Whenever we want a quick, healthy meal without having to roll up our sleeves, Whole Foods is the place we head to. Aside from the fact that Whole Foods is where many Hollywood celebs do their grocery shopping, they have a buffet spread that’s always interesting and always changing so you never know what you’re going to find on any particular day.
My lunch selection of a nut and berry salad, steamed broccoli, chicken tikka and potatoes. It doesn’t look like a lot but it’s pretty filling.
Raine’s had mac and cheese, steamed broccoli, chicken tikka and potatoes, and some cantaloupe. She was disappointed they didn’t have those yummy turkey cubes that we all love.
Whenever Steev ate there, he would also grab a few boxes to go so he wouldn’t need to cook for the next few meals. The food is charged by weight and features quite a selection from salads to pastas and pizzas. And the plates, boxes and napkins are earth-friendly too 😀 .
Have you ever tried the food buffet at Whole Foods? What do you think of the selection?
We hopped off the plane in San Francisco after a 16-hour flight and having slept only an hour on the plane, no thanks to the hyperactive woman sitting beside me who kept moving about and disturbing my sleep.
So on with the drive after a quick pastry lunch before leaving the airport…
Long distance driving, for someone like me who otherwise avoids road trips like the plague, is easy and relatively safe. No contending with the kind of crazies I’m used to. No potholed highways, no speeding trucks on the fast lane, no tail gaters, no lane cutters. My love for driving is renewed.
With Raine as my navigator, we headed out. Midway through, zombied and jetlagged, we pulled up at a Walmart parking lot to catch some zzz’s and make a bathroom run. And then we were off again, arriving at Steev’s apartment just in time to rush back out for dinner at Chili’s and a quick grocery run. Of course, I was thrilled to see Steev again. My poor son who has been starved his mama’s cooking for far too long.
… in sunny California. Soaring high across the Pacific and I’m home 😀 ! Well, it sure feels like home. Lived and loved this place for oh so long.
We just woke up to beautiful gray skies and 60 degrees outside. Woohoo, soo cool and crisp as was last night I practically danced outside. I saw flowers as I was driving in and yes, they’re blooming!
Our first meal at our usual San Francisco airport bake shop.
Making breakfast. Lots to do today. Catch y’all later…
but I wasn’t the one who took it. I’m a strictly point-and-click kind of girl. But I guess I can claim half-credit since I gave birth to the person who took this shot 😆 .
Yup, my son was snapping away with his kick*ss camera (that’s why he’s the pro) while we were enjoying the show. This photo is unedited and it’s one of my favorite photos of all time.
Killer whales are so amazingly beautiful and graceful, aren’t they, with skin like dye leather and that smooth, flawless complexion? 😉
As I was sitting down to write this post, I was exclaiming out loud, “Hmm, let me see, what’s my guilty pleasure?” From the bathroom comes Hip2bDaughter2’s (my 16 year old) voice, “Why do you have to be guilty about something you take pleasure in?” Hmm, good point. I hadn’t really thought about that.
My guilty pleasure would be that I love to shop and Hip2bDaughter2’s right. For the most part, I’m enjoying myself too much to be feeling much guilt. I think I have what they call shoppingitis. But don’t worry, it’s not infectious. Not unless you’re traveling with me.
Once on vacation in Bali (an island in Indonesia), my girl friend and I shopped till we almost missed the bus that was going to take us to the airport for our flight home. I was pregnant then but that didn’t stop me from cramming 4 bags to the brim with my shopping finds. That’s 3 bags more than I arrived with.
I would fly 8,000 miles to shop but I wouldn’t drive 8 miles to eat. If I had a fulltime job now, it’d probably be shopping for cloud backup solutions. Believe me, if I could live at Costco, I would.