Last night - after packing the kitchen supplies I went to bed without packing the "Leslie" supplies. I pack all the time - so it's a pretty simple process. Except when you decide you can't pack until you fold the laundry. *sigh*
I got my stuff in one small suitcase except 1 pair of shoes and 1 pair of hiking boots. Not that I plan on hiking. But in case it snows - or - a cute man shows up and I want him to THINK I could hike, if I weren't so busy cooking. Or reading. Or writing. Or drinking. Or a combo of any of the above.
As I drove away from home I was congratulating myself for remembering my scarf. And my (office's) GPS. And canceling my newspaper, and the mail ... when I realized ... darn. Didn't turn down the heater. Oh well. It's on a timer anyway - and at night it doesn't come on unless the house gets below 52 degrees. It only warms up to 68 in the mornings and from 6pm - 10pm. So ... it's not like I'll be wasting LOTS of energy.
I had 5 things to pick up at the grocery store on my lunch hour: bread for french toast; bread for nibbling; English Muffins; Orange Marmalade; and Mexican Corn. Done with my shopping. The whole time I was thinking how great it was that I wasn't going to have to do the REAL shopping. Total score on my part.
Just now - the REAL grocery shoppers called. She's sounding slightly paniced. But really - it's not like there's anything UNIQUE on the list. No eye-of-neut, pink peppercorns, or Huitlacoche or anything. (Like I've asked Talla Palla to search for) in the past! Hee-hee!
However these two ingredients do seem to be in short (non-existant) supply.
No fresh oragano at the store!! Could we use dried. (Yes)
Someone bought all the Butternut Squash - what would we do??? (Spaghetti squash will subsitute just fine)
Seems like everything is going according to plan ... except I'm still here at work. I was hoping the benevolent GM would let me go early ... but ... looks like that's not going to happen. I must say - the phones have been fairly busy. A lot of people panicing that we won't be here on Friday and Saturday.
I wonder if I'll have phone reception up there. I'm hoping not. Of course - it's not like I ANSWER my phone anyway!
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