Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Not So Bad
Okay, so I know that I haven't had the most wonderful attitude about California. It was still very hot when we moved here in September. My oldest dealt with bullies for awhile at school. I had a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit while it was 75 degrees outside. Our truck was broken into and a few things taken from it. I could go on ... but I have to stop. You see, the other day dh brought home tangerines and tangelos that one of the farmers had given him. One day it was a head of lettuce. Then some cauliflower, bell peppers and pomegranate. And the produce selection down here is wonderful and fresh. These strawberries were purchased on December 29th. I have never lived in a place where I could buy berries in December! And they are GOOD!!! Not tart at all. Super sweet. As a matter of fact, they are almost gone. It was a 4 lb. container and we have been chowing down! So, maybe there are some things about California that aren't so bad. Maybe I can adjust to life down here. It will just take some time... until then, can you pass the strawberries?

4 comments:

Shirlee said...

I so jealous of all the wonderful fresh produce you have access to all year round. Those strawberries look yummy. Alot of stuff is imported here especially during the winter months. It's ever hard to find decent potatoes and they're grown locally.

Melissa said...

I felt that way when we lived in Oregon. We were surrounded by cherry and peach and apple orchards, but you couldn't find decent fruit to save your life! The only way to get good fruit there was to go to a fruit and veggie stand. Then you could get the good stuff, but it was usually more than in the market. But, it was well worth it!!

RaNae said...

Gosh I am jealous!! Although our selection down here in Texas is better than OKlahoma I do have to go to an upscale grocer to get the awesome stuff and most of it still comes from other places although when it says texas I do try to buy Texas oranges and grapefruit etc.
Glad the strawberries were yummy.
RaNae

Melissa said...

RaNae - I went back to get more berries and they were gone. :( That's tha bad thing... the good fruit isn't always available...