Today, my mom and I had to run to do the hunting and gathering for the family--that means grocery shopping! It was a job...I had to drive as my mom is currently in a "boot"--she broke a small bone in her ankle a few weeks ago, and has to wear a heavy boot that's a brace. Anyway, I had to drive...which I haven't done in five months! That was something...I actually drove for the first time yesterday--taking my daughter to work. We live in a very small down in the Rockies, so driving wasn't very difficult. There's not too much traffic, and no curvy, windy roads, here in town. So, I did OK, although it did feel as if my brain was being stretched between two posts! I used parts of my brain that I haven't used in all those months since I drove last! Today, I managed to drive down the mountain to the town where we buy our groceries with no trouble.
While we were at the grocery store, I made a very funny discovery! We found "weird veggies" like we have in the Czech Republic! I saw what, in Czech, we call "celer"...here, it is celery root! And we found the mummified carrots--or parsnips..."petrzel" in Czech! I couldn't believe it...I've never seen these anywhere in the US before! So, it was nice to see them here...it was like a bit of home (from Prague) here, at my home in the US! It was a funny discovery as I was so excited to see these veggies in our local store! Mom was laughing at my excitement at finding "weird veggies!"
Well, I'm having some adventures on my visit home...and its great seeing my family, again! Next week, I'll try to share about the area where I used to live here...it's very pretty up here in the Rockies!
You all have a great weekend!
Well, that's all for now...I hope you all have a great weekend!
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