Does anyone else tend to spend hours at the grocery store?
Today, I went to the store just to pick up a few items. Well, a half an hour later, I left. With only three items.
A half an hour for three items? Geesh! I think I am that person that everyone else at the grocery store hates. I know for sure the BF gets annoyed by going to the store with me. I should be nicknamed Grocery Store Girl for the amount of time I spend there weekly for my basic groceries.. Even though I make a list of things I need, I have a tendency to look at every label, compare prices on all items, and just scan the aisles to make sure there isn’t anything else I need. Or anything on sale that I could use. Or anything that sounds really good and I will buy, but then it ends up sitting on the shelf because I am a weirdo that only craves specific things. You would think I would learn what things I like by this point, but I try and be a good little girl and broaden my food horizons anyway.
Anyone else this way? I seriously look at the nutrition labels of everything before buying things. You’d think that labels changed on a daily basis. Nope, I am just a nut.
Well, now that I am on a grocery store rant, let me introduce you to my new best friend. Maplewood Produce and Greenhouse. I mean, obviously as a food lover, my best friend is a grocery store. Not just any grocery store, though. This place is awesome. It is a local store right on a farm. They have fresh plants, bird seed, handmade furniture…
And they have food. All sorts of home grown fruits and vegetables, baking products, juices, cheeses, meats. All made with love. 🙂 And their food is so inexpensive! I got an entire bag of whole wheat flour for 60 cents. SIXTY CENTS. And a cucumber for 65 cents.
But my favorite find: Raspberry yogurt covered pretzels. Ahh. I love pretzels. They are one of my weaknesses. I have had vanilla yogurt pretzels and blueberry yogurt pretzels. But raspberry? YUM. I started off on a great note. I just had a handful of them. But a few hours later, they were gone. Oops! I guess I should have known that would happen when I bought them…
I did ride a whole marathon (exactly 26.2 miles) on my bike though! Hopefully that made up for the pretzels. Oh, and the turtle cheesecake that my roommate made. It seems that every time I go into the kitchen, I have to take a little sliver of it.
Before I sign off for the evening, I wanted to let you meet a little book friend of mine. The Daily Book of Positive Quotations. My lovely roommates bought it for me for graduation in May. I love it. They also went through and each sticky noted quotes that they felt reminded them of me.
Here’s today’s quote: “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch
Following each quote is a paragraph or two to go along with it. Following this quote really hit me hard. “If change is good – and it can be – maybe I should deliberately push myself to change once in a while.” I feel as this hit me harder than the quote itself. I should open myself to change. Change can be good. Making decisions to make myself healthier will allow me to change. This change should be welcomed. Change is a great thing.
Well, night night all. Class is already starting to take a toll on my energy!