Archives for: October 2006, 12
As soon as I got my husband and daughter out the door this morning, I went for a run. The weather was foggy and cool. It seemed to me that I ran faster than usual. It was a really good feeling.
My plan was to start a load of laundry, then eat my breakfast. However, I was out of laundry detergent. How did that happen? It wasn't even on the list. So I went to the store feeling hungry and wearing my sweaty clothes.
Very quickly I realized I should have grabbed at least a bite to eat. Walking down the produce isle was torture. Packaged spinach is back on the shelves. I stood in front of the spinach for a while, deciding whether I was going to be paranoid about e-coli. I decided, no. I have really missed fresh spinach. I bought a bag.
At the deli, I bought sliced roast and sliced turkey. They had a natural roast seasoned with garlic on sale. When the lady at the deli counter opened the package, she said, "Oh this smells so good. Do you want a taste?" That wonderful woman gave me an entire slice of roast. My hunger was satisfied.
I had hoped to buy the natural Black Angus ground beef that I blogged about last summer. But it has been discontinued. I guess there was not enough demand for hormone free meat. What a disappointment.
Another disappointment waited in the canned vegetables. I had been able to buy English peas without sugar added, but these have also vanished off the shelves. They did have organic peas. I read the label. It said, "organic sugar added." I laughed out loud, causing people to stare at me. Why would you add any sugar at all to organic peas? I went to the frozen food isle where the peas are truly natural. While I was looking for peas, I saw a new product - frozen artichoke quarters. The price was reasonable, so I bought a bag. It is worth a try, since fresh artichokes are so expensive most of the year.
My daughter says I am easily amused. I guess so if I can turn a trip to the grocery store into an adventure.