The Simple Joy of Grocery Shopping
we are currently in Atlanta, Georgia and officially halfway through our North American Tour! it’s crazy how quickly time goes when you are going nonstop.
look at this tree that is literally a rainbow. it’s directly outside of our hotel and i think this is my favorite tree i’ve seen yet (although my sister promises the trees in South Carolina are outrageous so i shall find out when i see her on monday-yayayay!)
i am feeling a stronger sense of calm now that we’ve made the decision to move back to Portland, Oregon and that we get to stay in the same exact hotel for 4 straight nights in a row. we haven’t done this since Hawaii!
exciting news that there is a whole foods market about 10 minutes away from us! we don’t normally shop at whole foods back at home but do venture there every so often to have dinner there for their salad bar and hot food bar and pizza and cookies and….
we love whole food date nights because we can both eat whatever the heck we want, sample tons of different things and make healthier choices when doing so. my husband looked at my plate and said “what are you…a 6 year old?!” ha! no, but my tastebuds are very similar to that of a 6 year old. yay for green, healthy food and a touch of mac-n-cheese with grapes!
because we are stationary for a few days AND we have a refrigerator in our room, we have the opportunity to keep perishable and healthier things right at our finger tips. don’t take this for granted folks, because before this tour and living out of hotels, i sure did! after we finished our delicious, kid-friendly meal, we set to picking out some of our favorite things we haven’t had in a while.
i forgot the simple joy of grocery shopping. then i was reminded very quickly that my husband and i have very different ways of navigating a grocery store. i happen to be a “get in, get what you need, get some cookies or wheat thins and get out” type of gal. he happens to be “let’s go up and down every single aisle, maybe twice, and look at everything” type of guy.
this shopping trip, because i haven’t been in a grocery store in what seems like forever, i am way more willing to visit each of those aisles like my husband desires. we dreamed about what we are going to fill our cupboards with when we get back to having a home again, wonder who can afford to pay for those fancy organic socks and relish in the these moments where i feel a sense of normalcy.
i am happy to report that we have some tasty fruit, yogurts and drinks as a new addition to our snack foods in our mini-fridge!
my husband surprised me with tickets to see the new hunger games movie, “catching fire!” i swear i’m really 26 and neither a 6 nor 16 year old but my taste in food and movies may sometimes reverts back there. don’t judge. it was a very stressful movie, even though i’ve read the books. let’s all take a moment and be thankful that we don’t have to participate in the hunger games. moment.
i’d definitely say the past few days have been pretty solid. i also feel pretty lucky (and only a little anxious because i don’t love surprises) because my husband just looked over here and announced he was taking me somewhere fun and a little crazy for lunch. he always keeps me guessing…time to go put on real clothes and explore the city of Atlanta!
the new wifestyle: don’t take for granted the little things that you and your significant other get to do together.
1) who does the grocery shopping in your relationship? do you get in and out or linger?
2) what’s a food you love that 6 year olds also love?
3) catching fire fans? did you see it? what did you think?
4) any must see places in Atlanta?