paper or plastic?

I shop.  I shop for food. Every day. I shop a lot!
Since it has become fashionable – in America – not to use the bags from the grocery store any more,
I am happy to use bags that I bring from home.
Most everyone has a basket for their grocery shopping in Germany, so this was nothing new to me.

I still have my basket. These days we use it to carry around the finishing touches that are needed in the cottages.
Oh, you know the creamer, sugar and coffee and some soaps and shampoos that are needed in the bathrooms.
It was extremely expensive when I bought it the year Mike and I were married and very heavy. The basket has been through 3 moves.
1 across the Atlantic, and 2 across the U.S. and there is still absolutely nothing wrong with it.  The only problem I have right now is  –
I cannot locate it.  I must have left it in a cottage last November, when we closed.

Without further delay, here are the bags I am using at the moment.   I love them and I am always on the look out for new designs, that are not like the ones that the grocery store sells

1. the bag from World Market.  It is woven of cotton – I have 5 of these.

2.  the bags from Barnes & Noble.  We shop there a lot for books.  I have 2 of these.  I really like the design, can you see the books?

3.  The Mickey head tree bag from Ivanka. There is one checker at Glen’s who always comments on that one.

4. the  new Mickey head bag bought at World of Disney in N.Y. by Kirby

And last but not least, the bag that you have already seen.  I love this bag!

A fashion statement!

Taste of Benzie without me :(

Dangit, I decided to start on my diet again yesterday and therefore I am not able to go up to Frankfort to eat my way through “Taste of Benzie”.

When you think of it, there’s always one thing or another that comes up that has to do with food.  If it isn’t dinner with friends, or having people over for cocktails, then it’s the Taste of Benzie or the Saturday market in Frankfort or this or the other restaurant is cleaning out their cupboards because they’re closing for the season, waaaaaaahhhhhh

Speaking of food, heh! – Katie brought over the most amazing Pesto, which she made from the basil in our garden.  She makes it with walnuts not pine nuts.  Interesting  huh?  It is so good, I could eat it with a spoon.  Ummm…I have eaten it with a spoon       😳

Forgive me for blogging about food, today is my “fruit only” day.  I am dreaming of a rustic roll from the bakery and some butter and then some ham on there.

🙂

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Unrelated picture of the Canadians from the "wicked" post

Unrelated picture of the Canadians from the “wicked” and the
“regarding wicked” posts