I went to the post office today. I actually had to stand in the line in order to deal with a real postal person. I can say that after the strange 12-minute dealings at the DMV recently, the post office has now restored my faith in the uncaring inefficiency of government. Whew.
Another stop was the health food store. I go there about every six weeks or so. This isn't a trendy store like Whole Fudds or Trader Josepe's. This is the store for the die hards, the serious. The little store where half of it is vitamins, supplements, and "colon care", and the other half is mostly strictly organic-don't-even-think-about-having-conventional-in-the-same-building produce. What little meat they sell is from happy, free range, yogic type animals. Plus, it's strictly BYOB - bring your own bag. Paper? Plastic? Neither.
So I go there about semi-quarterly. I like to buy my baking stuff there because they have a great variety of pre-packed bulk items. I know that "pre-packed bulk" is a bit of an oxymoron, but that's what makes it so great. Bulk foods without scooping around in some big old bin that's been exposed to who-knows-what?
The main thing I noticed was how crowded it was! I know they have a good flow of clientele through there, but the place was noticeably hopping today. I wondered if there was some special event, but none that I could see. I concluded that maybe it's New Year's resolutions still going strong? People gonna eat healthy!
One thing I thought I'd try is to not eat any "white" food - well, grains that is. I hear bleached flour is nutritionally weak, so I'm trying to eat the unbleached only. It's harder than I thought it would be! What can I say? The bleached stuff just tastes better. Plus, it's everywhere. Plus, my kids tease me.
But okay, I can do this. One day at a time.