“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!