Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I'm from a family of list makers

On Saturday I had a whole slew (is that an actual word) of things to do and many different stores and places to do them in. So, naturally I made a list.
COSTCO- Milk
Pancake Mix
Eggs
Spinach Ravioli
I know, who goes to Costco for 4 things? I do. If I actually got everything we needed and would use and Steve saw that purchase on our Debit of $200...he would literally sh@# his pants. It makes absolutely no difference to him if we used every ounce of everything we bought, he does not like big purchases. No, I take that back. He doesn't like big perishable purchases. He has no problem whatsoever buying a $150...GPS system. Was is really $150? No! It was $200...was is really $200? No, it was $250. Finally the truth emerges as I give him one last chance while holding an enormous sharp kitchen knife (I was just chopping onions) okay okay okay, it was $299...I swear. (He says its for me, I guarantee it will enter my car maybe twice in the next 2 years) Anyways, I digress...on with my list.

POST OFFICE- Stamps (never purchased these, instead I used my $0.90 international stamps to mail a check to my friend 3 blocks away. Pathetic! )
Mail packages - I did almost all of this. I again used my $0.90 international stamps and guesstimated on the weight of each one. If none come back, I will then know I possess super powers to measure the weight or ANYTHING!! I didn't mail the package to my niece and nephew in France because then I would have had to go into the post office.

EXTRA - Easter dresses (dd this)
Church shoes
B-day gift for Rachel (did this)
B-day gift for Tyler (did this)
Easter basket gifts (I will have to accomplish this without the kids, our bunny just
gives a game and a chocolate bunny)
Mascara (did not do, how can I do this, it takes forever)
Toothpaste
Water bottle (I have absolutely no idea what this means. I wrote it, its in my
writing, it makes no sense. Hmmmm, maybe I was just thirsty
at the time I wrote this list, 1am Friday night, I bought a bottle of Aquafina and drank it)

GROCERIES - Syrup
grapes
apples
bananas (Safeway had NONE, not even in the back, was there some big freeze I didn't
hear about?)
rice
chocolate chips
Parmesan cheese (we go through this like its water, Avrie has a slight
obsession, I think we spend about $30/month on
Parmesan cheese)
drinking grocery store
lettuce
broccoli (yes, my kids eat it and strangely...love it)
yogurt (3 different kinds, one for me, one for Avrie, one for Cailin, complicated)
strawberries (on sale - 2 for 1)
red bell pepper

Okay, does something on the above list not fit, not make sense, is just bizarre? Yeah, I know...what the hell does "drinking grocery store" mean? There was absolutely no way to interpret that to make any kind of sense. Again, in my writing, in black and white, clear as day (that saying doesn't really work here in Seattle) To be able to decipher that into some sort of purchase would have taken some pretty savvy detective work. In the end I took it to mean buy 2 additional boxes of thin mint girl scout cookies from the miniature green and brown cookie pushers at the entrance to the grocery store. I thought that was safe detective work and nobody got hurt.

7 comments:

Helena said...

Maybe after you purchased the water bottle you were supposed to be "drinking (it at the) grocery store". Funny. Tasha is obsessed with Parmesan cheese too.

joshuaklim said...

I've gone to Costco for just milk before. I even looked for an express checkout lane before remembering where I was.

April said...

I go to Costco for one or two things all the time. I usually come home with a large box of stuff though. It's even worse when Ryan comes with us. He tends to buy boxes and boxes of cereal and peanut butter and graham crackers. Sounds like a two year olds shopping list huh?
I actually thought perhaps you were going to a liquor store (drinking grocery store) for Steve and his beer thirsty tastebuds. Hmmm, I think the girl scout cookies was a fine choice.

Heather said...

I like lists too! Maybe you wanted to buy a plastic water bottle to drink water from?? Like a reusable one...?

Sara said...

Scott has been raving to anyone who will listen lately about something having to do with bananas. I don't remember if it was a disease, something human caused, Global warming. I don't remember, but apparently bananas are going to be a thing of the past 10 years from now...I'll see if I can get some better info!

LeAnn said...

You mean not everyone does lists? How do they survive :)

The morning of my wedding Mark woke me up and told me mom had gone into a list frenzy! Well, lists were hanging all over the place, from the chandelier over the table, the door jam, and the front door, and of course, the steering wheel reminding her to get gas :) Love it!

Mom said...

Yes, I make loads of lists, but when we got to the wedding, I had absolutely everything everyone would need, including extra panyhose, salt for the hot curlers, etc. I don't know how people can remember without writing it down.

Mom