New record

It’s been two and a half months since I went to the big local supermarket. Whee!

It’s an ADD thing — it’s too big, there’s too much stuff, too much stimulation. It exhausts me. I feel as if I climbed Mt. Everest.

Since I’m eating mostly carb-free now, I get by picking up salad stuff and meat at the local butcher shop. But I finally had to go today, to stock up on all those things the local store doesn’t carry or are too expensive to order online, like deodorant and Dr. Scholl’s insoles.

Anyone else feel like this?

8 thoughts on “New record

  1. Mrs DBK and I buy at the supermarket until the farmer’s market opens. We get any meat or poultry from Costco and stock up using our extra freezer, so we save money that way. We only buy produce from the farmer’s market when they start harvesting (not a long growing season here in Minnesota). The local stuff is the best and the price is fantastic. We can get giant cauliflower for $2 and it was only picked the day before. And the basil! When it is in season, we can get a bagful for $1. We make a lot of pesto when basil is in season. Swiss chard is also cheap and grows all summer. Same with zucchini. And when the sugar snap peas are in season, well, what beats sweet peas in the pod for a snack? We’ll buy a pound of it and then shell peas for snacking and put it in our salads and so on.

    Salads! I almost forgot the lettuce. We get three heads of lettuce for $3 when it is in season. We eat a lot of salad. Seriously, you can’t beat the farmer’s market around here. They want to put a football stadium where the market is and make the taxpayers pay for building it up here. I hate the freaking Vikings and everything associated with the NFL. The game is boring as hell and the owners are arrogant a**holes and now they’re going to destroy a community institution and try to rip off the taxpayers to do it.

  2. Heck yes! Those big box stores are soul sucking monstrosities but then again I don’t like to shop.

  3. I don’t know how you can live in Philly. My town with a population of 8,000 is too big.
    I like Walmart because the aisles are wider, and the store is cleaner. Otherwise it’s the co-op and the butcher, which I like because of the way they smell.
    When I can’t do people, I send my daughter.

  4. #1 thing—susie, I can’t tell you how happy I am for you that the medication is helping you. It IS, it really IS. If you’re happy, I’m happy.

    #2 thing—Walmart??? Walmart???????

  5. Whenever I leave Manhattan to venture into America, I always marvel at the Big American Supermarkets with their wide aisles and vast assortment of things we never see on our island off the coast…

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