|Grocery store picks (les oursons lurking in the plastic tub at the back)|
// postcards, dark chocolate for me and caramel chocolate for my husband
In other news, I woke up today to the pouring rain of a tropical storm. So I decided to seize the moment, run outside, dance around and get soaked. After a warm towel-dry and a big breakfast, I got to work; one of my goals was to send out a job application, and I'm relieved to say I got it done. Later in the day, the rain relented and my husband and I ventured out to the big commercial center in Guadeloupe to buy groceries, postcards and a birthday gift for my sister-in-law. I derive inordinate amounts of entertainment from going grocery shopping, especially in foreign countries. Our purchases (mostly snacks and treats) included: a family-size pack of madeleines, whole wheat cereal, English breakfast tea, coffee, almonds, dried fruit, pink lady apples and a tub of les oursons guimauve (chocolate-covered marshmallows in the shape of bears). I swear, those marshmallow bears are tailor made for me. Besides, David Lebovitz approves of les oursons guimauve, which perhaps justifies this purchase un petit peu? We met up with my mother-in-law for a late lunch at a pizzeria, which looked like a cozy tavern and served delicious, authentic Italian pizzas. After a hearty meal and strong espressos, we hit the road. Simple days can be so satisfying, especially when they begin with a rain dance.