Monday, June 2, 2014

The Monday After

It's now the Monday after BookExpo and I'm trying to settle back into my usual life in New York City. Between being in Connecticut for Memorial Day weekend and BookExpo, it's taking a little effort to return to my daily rhythms. But there's nothing like an empty refrigerator for motivation and I made the trip to my favorite fruit and veggie market. I love markets all over the world, and while this one isn't exotic, it's colorful and has a great assortment. My snack for the next few days is cherries, one of my favorite fruits.

 I love the rainbow look of the fruits and vegetables. 

Yes, my eye immediately went to the super special sign in the front of the photograph.

 Grapes are on my shopping list for later in the week. Are you a red or green grape fan? I like them both.

This is a shout-out to my dear friend and devoted blog reader, K, on the first Monday of her retirement. Welcome to a wonderful club! K, I have no advice for enjoying retirement, because I know you will and have great plans already. I do think you'd be a wonderful addition to BlogWorld. 

Just one year ago -- literally -- it was my first Monday not going into a workplace. I'll be doing a recap on my year of retirement later this week. This year has taken me places I never dreamed I'd go. I'm grateful for all of the opportunities I've had, but again more later.   

A little blog housekeeping...Dear friends, please leave me a way to get in touch with you if there's a giveaway. This is especially important if you don't have a blog or are a "no-reply" blogger. I left a message on Google+ over a week ago for the winner of the "4 Ingredients" cookbook and I haven't had any response. If I don't hear from Maria Simon in the next few days I'm going to pick another winner. Maria, if you are out there, please leave me your email in a comment. There are a couple of readers who asked for Grumpy Cat postcards and I don't have a way to get their addresses. If you're reading please leave me an email address. Grumpy Cat wants to come and visit you!  

As always, thanks for visiting. Take good care and happy reading. 

14 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It hardly seems possible you've been retired now a whole year. I'm going on my 4th year now and the time has flown by too. Never a dull moment and still not enough time in a day to do and see all I'd like, but what I do is my choosing and I love it!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi it sounds like you have had an amazing time since you have been away from work and that is great. I love summer fruits too. Have a lovely week
Julie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I shopped for fresh fruit and veggies today. We grow so much here in Florida that it's nice to buy local. I sure would like to find some cherries at that price! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Nellie said...

Oh, I wouldn't be able to make only one choice at that market! Everything looks so very good!

Blackberry Lane said...

Great looking market. I love just about all fruits and veggies.

Stephanie said...

Wow, everything looks so fresh and tasty! I wish we had something like this here, but our supermarket doesn't offer much. The produce is often lacking.

Hugs to you!

TARYTERRE said...

Still interested in Grumpy Cat but can't figure out how to email you with my address. My email is by my profile on my site, but I can't find yours.

Sola Scriptura said...

Your first year of retirement seems to have gone by so fast!
Just yesterday I was looking for some fresh cherries but the store didn't have any.

Susie said...

Buttercup, Your little market looks great with all the fresh veggies and fruit. All the pretty colors. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Melinda said...

All of those goodies look so yummy. We like going to the Farmer's Market on Saturdays.

I'm a red grape fan, seedless please.

M :)

Lynda said...

Happy Anniversary on your retirement. I knew you would love it. The neat thing is you have soooooo many places to visit just in NYC so there is lots to keep you busy and entertained without even leaving town.
We love fresh fruit. One thing about cherries - - - it seems you are either a big fan or don't really care about them. Bill is the first. I am the second - - but I do love cherry flavoring - - like jello or LifeSavers.

Grammy Staffy said...

Welcome home. It looks like a great market. I love fresh fruits and veggies too.
We just got home from our little cruise. Like you, I'm finding it a bit hard to settle in to home routine again but at the same time it is nice to be home. I'm sending hugs

Ida said...

Nothing like fresh produce. I wonder what made those cherries, "super special." - Our local strawberries are ready today so you can bet I'll be out picking up a half flat to enjoy this week.

peggy said...

Carol Z, oh the places you will go! Thanks for taking us along to the ballet, the market and the book expo.