Sunday, April 06, 2008

shopping list

Our shopping lists are a joint effort, particularly since Lucy became literate. I ran across an old one in my handbag I felt like sharing:

Bread (written in the Sober Husband's handwriting and then heavily marked out)
kitty litter (written in my own slapdash hand)

The next two items were in Iris Uber Alles's handwriting:

Whale milk (presumably she meant "whole milk")
MARSHMELLOW PASTE!!! (this was written in very large and dark handwriting; recently Iris has taken up a serious Fluffernutter habit and evidently she was really jonesing)

Then the list reverted back to the Sober Husband's writing, who was presumably planning a cocktail surprise for his very own Drunken Housewife:

Cheese sticks

Finally five year-old Lucy makes an appearance, with a carefully scrawled

And there you have it: cheese items, Fluffernutter supplies, liquor and kitty litter. What else does one need?


smalltownme said...

Sounds like the ingredients for a perfect evening. Cheese, liquor, dessert, then kitty litter to soak up the aftereffects.

Silliyak said...


hughman said...

i'm all for the sober husband's list. toothpicks are such a civil touch.

2amsomewhere said...

I'll just comment by stealing (shamelessly) Slim Pickens' line from Dr. Strangelove:

A fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.


Anonymous said...

Ah ha! You ARE vegetarian!

The Absent Minded Housewife said...

My Mom used to leave out her lists. They were always written very neatly on lined paper, folded exactly in half.

I added a few of my suggestions, written just as neatly. My little sister added hers.

Then, as a joke, we added cases of beer to the list, because young teens need beer.

And Vagisil.

And Preparation H.

And adult diapers.

It was just funny to see these things on the list, written ever so nice.

My little sister ended the list with "octopus testicles". She misspelled tentacles. That's why my Mom still has that list today.

Trouble said...

i could live very happily on cheese, fluffernutters, and hard liquor.

Anonymous said...

I love marshmallow paste with a fine wine! Makes a good combo!