I hope you all had a great Saturday! We had a mighty fine one indeed and, you’re welcome, I’m here to tell you all about it!
Thomas (my husband) had to write a paper this morning for a class he’s taking and grade some papers. The children and I went to Target to get some diapers and check on the clearance frames, which were all gone, as I figured they would be. Bummer!
I decided I’m going to start sharing everything I buy at Target. Maybe this will keep me from buying random crap I don’t need. Ha. So today I bought diapers, a new water bottle for me and windex. Oh, and a Diet Coke and a blueberry muffin, both which were consumed inside Target. The Diet Coke by me and the muffin by my Lucas. Well then half ended up in the car on his seat but I’m suppose to clean the car tomorrow anyways so it’s like that didn’t happen.
I took a little snooze with Joshua during nap time. Love waking up to his sweet face!!
This afternoon we needed to do a little grocery shopping, and I wanted to stock up on lots of fun produce for all the amazing smoothies I’m about to make this week! Usually we buy our produce at Fred Meyer or Costco, but I wanted to check out the smaller stores here that I’ve heard about, but never been to.
Natural Pantry is a mostly organic store with, I think, almost anything you could think of. Organic food, vitamins, dog food, cleaning supplies, protein powder, toilet paper. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very impressed with the store and it could just be that I (unintentionally) compared it to the CoOp in my old town.
I was VERY disappointed in the produce selection, as this was what I was really going there for.
Everything looked old, wrinkly and brown. (Talking about produce here. Ha.) I mean, check out those bananas. They are on sale, but I think they’d have better luck giving them away. Unless bananas that color are your thing. Personally, I like green bananas and brown ones just gross me out.
Also, you don’t really need to buy organic bananas anyways because they have an outer layer or peel, unlike tomatoes or apples for example, but I was just trying to prove my point here that all the produce looked nasty. I’m still learning how to take pictures of all the fun things we do on our outings without terribly embarrassing my husband, so please forgive me.
We left without buying a SINGLE thing! They did have milk and tortillas and cheese that we like, but we end up getting it at Fred Meyer for cheaper. So, I don’t think I’ll be back to that store. Sad face.
Literally right across the street is a newer place called New Sagaya’s Midtown Market.
Look at those clear blue skies!
It was somewhere in the 30-40 degree range today, so I was wearing a t-shirt. Ah, love it.
Don’t worry, I put long sleeve on my babies. But no hats. Too warm for hats.
This place was MUCH better. Look at all those bright beautiful colors!
Okay, and a little strange too. They had a place where you could buy octopus, clams, salmon, squid… and LIVE lobster. I don’t know if this is normal or not, but you buy them live, take them home to your house and then boil them in water, watching them die right in front of your eyes.
Is that messed up??
I am not a vegetarian. I eat salmon and moose and elk and cow, but COME ON. Can you imagine taking a live creature home, in your car, and then hiding your children upstairs so they don’t see you take out this live, moving, freaky creature while you put it in steaming boiling water as it…. okay, gross and sad.
Maybe I am overreacting.
My husband wants me to take a pregnancy test because he thinks I am being overly emotional about things and a) I’m not, I’m just a mom and b) if I am pregnant you are going to be in BIG trouble so you probably want me to delay that pregnancy test as long as possible.
Sorry, off topic.
I’m sorry if this blurry picture is giving you a headache. It sort of is for me, but look- I DO exist! I’m trying to have Thomas take more pictures of me with the kids because I think in the last four months of Joshuas life I have like, maybe two of myself in them. Oh, I didn’t do my hair today. Please don’t be too surprised.
In the back of this store is a little cafe with lots of healthy choices, so we decided to have dinner here as it was nearing 6:15 and we were all starving. I hope no live animals were killed here in preparation for my food or I might throw up. Lucas spilled his entire bowl of pasta all over the front of my jeans. Awesome.
Thomas got a cheesy calzone (look at that fancy oven) and I got a chicken something-or-other sandwich which was delicious.
It was a perfect afternoon!
Where do you buy your produce? We buy ours and Fred Meyer and Costco, and after todays little research extravaganza, we’re going to continue to buy them there as the prices are better and Costco usually has a good selection!
Can you please give me your honest opinions about taking home a live lobster in your car, because I am sort of freaked out by this.