I’ve been to the grocery store a lot since then.
One just to get supplies for necessary living after being gone for a week.
And then to stock up for Easter brunch.
I made some great new recipes which I will share soon.
And then again to get McDaniel stocked up with supplies
for a school trip to New York City.
During one visit to the grocery store with my brunch menu in hand, I saw who I thought was presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
After a few side way glances in the toothpaste aisle,
I determined he smiled far too much to be Bernie Sanders.
Then I swear I saw my childhood friend’s father. He looked JUST like him. Same smile, build, everything! I followed him through frozen foods to try to sneak a picture to send to my friend but then I realized that I can barely take a picture smoothly WHEN I WANT TO let alone when I want to do it on the sly.
So I went back to my list.
I decided to make a lighter, less sweet punch for Easter than my grandmother’s slushy punch recipe.
The recipe called for peach nectar.
I thought, no big deal, go to the juice aisle.
Then I looked in the organic section’s juice aisle.
They had something called Bilberry Nectar
and a drinkable aloe
but not peach nectar.
So I thought maybe this was something fancy people put into fru-fru mixed drinks with little umbrellas so I took my full shopping cart to that aisle.
I stood there looking at all manner of flavored things and something called bitters when an older man came around the corner fast and ran into my cart with his.
With a scowl on his face he loudly said,
Then pushed his cart off.
As in humbug?
Do people still say Bah Humbug?!
So I know now that I did NOT indeed see Bernie Sanders or my childhood best friend’s father in the grocery store.
But I was just one humbug shy of running into Ebeneezer Scrooge!
**The peach nectar was not in the mixers section.**
A few texts later my friend directed me
(and by me I mean Monte because I could NOT
go to one. more. grocery store.)
to the Mexican section of the store and we struck peach nectar gold!