I used to be able to make mental lists of things I needed to get when I was out shopping. “Used to” as in before I had a baby and my brain turned to mush. Because, now? It just doesn’t work. Sometimes, it works to put things ON the list, but even that is questionable and certainly not dependable enough for everyday use. The bigger problem, however, is getting things OFF the list. Like plastic wrap and spaghetti sauce. Somehow, they got on my mental list, and EVERY time I’m out shopping I think, “Oh yeah! I need plastic wrap. And spaghetti sauce.” I came home tonight after a Target trip, and was putting things away in the pantry. I now have 4 large jars of spaghetti sauce and 4 boxes of plastic wrap. I am not even kidding. In case of Apocalypse (Lahdeedah), we can smear spaghetti sauce on crackers and wrap ourselves with Cling Wrap to keep warm. Or wrap our leftover sauce crackers up for yummy freshness the next day. Whatever. I’m prepared. Sort of.
No more mental lists for me.