Saturday, February 6, 2010

Our Today

I got up this morning and made breakfast.

Now, there's a shocker for you.

As much as I love to flit about in the kitchen, I am not a heavy breakfast person, nor am I really a morning person, so we subsist on cold cereal, instant oatmeal and toastish things. And fruit! And sometimes yogurt! That counts for something, right?

Well, today I shook it all up a bit. But more on that another time...

After breakfast Cory set off for an exciting day of Saturday work adventures.

I set off for the Farmers' market.

Along with my two faithful sidekicks.

I walked up to my favorite produce stand and the lady says to me, in a sneering type of voice, "So....you're back again."

?

Uh, yeah. Is that ok with you?

She didn't even smile at my kids.

I'm thinking that I would like the girl who came back two weeks running and bought my brussels sprouts. But that's just me.

The kids ate raw green beans Mickey D's french fry-style while we browsed.

Come to Mama, mon amour.

Gelatto makes me nervous, and I'm not sure why. I once had lemon custard ice-cream and it tasted exactly like Joy dishsoap. Plus, I overheard the Italian vendor tell a lady that gelatto is only 100 calories per serving and is much healthier than ice cream. It didn't sit well with me. Not that I mind fattening desserts, I just prefer to steer clear of pretend-healthy ones. Who can help a sister out and sort through this confusion? Grazie.

On the way to the City, I found these. I was captivated. So on the way back, I pulled over to take a stealthy photo. Then, as my luck would have it, the neighbor guy, who's lane I was parked in, pulled right up and spooked me, so I drove off.


I told myself that I could visit them another day.

But what if it wasn't sunny on that day?

And what if the snow was gone?

They looked so striking against all the snow.

So I turned around and went back, which caused Calvin to begin whining that he was "carsick" from being in the car for "So, so looooooooooooooooooooooong!"

This time, I parked in the lane across the street. Better angle anyway. And wouldn't you know, Blue Toyota Sedan pulls out the lane again!

Holy cow, I got nervous. I don't know why. They weren't even his tanks.

Another drive-by photo, which nearly sent Calvin directly over the edge, but again, totally worth it.

Happy late-Winter Saturday, friends.

We're in the home stretch.

*I'm linking this up today at The Inspired Room.