Just when I think I have it all together,
I am reminded of my failings.
I pride myself on my shopping abilities,
acquired gradually over twenty years.
I have a menu plan
(well ... a rough menu plan....)
I tick the items I need on my
word document form, printed in aisle order.
I don't shop when I am hungry.
I shop before the supermarket gets busy.
I take my shopping bags ...
.... but if we are running out of bags for the bin
I purposely take fewer cloth bags
so I can collect a few plastic bags.
I shop carefully for our three diets
(normal, failsafe/GF/DF, and vegetarian)
looking for bargains and comparing prices.
I load the items on the conveyor belt
in the correct order so that everything
has a chance of being packed in the right order.
I visit the butcher on my way out
and pack my car boot carefully
and unpack at home and bring it inside.
Sometimes I even remember to log
the docket amounts on my home budget app.
it seems I'm lacking on
Once I've gotten the cold things in the fridge,
the rest might take hours to make it to the (already full) pantry
or the fruitbowl or the crisper.
It depends on the day.
I discovered in one of our fancy little drawers
in our new fridge
a bag of meat I bought last Tuesday.
A week ago.
It never made it to the freezer.
And now I have to throw it away.
$20 or more.
I've been beating myself up about it all morning.
When I got home from shopping just now,
I was determined to get this week's meat
straight into the freezer this time.
But where is the meat???
Seems I left it on the counter
at the butchers.
Too busy getting my frequent shoppers card stamped
and organising my change and docket.
I phoned the butcher,
and he's got the meat in the cool room,
I'll have to go back later today and collect it.
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So ... it seems a few more systems might be in order for Fiona.
That or we all become vegetarians ....
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Any tips for quick and painless packing away of groceries??