Thursday, September 15, 2022

A Day in the Kitchen (except for that time when I wasn't)

 I was out of butter. I was out of vegetable oil. I needed eggs. Taco seasoning. Sweet peppers. Shredded cheese. Mozzarella. A strange list of things that I'd managed to run out of simultaneously. On my way to Aldi's, I thought to stop into Goodwill.  I've been going through quite a few tupperware containers, between cooking for others and freezing stuff for later. I thought just to check and see what they had. 

I parked the car and opened the car door and ~ACKKKKK!~ almost put my foot in a very large splat of barf. I think that my subconscious recognized the smell before I did, and my foot stopped just before making contact. My gosh, that was the grossest beginning to a day EVER. Well. Except for the times that I was actually cleaning up after a sick child. That was grosser. This was plenty gross though. Whoever it was had eaten a full meal. 

Anyways, despite that, I did get inside, and as usual, I found exactly what I needed: a large stash of new 'disposible' plasticware from Walmart, still packaged with the tags. I bought all they had, and am restocked, getting 14 new containers for $5, which was a nice surprise. I hadn't noticed that some of them were on sale. 

I took a look at the books, because I need books. Because I have no new books to read Okay dammit, I have no self control. I found a book that looks quite entertaining. Thames: A Biography, by Peter Ackroyd. I flipped through it, and it looks like one of those wonderful books that you can pick up, read a little and then set back down on your bedside table. For 99 cents, it came home with me. With another biography, this one about an actual person. 

I went to Aldi and picked up the things that I needed. I also picked up some vegetables, coffee, and olive oil, as well. $54.00. Eep. I left the store with everything in one bag and spent $54! 

Anyways, while I was in there, my phone rang and I answered it. Tim said, in an irritated voice, "I've been calling you at home!" I said, (because, I'm a smart ass), "Well, I bet I didn't pick up." He rarely thinks I'm as funny as I do. 

I got home and got my groceries put away. I have two loaves of zucchini bread baking and two loaves of wheat bread rising and a pot of chicken vegetable soup with rice in the crock pot. 

Best air freshener ever. 


22 comments:

  1. I bet it smells way better than barf......

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    1. I betcha you're right! How are you feeling? What ever you (and Apache Dug) have, I can only hope it's not a computer virus!

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    2. Nah, just a common cold, but a stinker.

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  2. Good shopping finds! Yep, I've noticed my increased total all fits into one bag now instead of more. I thought your phone response was cute. Hubby might need a stiff drink, and a "cat-nap." Linda in Kansas

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    1. Oh, I'll just feed him some of the good stuff when he gets home. :D

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  3. Your air freshener smells I mean sounds delicious, and I almost barfed myself at the opener here! This is not for a sick person to read! But I still got a chuckle, thank you Debby 😄👍

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    1. If I lived nearby, I'd be dropping off chicken vegetable and rice soup. I hope you're wearing a mask while wandering around people's blogs!

      Seriously, did you lose your sense of smell and taste again? Does anyone else in the building have this?

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    2. Haha! Well, I sure wish I COULD have some of your soup but I do appreciate the chuckle. And no, no loss of smell or taste--but that happened last time, a week after I recovered :^(

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  4. I hope they cleaned up that floor quickly! Gross!
    You are good at finding the bargains!

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    1. OMG. No. It was in the parking lot, as I opened the door and went to step out of my car.

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  5. It must be a common thing that partners do not appreciate their partner's brilliant and humorous wit.

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  6. I have way too many books that I picked up, thought they looked very interesting, bought and brought home only to gather dust in one of my to-be-read piles. I really need a lot more than a one year shut down due to Covid to catch up.

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    1. I do fairly decent at that. Fairly. I'm only 4 books behind.

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  7. What an unpleasant start to the day. Just as well you have a trusty nose. I, too, have noticed more money spent and less to show for it.

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  8. Good gosh! It's a good thing you have a strong sense of smell. I'm amazed at all you get done.

    You once lived in Hawaii?

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    1. 239p Craig road behind tripled army hospital.

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  9. I know what you mean about not needing books...I don't need anymore which is why I've picked up a free one today! Arilx

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  10. Good reaction time on the barf avoidance! I think we have that Peter Ackroyd book in our library. Who was your "actual" biography about?

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