My husband had to work this Saturday. I had all kinds of plans of the tasks I was going to accomplish while having the house to myself. So much for plans...it turned out to be more of a "me" day.
I left the house when he did (around 6 a.m.). First stop Walmart. Not exactly what I wanted to do, but somethings just have to be done whether you want to or not. And if you have to go to Walmart early morning is the best time. By the time I was finished at Walmart it was light enough for my first adventure.
I have not been able to stop thinking about the silly herons at Horseshoe Lake - the ones I saw while walking the dogs (without my good camera) and then couldn't find the next day when I returned with a photographer friends and my good camera. I got to the park about 7:30 a.m. and found 3 herons. The first couple I saw were a little too far away.
Then as I was driving back toward the entrance I spotted one that gave me the opportunity for a few good shots.
I can't believe that this is the same bird. He scrunches himself up pretty small.
And like any good 80s girl, I do enjoy a flock of seagulls. There wasn't much ice left on the lake, but they managed to squeeze onto a little patch out near the middle of the lake.
Next stop a new grocery store about 40 minutes from my house. (The park was about halfway there so it totally made sense to stop, right?)
There were all kinds of delicious looking goodies in the store. I found it to be a mix of organic foods and regular grocery. The prices were pretty reasonable. I couldn't resist some avocados...good that they limited me to 4. It it had been closer to Superbowl I might have gone through the checkout lanes multiple times and made a huge batch of guacamole. I bought a couple different kinds of the fresh sausage. Our favorite so far was a Chicken Parmesan. I am looking forward to the Chicken Basil.
My husband was extremely happy that I brought home a block of Tillamook cheddar. He is a complete cheese freak. So it is currently hidden from him. My mother-in-law had brought us home Tillamook cheese when she visited relatives in Oregon last summer. So good!
I found this sticker on bags of cookies intriguing. Am I to believe they intend to say their cookies are special because they are freshly baked in store in small. I suspect more cookies are oven baked. I was proud of myself for not buying any - they did look good.
I shop pretty consistently at Aldi. There are a few items they don't carry and I pick those up at other grocery stores. I would definitely shop at Fresh Thyme again. It is too far for regular shopping, but when I am in the area I will stop in again.
Sometimes you just need a day to pursue your interests and recharge. This was my day :)