For today I am asked to show you what’s in my refrigerator – EEK!!!!! NOOOOOO!!!! Let’s just say my fridge needs a thorough cleaning and I am not quite wanting to show it to you. So instead I thought I would take you to the grocery store with me, or rather show you what I bought on today’s outing.
It was nice to get outside. The weather here is unusually warm and so a trip to the store with my son was a good thing. I still can’t get used to cruising around the store on one of those scooters. My eye level is so thrown off that I can’t seem to shop correctly. Let’s just hope I don’t HAVE to get used to it – that here soon I will be able to walk once again. So I scootered around, hoping that the battery wouldn’t die and with my son’s help, picked out a few things from the store.
It’s funny how my shopping has changed over the years. I have 4 children, 2 who are out of the house, one that is almost out and my youngest who is home with me for at least a couple more years. Grocery shopping is something I have always enjoyed doing. I know, that sounds crazy, but when I was married and my kids were little, I could leave the kids with their dad and spend my time shopping for a family of 6 and take my time. To this day, grocery shopping offers some peace and yes, a bit of stress reduction. I always go when I know I am not in a rush. I guess it’s a tool in my my toolbox for positive mental health.
So yes, my shopping has changed from TONS of food to just small amounts once maybe twice a week. I think back to the huge cartfuls of food and wow, I should have been stressed!!! So today was just a small trip with few items:
Yum! I like having fresh fruit in the house. Bananas are always a necessity and this time of year little cutie oranges are sooo tasty. Fuji apples happen to be both mine and my son’s favorite, and today a couple of avocados as well. I like having toast and smushing avocado and spreading it on the toast with some salt and pepper. Tasty and healthy.
Here are just a few non food items. I always like to have a candle lit in winter time and this tropical fruit one smells so good. Time to stock up on deoderant, and this is the hair gel that my son has found that he really likes (for under $10) L’Oreal Out of Bed Texturizer , and you can find it on Amazon for under $5.00!!
Here is most everything else that we bought today. I think a gallon of milk and a half gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream was already put away. We enjoy making breakfast burritos, sometimes for dinner as well; eggs, sausage, tortillas, cheese and it tastes so good and is so easy. I don’t really have any dinner type food, but I know our freezer has raviolis, chicken breasts, ground beef and veggies. And as you can see, cookies, orange chicken, cottage cheese and tortilla chips round up the shopping adventure.
What do you shop for? Are you making any health resolutions or changing your eating habits now that we are into 2018? I don’t feel like I eat UN-healthy. Could I eat better? Of course. But to be perfectly honest I do treat myself more often right now during my recuperation. It’s rather depressing to not be able to walk without a walker or really go anywhere, so a special sweet treat makes the a day a little brighter.
Do you enjoy any of the items I purchased today? Let me know!