I feel like I'm finding my places in NorthEast Ohio.
A) This morning, Matt and I went to the Mustard Seed Market, which is like a small, Cleveland area Whole Foods. I kind of love it. More than kind of. This might be tempered by the fact that I'm now drinking the Cheap Red Wine that we bought there. They said "notes of Strawberry Jam," and they were right. Delicious.
B) We went for a hike in the MetroPark near my apartment. We did the 3.2 mile Adam's Run trail, and if was so beautiful. Huge hills, stands of pine trees, river beds everywhere, and many bugs (I did stop on a bridge to take a sip of the juice that I'd brought with me, and he said, "Mar, let's stop above the Mosquito Farm and have some Sugar Juice." I think it was his words that made me get bit.). I'm so upset I didn't have my new camera (Soon! By next Monday I'll stop trying to write, and I'll just post pictures of my wine, my culinary attempts [which, since I'm unemployed, are many], and my shoes. I promise.), because there are so many different beautiful shots I wanted to take - and I took several with my cell phone, but it's not the same. But I felt so much more like myself when I got out of my house to go hiking.
C) After the hike, since we were in the area, we headed to Szalay's Market, and got three different kinds of hot peppers (My husband might be crazy. He insisted, and so I bought onions and tomatoes so I can make salsa with the leftovers. Because SERIOUSLY, I can't think of another think to do with 10 large, hot peppers. So now I'm trolling the internet for good salsa recipes. And, because I'm like a 70 year old woman, I'm thinking about canning applesauce this fall. I really hope I get a job soon.)
D) I made Marcia Pizza again, and it was good, but not as good as in St. Louis. I left my pizza stone there, and it's just not the same without it.
E) Passing by DSW today, I decided that I'm not allowed to buy any more shoes until I'm gainfully employed. Since I know that I've got a $25 reward certificate in the mail to me, this is a real sacrifice. And incentive to get a job.
(PS. Logan! Don't worry. The "Facts About" posts resume tomorrow....)
(PS2. That pink thing? It's a blow-up beach ball that's not blown up.)
(PS3. I've discovered Bloglines. I'm so excited about it. Seriously. I now know INSTANTLY when all my blogs [and blogs that I'm watching... I've got more than 60 blogs on my list. I'm pathetic.] And I'm commenting more. Because it's so much less stressful to real all my blogs. Plus... I'm unemployed.)