If I get into heaven, I imagine it will be a lot like the day I had on Wednesday.
You see, I’m in Dallas for work. And part of my job here is to help our photo stylists create this amazing collection of vignettes…rooms we build from the walls up. We’re talking furniture, flowers, huge pergolas, fake snow, living trees…it’s ridiculous and amazing…and really a lot of fun.
This morning, it was time to make the grocery run, and I eagerly volunteered. I hopped in the car with my friends and coworkers Katie and Laurel, and off we went to the Texas version of Whole Foods—Central Market. I was told it was “Whole Foods On Crack.” Turns out no truer words have ever been spoken.
When we first walked in, I almost fainted—but I managed to hold it together as we started to shop. As we carefully picked out peaches (with the leaves on!), tomatoes (on the vine—and yellow!) and currants (they actually DO exist!), I got so giddy I gave up any pretense of being a normal human being.
By the time we started pawing through the citrus (of which we filled an ENTIRE cart full), I was periodically yelping with pleasure, like a dog under the dinner table, anxiously awaiting table scraps. It was just TOO AWESOME. Look at that picture again. Look at my eyes. Ladies and gentlemen, that is textbook mania—mixed with pure, unfiltered euphoria. And a heaping tablespoon of GLEE!
Some girls dream of fantasy weddings…some boys dream of fame and fortune. I dream of gratuitous grocery shopping. And I got to do it!
By the time it was all said and done, we had five carts laden with the most wonderful things—artisan breads! Exotic cheeses! Boutique waters! Gourmet candies! And every type of produce available on Earth. I swear…my shopping cart was a culinary Noah’s Ark.
I could go on for days about the bliss. I will probably dream about it tonight. I hope I do.
But here’s what makes it even better. In addition to helping these vignettes come to life and inspire our Consultants, this food is not going to waste. The awesome folks at Central Market provide food to local homeless shelters, so they’re coming on Sunday to gather what’s still good to distribute it to those in need. And that makes my dream just perfect.
What an AMAZING day. I think you get how much fun I had.
I’m just glad I wore my Poise pad. 😉