Wednesday, November 20, 2013

All the breaks in the world.

Early this morning I did the grocery shopping and I came home with both carrier bags and two big shopping bags filled with groceries. I was literally out of everything and really needed to stock up on a lot of things, but by shopping carefully, I managed to stay within the budget. The Exfactor had done me a big favor and bought the fresh vegetables I needed at another store yesterday that always gets awards for the quality and relatively low prices of its produce. I put four kinds of vegetables in my pasta and have a delicious and nutritious meal that way. I don't ever feel the need to eat anything else because this kind of food agrees with me so well. That is saying something after all the trouble I went through.
I also bought some pastries that were on sale and the Exfactor is coming over to help me eat them later this afternoon. I did think we deserved an award for always being so good and conscientious about everything we do. I mean, we are ecologically aware people who treat mother earth well and pick our food carefully and always recycle and use our bikes. We do deserve a treat every once in a while.
I had run out of coffee yesterday afternoon and, although I didn't turn into a grouch, I was not performing at my best level either and was glad that I could make a pot of it when I came home from the store. That goes to show you that I can't quite go without coffee completely, although I may need less of it. I actually thought I could do without it completely and was ready to start drinking tea exclusively, but that turned out to be a false assumption, because tea doesn't do a thing for me, not even when I put sugar in it. At the same time, I can't say that the caffeine in the coffee is making me so energized that I'm climbing the stairway to heaven. It is not as bad as all that.


Maggie May said...

Glad you got all that shopping done by yourself. I usually take my trolly as I can't carry very much without nearly breaking my back.

Pasta is a firm favourite and seems to keep one filled up for ages.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Rob-bear said...

Careful shopping by a conscious consumer. Very well done, Irene!

And perhaps now is not the time to worry about switching off coffee. Taking a step or two, and getting well-stabilize sat that point, is a good process.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Friko said...

It’s lovely that you and the ex-factor get on so well. When one is a little less than on top form one needs a bit of gentle help.

Take care, Irene.