Monday, March 01, 2010

We may have a slight problem.

Now, I've mentioned before that I have a little, tiny, almost not-worth talking about problem with shoes.  Apparently, it carries over into cheap, disposable plastic storage.  (Don't look at my cooktop.  For some crazy reason, the camera made it look like it hadn't been cleaned in a week.  Which it hadn't.  But who wants to see that?)
I cleaned out the cabinet over the fridge on Thursday evening as I was looking for a large container for individual Dinosaur Dirt Cakes for Luke's class for Friday.  I had to pull out all of our foil, Ziploc bags, and such to get the container out.  (Sidenote:  The bigger my belly gets with Anna Beth, the shorter my arms seem to be getting.  Between the disappearing feet and all of the other maladies of pregnancy, I am just perturbed at the ways my body is rebelling against me.)

So, basically what we have here are 600 resealable sandwich bags and 22 bazillion feet of plastic wrap.  (What you don't see are the two boxes of Ziploc gallon sized freezer bags and the one box of quart sized bags...Or the two rolls of tinfoil.)  What's a girl to do with that much plastic storage, I ask you?!?

And I promise that (unlike the shoes) I totally didn't know I had that many storage bags or rolls of plastic wrap.  It was a matter of, "Hey, I'm at Wal-Mart.  What did I come in here for again?  Hmmm...must've been milk, eggs, bread, plastic wrap, and Ziploc bags."  You would think that I'd remember from one trip to the next that I had bought those and that we hadn't been bagging or wrapping individual slices of bread or pretzels or whatever in them.  *Sigh.*

If plastic storage hoarding isn't your thing today, maybe this is:

Jason said the prayer at breakfast on Friday morning.  As soon as he said "Amen," I noticed that something had happened while the food was getting blessed.  Part of it (the chocolate chip pancake part) had ended up on Luke's head.  And like a good blogger, Mom and her camera were there.

Y'all have a great Monday!

10 delightful comments:

Mama Hen said...

Oh, I am soooo glad I am not the only one. I will suddenly (?) find that I have 42 boxes of jello in the pantry. And we don't even eat jello! How come I can't find extra loaves of bread or gallons of milk? That would be helpful.

Wendy said...

So you almost have enough bags then, huh? My sister did the same thing, but with butter. From Costco. Took her a very long time to use up all that butter...

And pancakes on the head? What a fabulous idea! Especially if they're chocolate chip ones.

Jill said...

My thing is hand soap. It's like every time I go to Wal-Mart I think I need to buy some more. My hands are not that dirty - I promise.

Jill_in_AL said...

Maybe it's pre-Hoarding set on by motherhood LOL

Rachel said...

I'm like that with bags of shredded cheese, straws, and teriyaki sauce. The connection is unknown, as I usually don't suck Au Gratin Teriyaki sauce through a straw.

Marie said...

I'm like that with Puffs Plus and this stuff called Lacrilube for Jack's eyes. We will have zillions of tubes and boxes and then suddenly we have none because I've realized we have too much and keep thinking that long after we don't and then I get paranoid about running out again until I realize we have too much and then I stop buying it and then we suddenly run out so I start buying so we don't run out until....you get the picture!

Anonymous said...

My mother does the bag thing, Mamaw did too. I use to but I have swapped to shampoos and soaps. It is all the different smells that draw me in.

Love,
Rene

Christen said...

At least you won't have to buy plastic bags or plastic wrap for the next 5 years!
Chocolate Chip pancakes sound delicious!

jennifer said...

Now for the real test... how many Cool Whip bowls do you have in your cabinet?

I personally have tons of "bumpkin tupperware".

:)

Have a wonderful week!

ordinarilyextraordinary.com said...

well speaking as one who is always running out of ziplocs I don't think you can ever have enough. so don't wory about your little problem. :)