I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's visit to my local farmers' market. I haven't been out to buy real fruits and vegetables in ages, so it should be a good time. After reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and discovering the existence of huge, monoculture organic farms, I had a tough time buying spinach at Whole Foods the other night, because it came from Cal-Organic. Still, but slightly less, mentally and emotionally wracking was trying not to buy anything in packaging. I wandered up and down the aisles, seeing for myself what a huge market has been formed for organic processed foods. That evening, I think I left with carrots and apples from the produce section, brown rice and black-eyed peas from the bulk foods (in bags I'd brought myself), a pot scrubber, a quart of enriched unsweetened almond milk, and two whole-wheat rolls from the bakery. There may have been more items in my basket, but I can't remember. Shopping's tough when you care so much about what you buy! I'll have to see where I'm willing to compromise.
Feeling totally fat and bloated today; I'm hoping it's hormone-related water retention and will all go away after next week. At least until it cycles around again.
Hoping to start up with ballet and tap at a local dance studio. I need to take "placement" classes, so they know what to do with me, I suppose. I mean, I could tell them: beginning ballet, beginning tap. It's been so long since I've done either. They have a strict dress code, too, which makes me wonder whether it'll be the right combination of discipline and fun for me.