There was a time in my younger years when I was unhappy because the mall didn’t open til 10 a.m. On Saturday mornings, I was there when it opened and stayed as long as I could. I would’ve been there earlier if they were open earlier. How times have changed! I had wanted to go up to the Amish place to get eggs. It’s probably about 20 or 25 miles from my house. We can’t call ahead to see if they have any and I figured Vince wouldn’t be happy if we drove up there and struck out. They’ve closed the little grocery type store and have moved the operations to the basement of their home til spring. I had thought about going during the week because I figured everyone is wanting eggs for Thanksgiving baking. But, Vince insisted we’d go up there together on Saturday. I wanted to be sure we left the house by 7:45 so we could be some of the first ones there. I woke up at 5:15 thinking . . I know someone is going to get there and get all the eggs before we get there! What a difference from when I was worried about someone getting all the good stuff at the mall before I got there!
We beat the rush (doubt there really was a rush); got 8 dozen eggs but we’re giving one to a friend that Vince works with. I still have a dozen left from the last trip so I hope 8 dozen eggs lasts me through Christmas. Before you question if I’m keeping them too long, here’s an article from the USDA in which they found no decrease in quality in eggs that had been stored over 10 weeks.
We had to go to Wal-Mart to get salt for the water softener. I detest that water softener but we can’t live without some kind of conditioning for this hard water. Does anyone have the Easy Water system? We keep saying we’re going to look into that. Chad drinks only bottled water because of his blood pressure so I have to use bottled water for tea and Kool Aid if he’s going to be drinking it and I’ll have to make sure Dad doesn’t drink tap water while they’re here. Anyway, I decided to buy as much of the groceries as I could for next week while at Wal-Mart. I didn’t have my list with me and it frustrates me a lot to shop without a list. I managed to get almost everything I need but I’ll have to make a grocery store run Monday to finish up.
Now I’m off to make two batches of rolls for dinner at a friend’s house tonight.