Saturday, September 12, 2009

Three Beautiful Things 09/11/09: Grocery Darting, Trader Joe's Lunatic Hall of Fame, Cold Dinner

1. I know. I know. I know. It's dumb. I waste gas and money driving to Albertson's and to Trader Joe's and to Thistledown Farm and to Market of Choice...I know...I should just go to one place and shop...but I enjoy darting all over town in my silly little Honda....I'm not even bargain hunting...I like buying some basics at Albertson's and I like buying coffee at Trader Joe's and seeing if Kelly's working the floor and I like going to the farm and going back to the car and biting into a tart Gravenstein and I was in the mood for cheeses and olives I don't usually buy but can get at Market of Choice. I know. I know. I'm being indulgent...but....sometimes indulgence is a beautiful thing...ya know?

2. Kelly was working the floor at Trader Joe's and we fell into a very serious discussion of the challenges of being parents...she's just entering the parenting a teenager stage....and we were entertained by a woman shopper who tracked Kelly down to point out that a whole shelf of turkey gravy was expired. It wasn't. Kelly and I have regaled ourselves in the past with stories about lunatic Trader Joe's shoppers: another was inducted into the Lunacy Hall of Fame today!

3. All that pinballing around town to buy groceries? Well, the result wasn't too shabby: it was too hot to cook so I enjoyed a Gravenstein apple from Thistledown farm with Willamette Valley brie cheese, some Stilton cheese, English cheddar cheese, a demi-loaf of French bread dipped in EV Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar, some lemon curry green olives, dry salami, and Thistledown farm fresh tomato slices for dinner.....and a couple glasses of spring water from Albertson's.

1 comment:

inlandempiregirl said...

You know... if you used those coupons in the white envelope from MIWW you would save at least five dollars and fourteen cents on products you would have never considered buying or using and that could go into the gas fund. Just an idea. grrrriiiitttttsss.