Vince called today . . this conversation will confirm that he’s feeling better.
Vince: I’m concerned that inflation may be going up so if there’s anything you want to buy, you should consider getting it now. NO CRAFTS and nothing for the kitchen though.
Me: I could use a new winter coat. I never needed one in Texas and mine is pretty worn out.
Vince: You can knit sweaters.
Me: We need to replace the mattress set in Addie’s room. If ever one of us is sick and the other needs to sleep in a different bed, that mattress in Addie’s room is awful.
Vince: You could sleep downstairs!
Me: If you were sick, would you want me downstairs or right next to your room?
Vince: Well, I’m sick in Texas and you’re in MO so I guess I could live with you downstairs and me upstairs!
Me: Well, then I guess there’s nothing I can think of that we need to buy.
Then he said “We have plenty of pens and paper.” What? Is he thinking maybe the cost of pens is going sky high? Of all the things I was thinking about that we might need that would be affected by inflation, ink pens were not on my radar.
Then he said “We might think about getting a car.” I told him . . I don’t drive the one I have now enough to keep it running. I don’t want a new car yet. I really don’t. When I was driving from Texas to Missouri often, I would have felt more comfortable in a new car but now I mostly drive about 25 miles to meet Nicole halfway to get Addie. My car is just fine for that.
It’s hard for me to think about what I might want/need next week . . how can I think about a year or so down the road? I’ll think I have groceries for a month and someone shares a recipe and all of a sudden I want to go to the grocery store. Or I have craft supplies for a lifetime and someone shows something cute they’ve made and I want to try that so I have to buy all new hobby supplies.
My advice: Check your supply of ink pens and paper! 🙂
Seriously, my guess is that he just came across a case or two of paper and a pile of ink pens and he was more joking about not needing paper and pens ever but it was funny the way he said it when I was seriously trying to decide what we might need.