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Shopping Lists

An Avocado
A Cucumber
Essential Oil

This was the shopping list given to me by The Princess in preparation for a sleepover date with Call-My-Cellphone.

An Avocado
A Cucumber
Essential Oil

Any guesses on what they are planning?

When C-M-C was here the other day, we had bean nachos for dinner, and she left most of the non-chip and cheese part of the meal on her plate. I do try to meet the needs of young visitors. C–M-C is from a Southeast Asian family and is a vegetarian.  I decided to make peanut noodles for dinner. We had the noodles, soy sauce, peanuts and some really good peanut butter, but I needed to add a few things to the shopping list.

An Avocado
A Cucumber
Essential Oil
Green onions
Ginger
Cider Vinegar
Sesame Oil

It occured to me that dessert might also be in order. Brownies are always welcome, aren’t they? And so I added to the list again.

An Avocado
A Cucumber
Essential Oil
Green onions
Ginger
Cider Vinegar
Sesame Oil
Butter (just in case, can’t remember if we have enough)
Ice Cream (to go with the brownies)
Coffee ice cream (for the mother with hot flashes)

I paid for everything, including a few additional groceries, went out to the car and put things in the back of the wagon. I got into the car and then I remembered the essential oil.

I went back into the store, hoping the ice cream would not melt.

I asked for help in the Natural Living section. (This was the fancy healthy grocery store.)

I got the oil, which *was* on the list. Why is it that I leave the store with things I never planned for and always forget something that is actually on the list?

At home, I looked around and discovered a severe egg shortage. I also felt thirsty and depleted (see Hot Flash above). I looked around for a teenager and found Snowman. I made a little list.

Eggs
Potato Chips
Pepsi

I dispatched him to the Seventy-Leven.

Then I told The Princess about my special plan for peanut noodles. Her face fell.

"What’s wrong?"

"We always have pizza when C-M-C comes over! She loves pizza!!"

Here is a list of things I put away:

Green onions
Ginger
Cider Vinegar
Sesame Oil

And here is the list I gave to the nice young man at City By the Sea Pie Company.

Large Vacationlander on Original
Large Cheese on Wheat

At least they want the brownies.

13 thoughts on “Shopping Lists”

  1. That’s so funny! In about fifteen minutes I am going to call ByPass Hut to place an order for one half cheese, half pepperoni on a raised bloodsugar crust.
    Then OEH and I are going out for TexMex.

  2. I’m 45 and I don’t know what essential oil is. My manicurist had to tell me where to buy it. The Princess has some book suggesting activities for slumber parties. Tonight they liquefied cucumber and used it as a cleanser, then mashed an avocado to make a mask. I wish I had a picture of the two of them, there faces covered with avocado, trying to drink glasses of orange juice.
    The Princess: “There’s an art to drinking orange juice while having a facial.”
    Sigh.
    Later they went into the powder room and wiped their faces with cotton balls soaked in milk. I asked why? Apparently it tightens the pores. What.ev.er. When I was 11 I was playing with Barbies.
    Pure Luck found avocado smears in the upstairs bathroom sink and asked why they left boogers behind.

  3. That’s pretty funny. I figured out the avocado as a mask, but I thought they were going to have slices of cucumbers over their eyes. I’m intrigued by the idea of it as a cleanser, though.

  4. That’s pretty funny. I figured out the avocado as a mask, but I thought they were going to have slices of cucumbers over their eyes. I’m intrigued by the idea of it as a cleanser, though.

  5. I know about essential oils and the wonders of avocado facials. I just can’t ever get the avocado past my mouth. I must have a lovely, well moisturized digestive tract.

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