[I wrote this a few weeks ago and completely forgot to publish it. No wonder I wasn't getting any good cat name suggestions!]
Here are the things the grocery store was out of when I last went:
frozen hamburger patties
red bell peppers
the big bags of spring greens
vanilla ice cream
I realize we may be a bit over-accustomed in this country to getting whatever we want whenever we want it, without even having to stand in line or use ration coupons or ANYTHING. But considering we DO live in such a country, where grocery stores are NOT dealing with shortages and/or other issues, I DO expect them not to be out of so many things in one trip. "People in other countries wouldn't think this was worthy of complaining about" is NO DEFENSE when you and I are in THIS country, GROCERY STORE!!
We continue to languidly think of name options for the new cat, just in case the Penny Arcade thing falls through. One of my favorites is Hastings, which I think is a good name but also I love it because of the character Hastings in the Agatha Christie mysteries. Problem: Agatha Christie's Hastings is laid-back, good-natured, relaxed in any situation, and quick and confident in an emergency. Our cat is...none of these things. So now I am trying to think of a well-loved anxious/shy/jumpy character from books or movies. Can you think of any? Wilbur, maybe, from Charlotte's Web?
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...