I decided to go shopping while Israel was at school. Mainly, I wanted to go to the organic supermarket/co-op/locally grown food store and see what they had, but I had to get some other stuff also, like protein powder from GNC for a new diet I'm starting - or at least pretending to start. Well, the GNC here is in the mall - and right next door to Claire's. And wouldn't you know it, sitting right there in the very front of the store, just mocking me were the dang cutest rings I have seen for less than $75. Actually, ever since I saw a friend wearing this huge silver rose ring I have been coveting one. But, I just can't justify spending more than $20 right now. So, at $7 each for these lovelies - I got two!
I could seriously wear them all day long! There was also a purple one, but I was trying to moderate. Now, had there been a yellow one, things might have gone differently. Anyway, I did finally make it GNC and the protein powder was even on sale! And eventually I made it to my organic supermarket, Wheatsfield.
Oh, yeah, it's totally organic, right down the gender-neutral hippie playing guitar in front of the store in support of an all vegan lifestyle. I'm not kidding. I think her homemade cardboard sign said something about protesting cruelty to animals since 1993. I have to say, I'm impressed Wheatsfield, even here in little ol' Ames, you can find one of those to authenticate the place.
Now, if you've never been to an all organic supermarket you are really missing out. And bigger Whole Foods stores don't count! Anyway, the first thing you notice is the smell. The wonderful, spicy aroma of organicization (I just made that word up). But seriously, I love the smell of these places. It just makes me feel healthier and like I'm one step closer to my goal of becoming a yoga instructor, going granola and living in Park City (what a life!). So, after reading Gwyneth's take on why kids today are the way they are, I felt really good about buying the organic tangerines (the samples were heavenly), raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds, frozen buffalo burgers, and some other vegetarian burgers that had spinach and cheese and who knows what else - but they were really really good for dinner last night. I even tried sweet and sour tofu - and liked it! Next time, that's what I'm getting us for dinner!
Anyway, I'm not sure exactly what it was about yesterday, but I just felt good. And that felt good.