3 Random Finds

8 May

They say things come in threes (and we all know that They can’t be argued with) and today was a day of three totally weird and random finds, only two of which I am happy about, as you will soon see.

Find #1

On my old blog, I once wrote about my exciting and wonderful discovery of the Riverside Grocery. If you’re looking for something unusual, you’ll find it there: fruits and veggies (mostly organic), exotic cheeses, ethnic ingredients, hard-to-find baking supplies. Despite my enthusiasm for the place, I don’t get there very often. It’s only half a block away from my office, but it’s in the opposite direction from everything else and the traffic flow around it makes the street-crossing part inconvenient. Plus for full-on groceries, it’s still a lot easier to go to one of the more conventional stores.

This morning, however, I took the bus in to work so that Michael could drive Jade to daycare later if he decided she felt well enough. Since I hadn’t packed a lunch or snacks the night before, I got off one stop early and stopped in at the Riverside Grocery. Not only did I find some great snacks to stock my office with (organic cheese crackers, beautiful plump green grapes…) but I discovered that the Born Free glass bottles that we use for Jade, the ones I painstakingly researched and bought off eBay… the Riverside Grocery sells them! They also sell replacement nipples (for the bottles, silly) which I was desperate for a few weeks ago because Jade had chewed holes into all of the old ones and I was worried she’d suck a chunk off one and choke on it.

I can’t tell you how flabbergasted I am to find these bottles sold in Whitehorse. Once again I have to say that the RIVERSIDE GROCERY ROCKS!

Find #2

Jade stayed home sick with Michael today. Her eyes have been watery and occasionally oozing pus, she’s been on-an-off feverish, and her nose has been exceedingly runny. I swear when I got her out of her bed this morning it was like she had some kind of creepy Halloween makeup on, there was so much crustified snot around her nose; it brings on a whole new level of meaning to “snotty-nosed kid”. Um, anyway…

She’s also had no appetite. This evening when I offered her chicken (her favourite) and she said no, I decided a bath was in order. She agreed readily to that and she had a grand old time playing with her rubber duckies. Since she’s been kind of sweaty, I washed her hair and then started hunting around the upstairs bathroom for a cake of that natural goat’s milk soap I just knew we had around. That’s when I spotted it: a hair brush, tucked in among the feminine hygiene products I never use anymore because I’m always in the downstairs bathroom since we moved our rooms. (Well, and I don’t really need them much at the moment.) But! Not just any old hair brush, nope. My best and favouritist boar bristle hair brush from The Body Shop that I’ve had since high school and that I have been trying in vain to replace since I first lost it in November…of 2006!

There is no way for me to convey my astonishment and pleasure. The Body Shop doesn’t sell these anymore, and the only boar bristle brushes to be found in the drug stores and grocery stores are wimpy ones whose boar bristles must have come from anemic boars because they barely have the balls to scratch through the top layer of my hair. The day was just getting better and better.

But now comes the low point of the day with…

Find #3

After her bath, Jade found her appetite, so we enjoyed a plate of BBQ chicken together. I happened to glance down and noticed, nestled in the V of my neckline, a rather short, quite fine, and rather dark hair. I reached up to brush it away… and it stayed put. It stayed put because that awful hair was growing out of my chest.

I plucked it away immediately, of course. Except it didn’t work because fingers make pretty ineffectual tweezers. But I’m about to head down to the downstairs bathroom to get ready for bed, and let me tell you, that Frankenstein hair does not stand a chance against my Tweezerman tweezers. It’s history.

I am hoping never, ever to repeat this experience. Now, please, let us never speak of this day again.


7 Responses to “3 Random Finds”

  1. Tine May 9, 2008 at 7:27 am #

    I hate to say this, Fawn, but I’m afraid as we grow older, life will have a few more of those nasty surprises (hairy, wrinkly, etc. …) waiting for us 😦 …

    Have a good day anyways 🙂 !!

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. MommyTime May 9, 2008 at 9:24 am #

    Hooray for the good finds! And don’t worry about the hair. Pregnancy does funny things to hair growth which are rarely permanent. Anyway, I’ll forget about it as soon as I post this comment. Forget about what? See, I’ve already forgotten…

  3. kara May 9, 2008 at 9:38 am #

    ahahhahaha that was all so funny!!

    I have heard about that grocery store just recently and I hope the next time we get to town to go and check it out!

    The hair…. While pregnant I have a few super hairs that grew like that! One on my back, one on my side and one on my tummy!! I found them quite creepy. Damn pregnancy hormones!

  4. kara May 9, 2008 at 9:39 am #

    Oh! And I love tweezerman tweezers! I bought one a few years ago and am trying to find another one. They are hard to find.

  5. fawnahareo May 9, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    I think you can find Tweezermans at Shopper’s Drug Mart. Next time I’m there, I’ll try to remember to check and report back to you, Kara.

    And you definitely won’t be disappointed in the Riverside. It’s a strange wedge-shaped building and crammed full of stuff like an old-fashioned mom ‘n’ pop store (which, I suppose, is what it is!) but it’s all good stuff. 🙂

  6. IndyComp0T1 May 9, 2008 at 10:32 am #

    It’s funny how those Born Free glass bottles, which were really hard to find before, are now popping up EVERYWHERE. I was starting to think I’d have to buy mine online too. Even online, it seemed like those coveted glass bottles were on back-order everywhere you looked. We eventually bought ours at Whole Foods (similar to Riverside Grocery but probably more “Evil Empire-ish”). Since then, we’ve found the Born Free glass bottles (and even other brands of glass bottles!) at several other stores in Toronto. So exciting!

  7. Stacie May 9, 2008 at 11:07 am #

    Good to know about the glass bottles, I’ll have to pass that onto Heather too. Y’know what I craved from Riverside when preggo…. the malts!!!! OMG those are sooooo freakin’ good. And I’m thinking it might be a good idea now to soothe my sore throat.

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