Yikes! – Yesterday I went to the local farmers’ market. It’s a large one inside a building. I wanted something specific from one of the vendors. I thought I would treat myself to a bear claw at the donut shop. (For the uninitiated it’s a big pastry with jam.) Just as I ordered a raspberry claw, I noticed a bug in the display case (where my pastry was). It wasn’t one of those big horseflies that sit on poop then move to your food. It was a smaller flying bug but it immediately killed my appetite. I had already ordered. It was being wrapped so I bought it. Bugs of any sort on my food turn my stomach. I’m well aware that I eat bug remnants routinely but I prefer not to see it.
Speaking of pastries – I threw out most of my bear claw. It wasn’t because of the bug which technically hadn’t sat on my pastry, but because it was too sweet. There is a fine line between a touch of sweetness and the kind that curls your teeth. Americans eat their desserts very sweet. I was raised on European style pastries and desserts made by my mom. Those are more about the flavors than the sugar content. I’ve aged out of the donut bakery at the farmers’ market. Another rite of passage.
Come on people! – Another thing I noticed at the market was the lack of camaraderie. No one was having fun. No joking around or pleasant greetings. The only place where people were fun was at the butcher shop. It had nothing to do with some young hunky guys trying to get an old lady to buy more!
Covid weight – The beloved husband and I did not gain weight during the pandemic but our cats did. So far three cats put on weight with two of them in chonker territory. Everyone (that means all the cats, not the peeps) are on a diet. There was some gruntzing about it but I’m hopeful they can drop a few pounds over the next year. Gracie still needs her checkup but I’m not worried. She’s my picky eater. She won’t eat treats or barely anything else. Maybe she is the smartest of them all.
It’s really weird – The business I retired from downsized, was sold and restructured. It takes up a very small part of the building that I worked in. The rest has been rented to one of our local hospitals for doctor’s offices. When I drive by I see a big hospital sign on the building. Things change.
So how was your week?