And I still don't have much to say.
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Payday was Friday, so I spent Saturday morning doing my biweekly grocery shopping. Since I was running low on my buckwheat honey, this entailed a trip to the Portland State University Farmers Market - I don't know that that is the formal name, but it's certainly where and what it is.
I ended up also buying a pound of pie cherries. I'm not sure what I will do with them, but my daughter offered me some phyllo dough to do it with.
Trader Joe's is where I get my coffee (their New Mexico brand is both cheap and tasty) and butter (Kerry Gold for far less than the supermarkets charge) and goat cheese (that may change, but it hasn't yet). And Fred Meyer had a sale on my favorite bread (Dave's Killer Spelt), and relatively cheap fresh blueberries and carrots, and discount pricing (however temporary) on a new variation on Arm & Hammer laundry detergent.
I did get some other stuff at both places, and went to PetSmart for two weeks worth of cat food (I try not to buy the cheap stuff - he's old and has a finicky stomach, and pukes much less often if I feed him the good wet food). But this is less than I normally buy - largely due to my still having a freezer full of veggies and the number that summer weather does on my appetite.
Speaking of weather, I still think the PNW is the only part of the country that is having normal weather. And that is what the lady said during the weather report I heard on my way home - that we're having normal weather.
I hope you all are doing well.