We’ve been down to potatoes, rice, beans, and a smattering of meat the last few days, because I have been awaiting the arrival of my first order of groceries from Greenling to be delivered today. I was so anxious for its arrival, I didn’t even go back to sleep this morning, though with only three hours of sleep under my belt, I really wanted to. Instead, I kept myself busy with household tasks (like cleaning the porch and doing the dishes), and, of course, goofing off on the internet.
By 2 pm though, my ability to keep my eyes open was failing fast, and a nap was going to be necessary, so I set my alarm for an hour and curled up on the bed. Every time I heard a vehicle on the road, my eyes popped open. Eventually, I dozed off. Just as my alarm went off, I noticed movement in the driveway. The groceries were here! Perfect timing!
I hadn’t even been able to adapt to only shopping on the weekends yet, so figuring out how much of what to have delivered every week is going to take a couple weeks to sort out. I was really quite accustomed to going to the grocery store whenever I liked … or when we ran out of something. I honestly have little idea how much of what gets eaten in the house every week. It’s possible I bought too much fruit, though is there such a thing as too much fruit? Maybe not. LOL!
I am thrilled to have a load of fresh fruit and veggies in the house, as well as my usual bread flours and an all new brand of yeast to try (works better for whole grain). Plus milk and cheese from local and regional dairies, and even sandwich meat! It’s all organic, and it’s mostly locally or regionally produced too! Even better? It isn’t costing me any more than it did to trudge through the enormous grocery store and visit the farmers markets, and it’s dropped off AT MY DOOR!
I never thought I’d have groceries delivered to my house. I dreamt about having grocery delivery, but seriously, it always seemed like a thing rich people did. I keep feeling like doing a happy dance while singing “We’re moving on up, to the top, to a deluxe apartment in the sky!” Well, except we’ll still be living in our rundown fixer-upper cottage. But who cares, because my transportationless self will no longer have to fight weekend traffic and crowds to buy food! Today, I feel freaking rich!
Now the only problem is where to store the delivery bins. I hadn’t thought about that little problem. Well, big problem, actually. I’m going to have to rearrange my existence a little, and it will totally be worth it. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go have a cup of ice cold milk and a banana while I plan dinner!