I am having the worst time being productive today! Holy cow! It seems as if all the productiveness of yesterday just flung itself out the window! What is UP with that?!
Toe is feeling a smidgeon bit better. It’s still quite black and purple and swollen but I can walk normally for the most part, it’s just when any kind of real pressure is placed on it it’s quite painful. I keep telling Alan I should be fine for the race on Saturday but then he just shakes his head at me as if I’m in denial.
Perhaps I am. Who knows.
Onto more fun stuff. I really was productive yesterday and finally updated a lot of blog things that I’ve neglected for months! Woo hoo!!! I added a bunch of plug-ins (finally got Google Analytics working) and I even added a new page! I’ve added a wedding section to the top of the main page and here I’ll be updating as the wedding plans progress for a quick reference. I’ll be giving you honest reviews of everyone we end up working with and it will obviously include the ups, the downs, the craziness of planning a wedding. Right now there are just categories and a link to my proposal but check it every few weeks for updates!
Since I started working from home I’ve been able to get around to doing things I’ve been meaning to do for a while now but haven’t had the opportunity. One of them was finally making going to the farmers market a regular thing!
Every Tuesday I bound out of bed with thoughts of fresh, local produce dancing in my head! I grab a couple of bags and a whack load of produce bags and walk the ten minutes to the market. I already have certain stands that I go to for certain things (I bought some nectarines from the stand above) and I always make about two rounds, just in case I missed anything. When I first went, however, I was struck at the prices. I was always told they were cheaper but they were more on par with grocery stores and, sometimes, more expensive! But for local produce (some chemical free and/or organic), I didn’t mind. Thankfully, I can now say that it has indeed gotten cheaper! Today I grabbed three zucchini for only $2.50 and eggplant for $1! Corn is also cheap everywhere this time of year so I stocked up on that, potatoes for only a couple of dollars (both red and sweet) and the best deal: five cooking onions for $2!!! I made out like gangbusters today!
To top off my trip to the farmers market I always stop by the smoothie stand. This guy whips up real fruit smoothies (and I mean real, all he uses is fruit and ice) and I always have to grab one as a treat while I walk home with a happy, stupid grin on my face and two bags filled with produce.
Dinner tonight will include some sort of fresh corn, that’s for sure and I think the leftovers will be used for a black bean and corn salad for tomorrow!
Do you go to farmers markets? What’s your favourite thing about them? Are they mostly frequented by seniors and moms with kiddies in tow or is it just at mine?