Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Failure at the Grocery and Five Fingers

Hey Ma,

So, I went to the grocery store the other day to fill out our meals for the week (we were starting to get low on the provisions you and Dad left us with...oh man, that was awesome) and I came home feeling quite pleased with our stash. I always feel pleased after grocery shopping (I'm sure there's something to be said about this), but this time I felt a little extra pleased because I had gone shopping without a list, an exercise I read about a few weeks ago that supposedly helps keep your brain sharp (because, you know, being a full-time student isn't doing that....but anyway). I always bring a list. Always. Admittedly this is mostly because I love a good list and not because I've ever feared I won't remember key groceries...or, at least, it was.

John is cooking dinner tonight (awesome). The meal scheduled for tonight (based on produce not turning before we use it) is sausages with beans and salad (sausage is one of our go-to busy day dinners...I really liked the pasta with pesto and sausage you made when you were visiting). Ten minutes ago, John came into the living room where G and I were watching an episode of 30 Rock (John has M in the kitchen with him, making this is a seriously luxurious moment) and asked if we had buns.

Nope, I forgot them.

Fast forward a few minutes. John's back, this time wondering if I bought mustard (sausages require mustard in our house).

Nope, I forgot it.

And so, though dinner will be fine, there goes my pride in grocery shopping without a list. You don't use a list, I don't think. It's one of the magical mom skills you posses (yes, though I'm a mom myself, I don't think I'll ever stop marveling at your super mom status...if anything I respect it now more than ever).

Alright. Here comes Super Dad (John) with our dinners so I'm off.


What's this picture got to do with food? NOTHING! My dad has become *obsessed* with these five finger shoes that supposedly make him use his feet the way we're supposed to. Anyway, during his visit he and John had some serious conversations about shoes and so this drawing is just a little present for my dad from John.

1 comment:

  1. Rachel: Your mom mostly shops w/o a list. We also seem to be missing a bun from time to time.
    Jake: I will help with the candy, and suggest KKs, MMs and Snickers are good staples. They go well with Rachel's excellent candied ginger.
    John: My feet feel better and better as my toes get more space. Thanks for the wonderful pics of the VFF and of your three!