It’s Friday – whoop! I am off today and here are 5 randoms thoughts from my week.
1) Trader Joe’s opened a store here recently. Never been there but folks here are awfully hyped up about this grocery store. If you want to experience THE grocery store, visit Stew Leonard’s – the world’s largest Dairy store – in Norwalk, CT. I remember taking oldest boy there when he was very little, and the prices were well worth the singing cows and dancing milk cartons … Now THAT’s a grocery store. 🙂
2) I won an award at work and picked Visa gift cards as my prize. I don’t need more stuff. Instead I stopped, after work, for a mani/pedi and became one with the massage chair. Felt like a genius. I still have a little $ to spend but I’m one to make a list and a careful purchase. Likely involving books … got any recommended reading for me?
3) It’s Fall and I cook more when as weather cools. Brought out my Wolfgang Puck electric pressure cooker for a yummy dinner this weekend. The best part? Beef stew, braised chicken, or a succulent roast in under an hour. (I was scared to death of the one Mom used as we grew up – it had a screaming sound and jangly top that threatened to blow at any minute. Whenever it came out – outside I went!) Get yours here.
4) Tuesday morning, while waiting for the results of medical tests, I quietly sung one of my favorite Elvis Gospel songs. The next morning I turned on my Mp3 for the drive to work. The MP3 has nearly 1,000 songs on it and is always set to “shuffle” – meaning it shuffles songs randomly. That song came on first. Coincidence? Nope.
5 ) 22 days till Halloween! I no longer decorate for it like I did when the boys were little but I do love shopping with the Grands for their costumes. We touch and try on crazy hats, test drive the spooky sounds of store displays and thoroughly enjoy the outing. I remember these kinds of costumes, and our faces sweating underneath them. How about you?
How was your week? Ever been to a Trader Joe’s or Stew Leonard’s? If you had a $100 gift card to spend, what would you buy? Do you have any page-turners to recommend? Ever cooked with a Pressure cooker? How do you feel when you experience random happenstances? Are they random? And what costume do you remember sweating under?