I was pretty sure I was going to get to stay home but nope, Vince wanted me to go. I don’t know why because there were places he wanted to stop and I said NO! I just can’t see going in 20 places we don’t need to go into with covid like it is. Vince said “We’re all going to get it so stop worrying about it.” I’m not exactly worried about it but I’d rather stay home and cross stitch.
First stop was for him to pick up an Rx, then to Fox Farm for canned fava benas, then to Food 4 Less. I have a love/hate relationship with that store. When we lived here 10 years ago, I went in there once and wasn’t impressed but now, I kinda am impressed. I find this area to be short on grocery stores. We have Walmarts all over town and I am thankful for their delivery service but I miss Kroger and though I’ve never lived where there was an HEB and never will now, I’d love to have a local HEB. We are getting a new grocery store – a big chain that’s popular in the larger cities in this area and I can’t remember the name of it but it’s way on the south end of Joplin (we’re north of Joplin) and in one of the worst areas as far as traffic so I doubt we go there often. We do have three Aldis within about 15 minutes of us and another in Pittsburg, KS, which is about half an hour from us so while we don’t have much variety, we have plenty of stores.
Food 4 Less has about the largest, nicest looking vegetable/fruit selection around.
Back to our running around — after Vince got his Rx, we went to Fox Farm, which is more of an Asian/Middle Eastern/Mediterranean type grocery store. I was hoping to find fresh fennel. Nope, not there either. They did have canned fava beans which is what I was needing for a meal next week. Then we went to Food 4 Less. Cabbage rolls are on the menu for next week but Walmart was out of cabbage. Food 4 Less had nice, big cabbages so I got that. They had canned tomatoes for 70 cents/can so I got a case of those. Not much of a savings but it was nice they had 24 cans to a box. They had really pretty brussel sprouts that are loose (as opposed to bagged) so I could pick through and get what I wanted. I got a couple of bell peppers. I think they were .49 each. They had big, pretty cantaloupe for $2.96 each so Vince got one of those, along with bananas, pears and oranges.
The big sale there was Dr. Pepper – 24 pack for $7.58. They’ve gone up at Walmart to almost $10 for the 24 pack so I won’t buy them. When my supply runs out, I’ll either watch for sales or I’ll be off Dr. Pepper. I did get 4 – 24 packs today.
From there, we went to Chic-Fil-A for breakfast, then to Aldi where I stayed in the car and Vince got whatever he needed.
On the way home we decided to run by Peck & Jen’s Frozen Custard in Carthage. They were closed about two weeks for Christmas and I missed them!
We’re home and I’m finally going to get started stitching.