Okay, here we go again!!!
My brother will be on Chopped on Food Network tonight for the Redemption Round- crossed fingers!!!!
I went to the farmers market this past weekend. It has become even worse with the sea of plastic produce bags that they use to prebag the fruits and veggies.
Most of what I wanted came prebagged, no loose red peppers, limes or Ewa sweet onions available at any of the stalls unbagged. The last time I went, onions at least came unbagged. When I asked if they had any loose ones to purchase, the vendors seemed quite proud of themselves that it was already all bagged!! So I explained that I will buy unbagged produce but not the plastic bagged ones. And explained why.
I know that they bag them so that customers are forced to not just buy one or two items but the 5 or 6 that are grouped. This means more money for them. BUT, I can't believe HOW many vendors did this now! I guess slowly by slowly they all ended up going with this ridiculous market strategy. And apparently it works for them. Which makes me more disgusted. So I let them know how I felt(in a nice way). Hopefully, more people feel like this and will say something. Until then I just have buy the unbagged stuff, even if that means not getting all the produce I need.
There was one vendor, WOW foods, an organic tomato vendor from the Big Island, that offered to unbag the tomatoes and reuse the bag that I didnt want. I did appreciate that.
Another vendor in a different stall said she would unbag it. Um. And apparently throw it away for me. Huh??
C-boy: Mom when I get really old, can I still come here to your house?
Me: You can come here anytime, in fact you can live here as long as you want to. Although, when you are old enough to have your own family… you can visit me anytime.
C-boy: I’ll just live here forever, I’m never getting married.
Me: Okay, but when you get old you have to at least sleep in your own room ….
Our life certainly has had some twists and turns. We don' t have much in terms of material things and we live far from a charmed life.
We also don't always have it all together, once in a while it feels like its actually coming apart.
BUT, its those times when I look at what I have - and feel like the richest girl in the world.
Never would I ever have thought I could love this much. Not many people can say they ended up with a guy that absolutely stole her heart and have kids that are everything she could have ever hoped for. My kids and my husband teach me something new every single day.
As long as there is a roof over my head, food in the fridge, and my family together I will always feel like I am the luckiest girl. My cup runneth over.
I am so very grateful for love and the ability to share it with all the special people in my life. What I give them, they return it tenfold.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~Marcel Proust