9. purchase fresh produce at the farmer's market
I only picked up a few things because I'm on a budget. At a long-running farm stand about five stoplights from my place, I purchased a pint of tomatoes, a red pepper and a zucchini/green squash. It was a pleasant buying experience. I am disappointed that I haven't had a red red tomato yet this season. The red pepper has wonderful color though. Last week, I had to buy two zucchini at the grocery store because they were so small; this one is huge. I'm sure this produce will be delicious! I suppose I'll sauté the pepper and squash to go with pasta. Tomatoes are designated for bruschetta.
I wrote that I am ready for a big life change in this post. Since, I have applied to three more jobs, all of them in Philadelphia. I also tendered my resignation to my part-time job first thing this morning. My last day is Sunday, August 11th. I am so done working seven days a week; a year of that is enough. I don't believe it's sunk in that I get Sunday and Monday off each week, two days off a week instead of a month! I can do whatever I want! I hope this further commits me in trying to return to Philadelphia. I can now schedule in-person interviews. Come on, Philly, show me some brotherly love!
Like an Italian, I am going to take a break during August. A blogging break, in fact. This post will be my last until my 300th post on italiagal's 3rd anniversary which is August 16th. I hope you will come back for that special post which will feature an amazing giveaway!
Enjoy your summer!