This week, my client and I were enjoying a peaceful grocery shopping field trip at Whole Foods. We were in the produce department reviewing the list of fruits and vegetables we needed.
When my client went to put carrots and green beans in her buggy, she couldn’t find it. Thinking she’d left it in another area, she began searching the entire produce section.
Her buggy had vanished. Poof. Gone.
The worst part: she had found the perfect avocados for her breakfasts to go with her veggie omelets. They were in the missing buggy.
Don’t you just hate when that happens?
She quickly took off to search other areas of the store and had no luck. We began again, filling a new buggy and keeping close watch.
We had almost finished restocking the second buggy when her initial buggy appeared next to the apples. She was never near the apples, didn’t plan to buy apples, yet there it was, next to the apples.
The good news: nothing was missing from the cart and she had her beloved avocados back.
We then proceeded to return all the produce from the second buggy.
This same thing has happened to me in the past.
The moral of the story: beware of the buggy bandit. And if you happen to be a BB, at least grab one with really great avocados.
A Fun Strawberry Fact
It’s strawberry season here in the Midwest, and U-Pick farms are open for picking.
I remember taking my sons to pick berries when they were little. We’d ride a hot, dusty school bus out into the fields and pick our buckets full.
While we were picking them, we’d often stop, stick our heads in the buckets and inhale the wonderful aroma of the best strawberries anywhere.
June strawberries in Indiana are amazing.
I just learned that strawberries help with longevity. Yes, that’s correct. They’re delicious and they have anti-aging properties!
Strawberries contain a plant compound called fisetin which acts as an antioxidant, reduces inflammation in the body, and kills senescent cells. Senescent cells have lost their ability to divide but do not die, leading them to accumulate and inflame surrounding cells. This is characteristic of aging.
UGH! Try to eat ½ cup of strawberries daily or several times per week in order to keep this aging process from happening to you.
And on that note, I wish all you dads a very Happy Father’s Day! May you and your families enjoy a delicious celebration on Sunday, as we also ring in summer with the Solstice.
“One way of celebrating the Solstice is to consider it a sacred time of reflection, release, restoration, and renewal.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach