Saturday, August 07, 2010

Grocery Shopping

As it turns out, Nancy is one of the most detached mother dogs there is. I'm doing everything. Right down to stimulating the puppies to pee. I haven't had a full night of sleep in two weeks. I'm exhausted to the core.

I'll have two-week pictures of the puppies in a few days. Yes, they're two weeks old tomorrow, can you believe it? Some of them already have their eyes half-open in a sleepy, drunk look.

Today I went on a typical grocery trip, but I got a kick out of the list this time. We are supposed to add things to the list as we use up supplies, but Byrd always adds a bunch of stuff at the last minute. So I am sometimes surprised by things on the list when I arrive at the store.

Our grocery list
I walked into the store, unfolded the list, and got stuck immediately at this first item Byrd had written down.

What does this say?
All I could tell was that it is a fruit that starts with the letter "p." I eventually guessed peach, but not before running through prune, plum, and grape (in case he'd gotten the letters mixed up).

I was then startled by this "vegetable" request.

Vegetable-hating man says what?
Until about a month ago, Byrd maintained that the soybean was the devil's bean. When I finally tricked him into eating edamame at a Japanese restaurant, he *gasp* liked it. I then revealed that edamame was soybean. He can't spell edamame, so that's why he wrote "soybean" here. Yes, folks, he's asking for soybeans--hell has frozen over.

And finally, there was this mysterious scrawl for me to decipher.

Lots of juices with orange, p, and m?
Turns out this was orange juice, pineapple-orange, and mango-orange. Why he chose to abbreviate in this particularly cryptic way is beyond me.

The list afforded me some entertainment, but as you can see, there isn't a lot of stuff on it. A little under 40 items, right? And yet, the basket looked like this in the end.

Where did all this stuff come from?
Total tally: 63 items, $206.01, and 1.5 hours.

Then I went home to feed and potty seven puppies...


who wouda thunk it?? said...

cant wait to see them! I still wanted the spotted girl......

Daisy Dog said...

LOL! Love the list! too funny. Can't wait to see the puppies, you are such a good mum! Is Nancy detached because she is to young to be a momma or is that just what happens sometimes? How is Dozer with all this commotion?

happypitbull said...

I think Nancy is young, inexperienced, shy, and stressed. But then again, some breeds and some individual dogs just don't make good mommas. I got unlucky, I guess!

Dozer is... Dozer. He generally ignores all the noise because it simply doesn't pertain to him or his toys. But once in a while, I let him sniff one of the puppies. He is curious, but not THAT curious, especially once he realizes that I'm not offering him a treat. ;)