Thursday, May 21

Sowing wild oats

Grocery shopping is an event that gives me blog fodder, go figure. I am quickly realizing I need a social life
  To start at the beginning I watched a video by the author of Eat, Pray, Love and I read her article Coyote Ugly Saloon, her write up said that this was the base for a movie. Of course at IMDB I couldn't find any mention of her, but I've always wanted to see the movie
So I got it and this morning in a time of sleeplessness I watched. I have to admit that I was hormonal, emotional cried a tear or two. But that was after I did my meal planning/grocery shopping list using, not that I actually made a meal plan. Oops.

Back to the author, she spoke of  how ideas float past us and we need to grab them and write it down, or it will continue floating and find someone else.

So I am seizing the moment.

Remember Wednesday post about Stephanie Meyer's Books? Well I spent some time being logged in and out of a little time pursing and was able to put the books on hold. Today I was out early enough to stop at my favorite little nook. Where I found a book on Ipod's (my darling bought a new to him one, and I inheirted the cast-off)
 I found two books on Newfoundland, one on the poltics of when they joined Canada and the 80's, and one on how seal hunting bans and other things are hurting the inlets and the women.
  Another patron was banging these odd shelves while I was curled up in a chair and I realized they had stashed old magazines in there and I was able to score last year's Martha Stewart Living.  (I respect this woman for serving her time, after being caught. Hopefully she learned her lesson)
  When I went to pay my fines check out my books, New Moon was on hold for me. Needless to say the gentleman librarian was rewarded with a huge smile.
Side note: I always pick the heaviest book when I am going shopping. It's a short circuited fault I have.

  So I toddled with my grocery list in hand, and I think I purchased about half the items. I did get three unusual protein sources for us. Fresh Salmon, Italian Sausages, and Pork rounds.
  In a past secret life, I learned how to cook salmon and enjoy it. I've even ordered it in restaurants with a blackberry sauce. But let's keep that between us, no need for my mom to know.
  Blackberries were on salesupposedly but I skipped them and later found a Blackeberry Sauce with a fancy wine name to go with the fish.

In reference to the title, I found some Irish oats, really steel cut with presoaking instructions. Of course, my brain went right to the gutter and I was smiling about Irish oats, and sowing wild oats as a blog title.  I am hoping they aren't coated with wheat, but I have to check out their website. The mister is trying to go gluten free, and he does pretty well at it, but I want him to be able to eat foods with me.

I always find the most interesting foods are in the Asian/Oriental sections. I almost stuffed a package a chocolate cookies in my basket, but I resisted and bought the expensive Irish oats instead. Oh, Smellyann( had a link for so very awesome. I would love to try it. She is hoping to do a give away.

I always grab a carry basket because I have to pack everything home. So about 3/4's of the way through my list I was tired and the catch-all was heavy.  I decided to torment take the mister and pick up the rest of the things later. Like tomorrow after we watch Terminator:Salvation :)

   So I meandered to the counter and denied my urge to splurge on cut flowers. My cashier was very through and kind. He even asked how I wanted things in the bag.  While preparing to leave, he asked the lady behind me if she had an air miles card, when she replied I debated for 30 seconds, and said "Would you mind using my card?" There is no benefit to her, but I hate hearing the thought of lost miles. She gave me a huge smile.
As I huffed and puffed my way a crossed the parking lot, it started to sprinkle and I had the urge to borrow a shopping cart. Which of course is followed up by the thought that I really am turning into a bag lady (I wish I had my photos from home... Sarah would know what I mean)  As I walked, I decided that I was going to weigh my Sobey's bags. My estimate is the bags had to be at least 15 lbs each.
   So I hopped on the Wii Fit when I got home and it said I was hold 37.4 lbs of weight.
I am not feeling the need to work out just yet because I try to curl the bags as I walk home. just cementing the neighbors ideas that I am crazy

Well my Ipod battery just died, I've waiting for this moment for a few days. It managed to last me through and hour and half of dishes and counter cleaning the other night.

I must get on with finding something to eat that doesn't require to much thought.

Because I'm feeling lazy right now, I will update a list of links later, with book names and what nots.


Mrs4444 said...

Since you like salmon, you should head over to my cooking blog and take a look at my recipe for grilled salmon. The salsa is unnecessary; the salmon itself is to die for, and it sounds like you're trying to eat healthy--you won't be disappointed!

Bon Appetit!

Smellyann said...

I remember the days of having no car and having to lug all my groceries home, either on foot or on my back as I rode my bike. No fun, but great exercise!!

Aack, I don't know if MMG is going to do a give-away. They haven't replied to my requests. I'll have to bother them again next week.