Sunday, November 2, 2014

The little things

Sometimes in life the little things make all the difference  Do we take time to appreciate them?  Next time you go to the grocery store take time to appreciate the little things that you have.  Take sweet potatoes.  In Estonia it is very hard to find sweet potatoes, they are imported from America.  They are sold in packages of one and cost a fortune.  It kind of reminds me of the prices that my sister paid in Japan (except salaries are much lower here). 
 This medium sized sweet potato is 2.54 euros, or $3.40.  3.99 euros a kilo means $2.45 a pound. 

Some people wonder if Estonia is very different from America, and in many ways it is not.  For example Estonians love cheese burgers, so much so that they have cheese burger flavored chips.  We declined to buy the chips, but had to take a picture. 

What do I miss the most from the grocery store?  Believe it or not it is the seasonal sweets.  Cookie Crisp was on sale last week but not even Cookie Crisp can replace having a nice bowl of Franken Berry, Boo Berry, or Count Chocula in October.  Cadbury bunny eggs and Peeps at Easter?! Priceless.  I think Halloween is a time when every expat feels a need for sweets, but don't feel sorry for me, the Haribo Pico-Balla (Skip to 5 min mark for the Pica-Balla review) were on sale for only 89 euro cents! Love love love those Pico-Ballas.

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