Might I say that it is a boootyful day out, today! I love this time of year. It’s sad because summer is coming to a close, but I adore the autumn, so it’s also exciting that another awesome season is coming up! Best part = rock climbing outdoors is best in the fall. YES. Not to mention all my cutest outfits are more geared towards autumn months.
I don’t work until 2 today, so I’m currently posted at Brewed Awakenings in Wakefield munching on a delicious spinach bagel with bacon, egg, cheese, sausage and tomato until Sarah meets me at the Peace Dale gym to go rock climbing!! Good start to the day. How have all of you been?
I had two nice, small surprises within the past 24 hours that I want to share with all of you. It’s a little bit dorky, but that’s just how I roll.
First, Max and I were hanging out at his older brothers hunting/fishing shop (I’ll dedicate a post to this some time), and there were two older gentlemen there hanging out with Alex and talking shop.
Then I noticed the box on the counter… FULL of fresh and beautiful fruits and veggies! I died. Naturally, being who I am, I bee-lined to the box and promptly shoved my nose in it, admiring the harvest and taking in the intoxicating smells.
Granted, I may have looked like a freak to some, but the guy who grew all the beauties obviously loved how into it I was. He came over and started naming all the produce that I was gawking at – there were some brands of tomatoes that I had no idea existed, and you best believe I absorbed it all.
This guy was awesome. He clearly harbored a passion for gardening and growing produce, and the enthusiasm was contagious (for an odd egg like me, anyway). I was told to bring some home for myself to enjoy, so I ran out to my car to get a reusable bag and you best believe I took some for the road – and maybe I ate a tomato or two there, too.
Of course I took photos; these were just so gorgeous I can’t get over it! And I got to eat them 🙂
An interesting fact that the gentleman taught me is that homegrown/locally loved tomatoes tend to bruise much easier than their commercialized counterparts. Why, you ask? Well, because the tomatoes that you see in the stores are genetically modified overtime to be better equipped to roll down conveyer belts. Hence their perfectly round shape and tougher skins. So don’t be so quick to turn down ugly fruit and veggies! Those usually taste the best.
Then, the second small surprise came this morning. Being directionally challenged like I am, I took a wrong turn getting from Max’s house to Brewed. Normally, I would get stressed out by this, but I decided to turn down a neighborhood-looking street and came upon a dead end.
At one house near the cul-de-sac, there was a local honey sign!! Thus, I whipped out my wallet, threw $6 in the tin collection can and snagged myself a small jar of local, homemade honey. I’m sorry, but does it get any better than that at 9am? No, I don’t think so.
So yeah, that’s how my day has been so far. Hurray for hump day! I’m going to go outside and hang around until Sarah gets here, but I’ll touch base with y’all soon. Peace and love xxoo