Lists are Important

Normally I’m a list maker. I LOVE lists. I have a list for everything. Today, I did not make a list. I ventured to the grocery store without my list. I really only needed hand soap but decided to pick up a few things for the week. I thought I would be okay. I knew what I needed: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, and wine for wine night.

I just kept repeating it: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, and wine for wine night.

I walked in the doors: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, and wine for wine night… and I need milk. That’s it! I’ve got this! Who needs a list?!? Not me!

Aisle One

Internally: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, and milk… and I need eggs to make Buckeye Brownies. Got it! Score! They have salads to go. Check off lunch stuff for two days!

Aisle Two

Still in my head: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, milk, eggs… and cheese from aisle one. I find the wine for wine night, but which one do I choose?!? I know very little about wine. I’ll just pick a cool looking bottle! I need to go back to aisle one for cheese… and cuties.

Back to Aisle One

Mumbling to myself: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, milk, eggs, and cheese. I go to the cuties which are right next to the salads I just picked up. I grab some cheese. Then I remember that I need chips for tutorials this week. I need to add it to my list!

Aisle Two Again

Still mumbling: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, milk, eggs, cheese, and chips. I only need to grab the chips then escape this aisle.

Aisle Three

A little bit louder this time: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, milk, eggs, cheese, and chips. I need bread. Why did I not put this on my list? Why am I in aisle three? I don’t need anything from here. Next aisle.

Aisle Four

Still in a soft voice: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, milk, eggs, cheese, chips, and bread. I see the bread! I’m almost done with my list. Just a few more things. I can’t forget to go to the back and get hamburger patties. I want that this week for dinner!

Last Aisle

In my head again because I’ve got this: hand soap, cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, milk, eggs, cheese, chips, and bread. Just two more things! I can go to the last aisle and skip all of the cleaning stuff and random stuff I don’t need. I want to get home! I find the milk and eggs. This is so easy! Why do I always make lists?!?

Checkout

Repeating in my head one last time to make sure I have everything: cuties, lunch stuff for two days, hamburger patties, wine for wine night, milk, eggs for Buckeye Brownies, cheese, chips, and bread. I have all that I need! I can go home!

At Home

Out loud for all to hear because I am the best non-list making grocery shopper ever: hand soap… not in this bag. Maybe the next bag? Hand soap… not this one. Maybe third times the charm? Hand soap… I forgot hand soap. The one thing I needed from the store and I forgot it! This is why I make lists! At least I have just enough hand soap to last me the next few days so I don’t have to go back right now! As I am writing this post, I remember the other thing I needed that never even made it on the list: brownie mix for Buckeye Brownies. Looks like I’ll be making another grocery store run before Wednesday night!

7 thoughts on “Lists are Important

  1. This is hysterical! I have to make lists or I’ll forget! BUT I do exactly what you did here — if I only need three things I repeat them — sometimes I make an acronym — milk eggs oranges — MEO, MEO MEO, I’ll repeat – but as you so eloquently point out here — it doesn’t always work! Now, can I have a recipe for Buckeye Brownies because I may need to make those even if it means a special trip to the grocery store!

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    1. They are my favorite dessert to make and so easy!

      Buckeye Brownies
      1 Box of Brownie Mix
      1 Cup of Peanut Butter
      2 Cups of Powdered Sugar
      1/2 Cup of Melted Butter
      1/2 Cup of Milk Chocolate Chips
      6 Tsp. of butter (Can use 6 Tbsp. of butter for more chocolate)

      1) Make brownies according to box instructions
      2) Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and melted butter.
      3) Spoon onto brownies and spread evenly.
      4) Mix chocolate chips and butter. Melt in 15 second intervals.
      5) Pour chocolate and spread onto peanut butter covered brownies.
      6) Chill for 30 minutes.

      Enjoy!!

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