - the streets have dried up from overnight rain and the sun is brilliant. I am wearing sweats and a cotton turtleneck, and had to remove my jacket. There are some cloudy and rainy days in the next 5-day forecast, and they will be very welcome. In the meantime, the sunny day is a gift!