What’s Open Today?

“What are you doing today?” I asked my husband this morning.

“Probably going to Costco at some point,” he replied.

“It’s Easter. Costco is closed.” I said.

“You sure?” he asked.

I was right, but it’s a damn shame because how great would it be to find the perfect parking spot on a Sunday at Costco? It would be an Easter miracle! (Is there such a thing?)

I see myself pushing my cart through the aisles without a care in the world or another cart to bump into. I would pick up my fill of fruit, granola bars, some new sweatpants, and toilet paper and then check out in less than 15 minutes. No Costco trip is like that, ever! A girl can dream, though.

Our local Giant supermarket and the mall are closed today, as are Barnes and Noble, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and Home Goods. All stores where I could easily get lost and do some damage in also known as retail therapy. Oh well, their loss.

But not everything is closed today, and this is where I get confused. Easter is a major holiday, right? So, why are the Phillies playing at Citizens Bank Park? And why is my nail salon open today? I wish I had known that sooner because I had nothing else to do today.

It’s hard to know what’s open and closed on Easter. I know EVERYTHING closes on Christmas, but for some reason, this holiday has no absolutes to it. The only thing I know for sure is that many of my friends are busy observing and celebrating while I’m at home, cleaning up after my second Passover seder, and watching endless episodes of Law & Order.

Damn! Target was open today too. Next year, I’ll make a list and plan ahead. 🙂

Happy Easter to all those who celebrate!

7 comments on What’s Open Today?

  1. Glenda Cates
    April 11, 2023 at 9:30 am (8 months ago)

    I wondered what stores was opened and closed near my home but didn’t venture out to see and wasn’t sure how to find out without goggling all the stores which I didn’t have time for. I am so glad you had a nice Passover. Our Easter was also nice with just my family and my sister here. Enjoy your day and thank you for being part of the UBC.

  2. vidya
    April 10, 2023 at 1:05 am (8 months ago)

    made me smile.. and looks like our local Target was actually closed today (at least the two locations closest to our home..!) That sentence in your post made me smile

    • Elisa
      April 12, 2023 at 6:34 pm (8 months ago)

      Gotta love Target! 🙂

  3. Kebba Buckley Button
    April 9, 2023 at 10:09 pm (8 months ago)

    Elisa, I chuckled and laughed at all you said. Thanks! Yes, what a vision of being able to cover your Costco list in less than 15 minutes!! My Costco is a short block away, and there was an ongoing bad (dangerous) traffic jam, with too many people wanting to get into the driveway and use the gas station. THIS WEEK this location finished and opened a new Costco Gas station, with new entry/exit drives, and suddenly your life is no longer in your hands, just trying to get into the parking area. 🙂 Thanks for the Easter wishes– it has been a beautiful holiday for me– and I hope your Passover was also joyful.

    • Elisa
      April 12, 2023 at 6:35 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks, Kebba. If my Costco got a gas station, that would be insane. I’d have to change my Costco shopping day to anything but the weekend!

  4. Jean Roman
    April 9, 2023 at 7:14 pm (8 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing and good luck in the UBC!

    • Elisa
      April 12, 2023 at 6:35 pm (8 months ago)

      You too!

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