Location: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

Recently have been told I look like Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island. I hadn't heard that in years, but that is a good place to start as to what I look like, although she had a better bod. I have three boys and have been married for 13 years. Born of a Navy family, in Hawaii, one Mom, one Dad, one sister and one brother. The eldest of three children. BS in Applied Mathematics. Consider Pensacola my home town although I moved every 2-3 years of my life growing up. Currently work in the aerospace industry in an engineering position while being a Mom. Of Celtic heritage and very proud of it.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Help! They're Multiplying in my Pantry!!!

I was just talking to VW (that's Bug to Harvey) about this at breakfast yesterday. Have you ever looked in your pantry or cabinet and seen WAY too much of something? For instance, I have 4 jars of Prego Spaghetti Sauce, 3 bottles of Worcestershire sauce, 2 jars of Peanut Butter, and two bottles of ketchup. All unopened.

How does this happen? I am a listmaker. I go to Publix, with my list, by aisle. (I have the aisles memorized… a pox upon Publix management for moving the aisles around. I’m not recovering. I can’t find a damn thing.) But inevitably, I get there and as I’m passing the Ketchup to get to the Mayo I think, “Crap. Did I need more Ketchup? Didn’t we run out recently? I bet we’re on our last bottle.” So I pick it up, get home, unload the groceries, open the pantry and “Voila!” there sits yet ANOTHER bottle of ketchup because I had the same exact thought process some time the previous month when I went shopping.

Today VW and I were on the phone. I had just come back from shopping and was throwing together dinner when I noticed I was missing an ingredient I just KNEW that I had. As we’re talking, she’s laughing at me because she’s been there and I’m yelling, “I know it’s in here! I know I have a packet of brown gravy in here! I know I do!” Did I really? NO. I had to go back to Publix. Guess what will happen in 3 months? I’ll make this recipe and think, “Oh, I need brown gravy packets, I ran out last time.” Then I will buy 3 forgetting I bought 3 this time. Soon I’ll brown gravy packets shoved in every corner of my pantry. At least they’re easy to store. I can store them between all those jars of Prego.


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4:04 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

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Blogger Quality Weenie said...

Oh do I do this.

But not with food, with cleaning products. I have 4 plus one in use Cascade liquid dishwasher soap. We wash dishes once a week. It will take us a couple years to use all them up. But I can guarantee in 6 months I will buy another thinking were out.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Harvey said...

That brown gravy thing... something similar at my place... probably explains why I have half a dozen sets of handcuff keys ;-)

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lee Ann here,

Been there, done that...the solution? I had my husband rebuild the pantry shelves so they slide out and now I can see what lurks in the back hidden corners and cubbies! Haha, that'll stop it. For a week.

Ah well, the dream lives on!

1:38 PM  
Blogger That 1 Guy said...

Seriously, Bou, you probably did have that brown gravy stashed. I've found that if you ignore the contents of your cupboard, pantry, or even regurgitator, what doesn't multiply gets devoured. I used to think that my house was haunted, what with all the noise in the night from the kitchen. I know better now!

1:48 AM  

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