One of the things that I look forward to every weekend is going to the farmers market with S. It's our time to purchase some groceries for the week including fruits and veggies for our juicer and fresh bread for our sandwiches.
I love knowing our local produce man and the bread lady. The see us every Sunday and are always asking how our week was, all the while wishing us a wonderful week ahead. I swear I saw the produce man check his watch when we walked up, as if expecting us like clockwork. And I'm certain that the bread lady gave us a discount this week for no particular reason.
There are a few treats that we sometimes splurge on like fresh goose eggs or tart and sugary lime-aide. Those are the things we purchase if we have left over cash from buying three or four bags full of fruits and veggies.
There's other treats that we always see but have yet to try like the popsicle lady and the crepe guy. Perhaps when summer is in full swing or I'm feeling really nostalgic for France I will try them.
Then there's the kettle corn man, who wears full length clothing and an apron to protect himself from the heat. They pop the kettle corn in large vintage roasters and kettle corn almost always fly out while they stir it around. They ring a bell when a fresh batch is ready to eat. He always asks, "Do you want the bag open or closed?" and I say, "Open, of course," so that I can enjoy the bag of warm popcorn while walking around and even on the way home. It's so delicious, a perfect balance of sweet and salty.
Lately, I've been on a champagne kick. With the heat of summer and warm days coming on quick, it's the perfect fizz that's refreshing and not too sweet. I have also been obsessed with this necklace that I bought at a local tea house and art shop in one. It was made by a local artist and it reminds me of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, which has been on my mind since the Red Wedding episode. Jaw dropping is all I can say.
The rest of the weekend consists of work, and a few days of relaxation. I'm looking forward to visiting home soon and to spend quality time with family and old friends. This will be the first time since the wedding that we are visiting home, and it will be nice to sit around to casually discuss how the wedding went in their point of view. We already have lots of dinner dates, barbecue afternoons, movie dates, and brunches planned.