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It's so easy to make me smile

Monday, February 24, 2014

Our house is rarely devoid of fresh fruits and vegetables. I have always loved my fruits and vegetables but since I started paying attention to the rainbow on my plate, this has become even more so.

At 1AM this morning, I finished off the last of the fresh pineapple in the fridge, the big bowl on the coffee table had only 3 cuties left in it. My shopping list on the counter had been growing steadily and today, since we needed to drive to Green Bay, I planned to remedy my fresh fruit and vegetable supply situation.

It's comical how both my husband and I have grown so accustomed to having plenty of sweet fresh fruit at hand. We approach the store with a predictable pattern, sweeping through the entire store, checking out everything as we go and following the list for those things we know we need. When we get to the produce section we usually split up to get all the things we want and often something a bit different too depending on the season. So today, while my husband picked up bananas and a pineapple, I picked up strawberries, blueberries, mushrooms, carrots, tomatoes a watermelon & some wonderful little cantaloupe, add some sugar peas, some more cuties of course and we were ready to head to the meat and bakery departments. Now, we had a lot to pick up today, including a case of wine, but by the time we got to the check out, our cart looked pretty much the way it usually does these days, loaded to the brim with delights of color and taste.

It makes me smile when I see a cart full of goodness. When a check out clerk comments on the substance of my cart, I am always reminded that this is not what they see all day every day, and I'm glad that I can brighten the clerk's day as well as my own.

It's so easy to make me smile!
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  • v MNTWINSGAL
    I'm hungry for some juicy fresh fruits just reading about your shopping trip! How cool that you've got Steve on board too!
    913 days ago
  • v BJHARRIS549
    Enjoyed your blog, Donna ...made me Smile! We all have to eat and knowing we are eating healthy and giving it our best is reason to smile really big! emoticon emoticon
    913 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Somewhere over the rainbow is ... Donna!!! It sounds like you had a bountiful cart. Enjoy!!
    914 days ago
  • v AKATHLEEN54
    Good thing you don't have small children in your house... you wouldn't be allowed to eat those cuties!! ha, ha!! (hope you've seen the commercial or you don't know what I"m talking about and just think I'm crazy!!) emoticon Yay for fresh fruits and veggies!! emoticon
    914 days ago
  • v TERI-RIFIC
    I felt refreshed just by reading this. Good food really is GOOD. I think I'll go have a honey crisp apple.
    LOL as I looked up from typing the news was reporting about the new Taco Bell " Waffle Taco"
    914 days ago
  • v CATANTIGO
    You make all of us smile. Thanks for sharing all that wonderful goodness in your basket.
    914 days ago
  • v WASCALLYWONE
    You just have rainbows following you everywhere, girl! There's got to be a joke there, somewhere, but I'm not that quick at this time of the night. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    914 days ago
  • v DEBBIECK
    Ah, dear Donna, delighted that you smile. The clerk's comment is one that I hear often, as well, and I have been known to give a mini-lesson to the young thing checking out my groceries about what certain produce is called and what one does with it:).

    I am smiling just picturing your colorful and healthy haul. emoticon

    Keep up the wonderful work!
    914 days ago
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