Friday night going to the gym direct from work was WONDERFUL. I had more energy, was “feeling it” and loved the fact when I got home I could plop my behind on the couch, turn on House and not move until it was time to eat and go to bed.
… and because of this I was home and ready for bed MUCH earlier, which helps me keep my “stop staying up until 1am on weekends” thing I’m working on!
Saturday morning I posted about how I was seriously geeking out of a group of stores I was going to visit. I was up early so it was the perfect day to do it.
Choosing to let this adventure fall into my long walk/bike ride on my weekend to do list from Friday I grabbed my backpack and a few extra reusable bags (the best thing ever when you walk/bus everywhere) and hit the road.
When I got to my first stop, Marche Avril I found them still closed. Um. The sign says you open at 9am. It’s 9:03 people.
The best way to describe Avril is it is like a Quebec version of whole foods. Organic, gluten free, natural, etc etc. The best part? They don’t gouge you on prices (shockingly!)
And then… my favorite isle. Ever.
… maybe I should try PLAYING the lottery if I’d like to win it though eh? Hmm. next week?
I zero’d in on my target….
I love me some PB&CO … going to the sandwich shop in NYC with my girls was heaven!
Nothing fancy, typical grocery store but the garden center made me want to buy everything and fill my window baskets full of pretty flowers.
I chose to wait…. and I’m so glad I did because my next stop was my main point of this trip.
Especially since I found the love of my life while wandering the isles.
The pb filled pretzels from Provigo had NOTHING on the peanut butter filled… CHOCOLATE COVERED pretzels from the bulk barn. Nom nom.
Also grabbed some large flake oats, and a ton o’ spices! My total… 9:63$. Are you kidding me!?
Oh look, pretzel m&m’s at the cash for 75 cents. SOLD! Got my 3$ off.
Honestly the rest of the stores were kind of junky/rundown and meh. I got my smokey salsa, some veggies and nail polish but nothing really worth noting. Sad but true.
Regardless I seriously enjoyed this mini day adventure. Grocery shopping amuses me to no end so hey, I’ll take my kicks wherever I can get them.
Since a big thing on my weekend to do list was to R-E-L-A-X when I got home I made my afternoon meal and plopped down on the couch with you know who.
Hey, I truly believe this is A-ok as long as I’m not in denial about it…. which I’m clearly not.
Accepting myself, the good, the bad and the lazy is all part of growing up. As is embracing sweat pants, dirty hair and a fantastic bowl of banana oats on a cloudy Saturday afternoon!
… and also learn to accept that after 6 years together your cat clearly has himself wrapped around your little finger… or in this case bulky calf.
How do YOU like to relax?