I forgot to mention my exciting trip to the grocery store. It would have merited maybe a paragraph in the previous entry, but since it's by itself I'll flesh it out.
Having used up all my vegetables, hummus, fruit and cheese over the weekend, my refrigerator was almost empty. If I had to, I could have lived on plum tomatoes, canned pumpkin, powdered milk and cereal (not all mixed together), but a grocery trip or Fresh Direct order was clearly needed. I also was down to the last roll of toilet paper (though I keep an emergency roll in the back of the linen closet, and have plenty of tissues).
After mailing out a week's accumulated book trades at the post office down Columbus, I came back home and went to the Associated across the street. They have diet blondies and a decent diet ice cream/frozen yogurt selection. I always like to have frozen and desserty food available.
Diet blondies - check. I got 3 squished looking ones, which I like better than the fluffier (and drier) variety.
I stopped at the freezer for some vegetables (when I'm lazy, I make frozen cauliflower/broccoli/carrots with melted cheese). They felt funny, and there was a brownish liquid on the outside so I passed.
Further down that row of freezers I got frozen pierogies.
Still further down the row is frozen yogurt. But where the Stonyfield Farm pints used to be (yum, creme caramel and mocha almond fudge - the latter of which may be on the way out) were Ben & Jerry's pints. No Stonyfield behind them. So I went with No Pudge fudgy bars and Silhouette mint sandwiches.
At that point, a worker warned me they were having trouble with the freezer and my mint sandwiches looked melted to him. He urged me to check the fudgy bars. I said I couldn't do that without opening them, so he opened them himself and had me feel that they were...liquid. He took them from me and I thanked him.
So no frozen desserts today.
I also got frozen veggie corn dogs from a completely different freezer across the aisle. And I didn't forget the toilet paper. And a wedge of Jarlsberg.
I'm thinking the pierogies might be melted, too. Since they've been in my freezer for a few hours, I'd better boil them up right now.