The doctor gave me the option of a cast or a walking boot--I'm sure you can guess which I chose:
Saying that I was disappointed not to be able to attend the conference--meet with agent, editors, fellow writers, other members of the publishing team (and a reader I'd planned to meet for breakfast!) is an understatement. But it didn't stop me from dressing up for the Awards Gala and following all the excitement vicariously through Wynn-Wynn Media's "Live Blog: :
Do you think the cane adds classy touch?
Being kept down for several weeks is putting a cramp in my style for sure, but at least I don't type with my feet!
For a "foodie" like me, one of the hardest things is not being able to go to the grocery store. My hubby is SO sweet and helpful, but grocery shopping isn't his passion--you can imagine the look on his face when I handed him a list and then waxed poetic on how to choose the best quality mushrooms. In truth, he did pretty well with just grabbing a huge handful and dumping them into the bag.
He tried to talk me into trying one of those electric shopping cars, but I had a flashback to my first driving experience: ran my mother's Corvair Monza into the old piano we kept in our garage--I had yet to master reverse gear.
So today tried something I'd heard of: online grocery shopping with delivery.
Propped the leg up, grabbed my mouse and clicked away, aisle by aisle through my neighborhood grocery store. Bread, pasta, frozen goods, milk, paper towels, the whole gamut right on to organic produce.
And that's where I got a little teary-eyed. There is no way to fondle fruits and veggies through a computer screen.
Impossible to sniff a melon, press a fingertip against a nectarine.
This is real problem for me. The shopping "experience" includes that, along with reading labels, chatting with the produce people, inhaling the yeasty aromas from from the bakery . . . feasting on it all (I've been known to photograph grocery displays!) , enjoying the way it gets my creative cooking juices flowing.
On the other hand, I do know lots of folks who hate to grocery shop. Enjoy it about as much as a root canal.
I'm guessing there are people who are someplace in the middle: can take it or leave it.
So I'm curious about YOU:
How do you feel about grocery shopping?
Have you ever tried online grocery shopping with home delivery?
Postscript: 4:00 PM (two hours earlier than expected) The grocery delivery has arrived--carried to my kitchen, quite politely: