@legallykate I’d totally do a day trip if it’s 4hrs or less. And assuming there is either a Bucee’s or Czech bakery on the way, that makes the drive worth it. In Texas a 4hr drive is less than halfway across the state :P It’s nice that you have the option to stay the night, though.
Me: 37, MH: 38; Married August 2017
TTC #1 October 2017: BFP on 12/1/2017, DD born 7/24/2018 @ 37+1 after induction due to preeclampsia
TTC #2 January 2020: AMA, dx with DOR in May 2020
IVF July 2020: 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 12 fertilized, 3 blasts, 2 PGT-A normal
FET 10/7/20: BFP on 10/12/20!!! (EDD 6/25/21); First beta 10/16/20 (9dpt): 148; Second beta 10/19/20 (12dpt): 621; Third beta 10/26/20 (19dpt): 4732; Fourth (and final!) beta 11/2/20 (26 dpt): 22,000+
I refuse to buy certified organic anything on principle. I buy a ton of organic meat and produce from the farmer's market and buy beef/pork on the hoof, but almost all of it is from small family farms that don't have the size and scale to be certified. Mostly I see "organic" as a marketing buzzword, so unless I have a specific reason to buy a particular "organic" item I stick to the conventional variety. There just doesn't seem to be enough evidence that organic food is any safer/healthier/tastier than conventional, and until there is, I'll save my money.
thanks @lalala2004 My mom did the same. I also (to my original point) feel like some of that is generational? My mom talks to me about grocery prices when I'm the one buying the groceries. I think they just think about it more than our faster-paced, too many things to do generation.