Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Train Wreck

I had vast and important things to say today. But I just ate a sandwich that sent me into a food coma and so I’ll skip all the life-changing stuff and make this, instead, a “try to catch it” train of thought post.

  1. My four year old is having a “soak.” She got a new swimsuit today (thank you, Costco) and has used every drop of hot water and combed the house for every plastic toy to fill the tub. If I go upstairs, I’ll have to play with her, which means I’ll end up wet and I hate wet underwear.
  2. The baby had his first teething rusk yesterday and we’ve now entered the sticky phase. I think boys stay in this phase until they get married.
  3. I have huge boxes of processed food stuff to put away. I’m calming my conscience by telling myself that at least Nature Valley bars are made out of oats. I’m ignoring all the high fructose corn syrup we just bought. And, yes, I do know why we shouldn’t eat it. But when you expect a 7 year old and an 11 year old to be completely in charge of their own lunches, you’ve got to make things easier for them. Right? Right?
  4. The problem with Costco is this: it makes that 40 lb. bag of spinach cheaper than the 1 lb. box at the regular grocery store. But who needs 40 lbs. of spinach? I have all this pioneer guilt when I throw away the last bit that has become unsalvageable with that slimy mold that spinach gets. I wish KH were here to make spanakopita for me. I’m far, far too overwhelmed with trying to get a shower in. Anyway, I’m the only one who would eat it and I’m certainly not fussing with phyllo dough just for my own enjoyment. Besides, I didn’t see any phyllo at Costco.
  5. One last thought, and then I’ll take your comments. Can you think of any other profession where your ability to stay employed depends entirely on how other people do on tests?

8 comments:

buttercup said...

I have been making "green smoothies" with the huge bag of spinach from Costco. They are yummy!

halsadick said...

"One last thought, and then I’ll take your comments. Can you think of any other profession where your ability to stay employed depends entirely on how other people do on tests?"

How about: Lab rat buyer.

halsadick said...

p.s. Please don't make me a spinach smoothie (no offense, buttercup).

Barbara Bee said...

Interesting last comment. Did you know that if we don't get our CSAP scores up this year, our principal gets fired and they make all the teachers re-interview for their jobs. Maybe we should make all the parents interview too. Was that last remark rude? Sorry. (You know I wasn't talking about parents like you lot.)

Big Bahama Mama said...

I'd like to post a test for Congress and the President and if they don't pass we get a new batch.

Jody England Hansen said...

We have no problem eating the entire Costco size container of spinach before it spoils. You would know it from looking at Mike and you wouldn't know it from looking at me, but we love spinach. I don't think we could have gone through a 1 lb. bag when the kids were little though.

The Stevens said...

AHHHH....don't even get me started on #5. That system is so out of control. I am thinking of homeschooling. Seriously!

Percy2626 said...

Spinach in large bags. Cook some and freeze in meal sized portions so you don't have to rush eating it all fresh. Let worry about it going to waste then.