So if you guessed DMV, you were RIGHT. However, VA is having trouble with their licensing system and we weren’t able to go (luckily we found this out online first!)
So we went to find another kind of motor vehicle!
We saved up for me to buy a new bike a while ago, but with our big move, we decided just to wait until we got to Charlottesville. A month of being busy later, today was the day!
I tested out 3 kinds: a TREK 7.1FX and a Gary Fisher – all hybrids suitable for commuter, farmer’s market and fitness biking with potential to do some longer distances as well. (I’m not the curly handlebar road bike type)
I ended up with the 7.2 TREK which seemed like a perfect blend of the other two. Scott at Blue Wheel Bicycles was a HUGE help!!
I also got a rack for the back, a cool carrying snap-on bag for groceries and purses and some lights for night riding.
Then we went to seek out coffee.
I was adamant that we avoid a glass carafe. Yesterday’s accident marks the THIRD time we’ve shattered coffee things and I just knew we would again.
We considered this but ultimately decided that the carafe was part of the coffee fun and is better for pouring, esp when entertaining.
I wanted to get this, but Matt was adamantly opposed to the control panel (and while there was lots of stainless, I didn’t care much for the black base).
I have been wanting THIS maker since my wedding. It matches all of our other appliances, and I love the clean, square look. But every time I’ve wanted a coffee maker, I’ve always talked myself out of it. But Matt fell in love (we’re so much alike :0) ) and he pretty much just took it to the register with me opposing the glass carafe the whole way. IF this carafe ever breaks, we’re going to get a stainless replacement and never look back to glass. I wanted to get stainless right away, but Matt says just wait until this one breaks (hopefully NOT causing BLOOD this time!!)
[Yay for 20% off at BB&B!]
I think it looks hawt and want to make some coffee right away!!
Can’t wait to fill ‘er up tonight and just press "GO" Karen Monson style!
After coffee shopping, we went grocery shopping. We are still missing staples in our kitchen. We’re now over grocery budget for August, but after picking up staples, we should be good for a month just getting a few things here or there.
I was excited to find at Harris Teeter my beloved $99./lb NC kale (regionally grown works for me!)
Things I need in my house at all times
- Veggie broth
- Lettuce / spinach of some kind
- Frozen berries
- Cottage cheese (can’t WAIT to put that in oats!!)
- Couple cans of beans
- Couple cans of diced tomatoes
- ROLLED OATS
- Organic milk
A killer sandwich = toasted frozen/thawed Great Harvest bread with avocado, Sabra hummus, lettuce, pickle, green pepper
The bread makes it!
Plus a carrot with Nutty’s Cinnamon Raisin and more plum balls
I have a call…and then we might go bike riding!