This is where I wanted to be this morning

And this is where I was. The waning crescent was a bonus.

This being the Planet Ann Arbor farmers market. The GG is off on another junket, this time to the Porcupine Mountains with the Softies, a bunch of women who like to hike like I like to hike with a shower in the morning and whine at the end of the day. I dunno if they really do the whine part.

I was encouraged to join him on this trip but my traveling energy is just about at its nadir right now, especially after all the trips back and forth to the yooperland this summer. Not that I did a whole lot of traveling once I GOT there but I was there for SIX WEEKS and I am still working on “getting up to speed” back in the Landfill. After all, I still have a full time job to attend to. He sensed my lack of traveling energy and offered me a pass, which I gratefully took. He did take Softy Beanbag🐭 with him because Softies🐸 He better not lose her🐽

I got to the market at 7:00 AM this morning, which is when it opens. I don’t actually like driving down there early at this time of year because it’s pitch black. It’s not that I can’t drive in the dark. It’s that The Planet, out of concern for pedestrians, has installed umpteen bazillion crosswalks and I think about 10 of them are on Miller, which I take to get to the market. Is this a problem? It isn’t the crosswalks that are the problem, it’s the RULES surrounding these new crosswalks that can be problematical, especially in the dark. You (the driver) are supposed to notice if there is someone APPROACHING the crosswalk from the sidewalk and stop. Problem? When it is pitch black, it is almost impossible to see anyone who isn’t IN the crosswalk. I am a frequent pedestrian as well as a driver and I would rather wait until there is NO traffic and just run across the street. Oh well. I could go on and on (and on) about this. I go a bit slower than the speed limit so I can react quickly if someone DOES approach a crosswalk. Fortunately this morning I had no f*cking tailgaters so that was easy.

Lemme see… I bought lamb stew meat from Sparrow and onions, potatoes, apples, and lettuce from the market. From there, I made a short utility run to Meijer, then came home for chores (but no flinging, alas). And yes, I bought lettuce. I seem to be suddenly eating salads again. My current go-to is lettuce, tomatoes, cooked chicken breast (when I have extra and I do right now), feta, and greek olives with balsamic vinaigrette. Maybe chocolate chip cookies are next? I have some dried apricots to use up. I know that sounds like a non sequitur but it really isn’t.

One Response to “This is where I wanted to be this morning”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I have to be in the mood for salads. I was eating raw veggies and dip every day for a while. Then I got tired of it. The crosswalks do sound complicated for dark driving. And I’ve found that many pedestrians wear dark clothing so they are even more difficult to spot.