It’s an ongoing battle around here with our trips to town. If just once I agree to go to town with Vince, then almost every day, there’s a discussion about us going to town. I do not understand his need to go to town every day but he doesn’t not understand my need to stay home.
It was two weeks ago yesterday that I went to town alone, bought groceries, thoroughly enjoyed it; came home and had a nice and what I thought was fruitful, discussion with Vince about how much I prefer to grocery shop alone and that I am not going to town with him every day.
We’ve done a decent job of staying home. One day last week we went to town but it was in Walmart and out . . I didn’t need anything and he got what he needed quickly.
Yesterday he wanted to go to town. Nope . . not going. He said “You mean I have to go by myself?” Yep . . or not go!
Then he wanted to know if I needed anything from the store. I told him I did not. I told him I was going to use all the carrots so if he wanted carrots for snacking, he needed to grab a bag of carrots. He wanted to know if I needed mushrooms. Nope . . nothing on the menu this week needs mushrooms.
Me: I have everything I need for the meals this week.
Me: I have everything we need!
He came home with scallops and mushrooms. You already know that I have all the meals planned and mostly made for this week. Now, I have scallops to use or freeze. I will use them today. I like to season them and fry them in butter with no breading; then serve them over coleslaw – the coleslaw I almost made yesterday.
I think I’m going to make a new rule: If you buy it without me asking for it; you’re responsible for either (1) vacuum sealing it and putting it in the freezer, then using it within two weeks; or (2) cooking it right away.
I’ve never met anyone who loves to shop as much as Vince does and he’s probably never met anyone to dislikes shopping as much as I do!