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.