I have had the most perfect Saturday morning.
One of my all-time favorite things to do on a Saturday is to go to a farmer’s market in the morning.
I love all the fresh, cheap, local produce…
(I got my produce for the week for less than nz$10!!!)
I love the atmosphere…
(Though these two were a bunch of hacks. They were very poorly lip synching to their own CD lol)
But what I love most is getting a little treat for myself!
My parents always get a treat to share at Starbucks on Saturday mornings, and I like to think I am continuing their legacy. I brought home a special pastry for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up….
Since we were in Rotorua last week, it was Alex’s first time and he we went ga-ga for the gourmet hotdogs, croissants (yes, plural, he got two), and smoothies.
He was also kind enough to pick up a special loaf of bread for an appetizer tonight!
Indeed, last night I finished The Other Boleyn Girl (loved it, obvi), so I was excited to go to the library to pick out a new book.
The Auckland Central Library is really big and new inside, but their selection is seriously lacking. I looked for a bunch of the recommendations I got, plus books from my Bucket List, but they didn’t have anything! I ended up getting these two books:
The one on the left might insult my intelligence. The one on the right might make me suicidal. I predict the chick lit will be entertaining and mood-boosting, but sometimes I need a little bit more substance, and world poverty is a huge interest of mine. We’ll see how it goes!
I also perused the children’s section to find something for school this week. I found this cutie.
It looks like a good message about friendship and self-esteem. It also happens to be perfectly at most of their reading level! Let’s see if the kids like it!
Once I got home, I went for a nice quick run! My legs were feeling really tight, but the weather was sunny and cool, so I appreciated just being outside and going wherever my legs could take me.
For lunch, I had some roasted kumara I made yesterday and I threw together a protein salad.
On some chard and kale there were green beans, carrots, quinoa, and pumpkin-kumara hummus. It was delicious, but nothing compared with my treat!….
A few months ago, I had a debilitating CinnaBon craving, which I conquered for the time being, but I’ve still been jonesing for a steamy, sticky, doughy, sugary, cinnamony bun…
Craving conquered! For real this time 🙂 Hannah and I split one, and it was everything I thought it would be 🙂 I put it hot in the microwave and savored each bite. Hello, YUM!
The Farmer’s market, the library, a run, and a cinnamon bun. I hope the rest of my day is just as wonderful!
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?