It's open. It's OPEN! Literally about a minute's drive from my house... a nice 8-10 minute walk with the kids in my future jogger, I'm guessing about a 4 minute jog. Perhaps 5-6 considering the baby weight. I don't know, I'll keep you posted.
Anyway... it's just what I'd hoped... well pretty much. It's so cute inside, so far my produce has been yummy... not a HUGE selection but I think that's how they keep it fresh, shipments every day, not a TON of stock. If ever they're out, it will be there the next morning. Great fresh flowers, great guacamole, great-looking (haven't tried any yet) desserts like this flour less chocolate cake. Great fresh squeezed orange juice, lemonade, limeade, and grapefruit juice in super cute bottles that look a little bit like milk delivered to your porch. You know, back when we all had milk delivered to our porch.
I couldn't be more excited. I went for the first time the other night while Ross put Sophia down. I took my time and wandered down every isle. It really is the perfect thing for me since I HATE going to the normal grocery store (Ralph's, Von's etc...). I love shopping at Costco and Trader Joe's. They each have their purpose in our house. But when I want something very un-bulk and un-specialty/organic, like say Rice Chex or butterscotch chips (both of which I purchased last week at Fresh and Easy for a yummy chex treat- Thanks Lisa) I'm forced into that huge, boring grocery store where I don't know the isles by heart and there are just too many brands of everything to choose from. Well now I've got my little neighborhood market that carries yummy produce (organic if I want to pay) and some fun specialty items... but also the boring stuff. But it's not boring when you get to shop there on your morning walk and it looks like this:
I'm sure that being walking distance to commerce isn't that exciting to most of you. But it really does make a world of difference in my stay-at-home life here. And now with the two kids... I figured all my shopping for a while would be done at night... now the possibilities are endless. Merry Christmas to me! :) Seriously. My enthusiasm sounds exaggerated but that was written with near tears in my eyes.