Today was spent sucking the last bit out of summer.
We said goodbye to this today:
But I made sure to stay away while it was getting closed up for next year.
I had a fabulous day in Haddonfield with Fran and Ele. We went for the farmers market…
Complete with fresh figs! My first ever.
… and stayed for the meandering.
Lattes were loved by all. (But inexplicably cropped from the photo.) The ladies both celebrated with pumpkin spice; I welcomed soy toffee nut back into my life.
We found the best store ever – it was an English / Irish store, with all sorts of crazy things.
They also had a restaurant across the street, with things like full english breakfasts, fish & chips, and bangers & mash. Too awesome. I got a Guinness glass just like my favorite in our school house… Some Irish porridge with “sunrise fruits”… And some random goodies & English things, for no reason at all – like natural cane sugar.
The store was seriously cute. I can’t believe there was something like it so close.
We then spent a little too much time at a thrift store, in the basement of a church.
My loot! (Five wonderful books to feed the addiction, and a Banana Republic top for $2.00. Three of the books were already on my to-read list. I see no problem here.)
And arguably the best buy of the day:
Oh yes. A penguin wallet.
The rest of the day was almost as relaxing and wonderful. (The morning was just hard to beat!) I got in a fun, exhausting workout in my room a little while ago. I haven’t hurt like this in a very long time. I’ve been hilariously motivated by season one of Workout that I happened to find again recently. The show is so fun; we used to watch marathons of it while eating junk food on the couch.
Dinner afterward was equally delightful.
In my mug:
– 1/4 c oats
– 1/2 c soy milk
– T chia seeds
– dollop nonfat plain Greek yogurt
– the best Gala apple that has ever graced my lips, from the farmers market
I ended up not wanting the agave nectar at all after I added:
– 1/2 frozen banana, basically melted after 15 seconds in the microwave
Now it’s time for a little shower and a little reading. I’ve accomplished two books on my list! (My started-in-the-past-three-years-and-never-ever-finished list. The goal was originally for the summer, and has turned into a lifelong running goal – to finish the books I have started, in spite of my miserable attention span.) I can’t wait to keep going. Right now, I’m working (again) on A Change in Altitude. I’m not nearly as uninterested as I thought I was!