Food is so expensive these days and anything not on my list seems like a splurge. I went grocery shopping after work and let myself linger in the produce section. It is always better if I do my splurging in the produce section rather than the cookie aisle. I was down to a few potatoes and a little bit of frozen vegetables at home so I bought enough produce for the whole month: yellow squash, carrots, oranges, apples, tomatoes, lettuce, and my non-ordinary purchases: 2 avocados and a pomegranate.
I have been wanting to buy a pomegranate for weeks but they were $3 a piece. Then they went on sale for 2 for $5. Today they were 2 for $4 so I bought one. I love pomegranates. They remind me of my childhood. We had a neighbor when I was little who handed out pomegranates for Halloween. I loved that. When I bought my house I wanted to plant a fruit tree in the yard. I wanted an orange tree but they are frost sensitive and need protection when they are young (too much work). Then I discovered that pomegranate trees grow here so I bought one for $30 and planted it in the yard. It was supposed to be MY pomegranate tree but now that the house is a rental, I don't get any pomegranates. The current renters didn't know what the strange fruit was and asked me if it was poisonous. Too bad they don't appreciate it. Gee, at $2 a pomegranate, 15 fruit from the store equals the cost of the whole tree! Maybe, when I am finally settled somewhere, I can plant another pomegranate tree or some other fruit tree. It is one of my many goals. It kind of conflicts with the wanting to be a snowbird goal since a fruit tree needs water all summer but I'm sure I'll figure something out.