Not a very good post.

January 26, 2009


So, the answer to yesterday’s puzzle was that it was an extension cord that had been all looped like a piece of crocheted yarn.  It keeps it from getting tangled, and eliminates the coiling that comes from winding it around your forearm.  Lloyd saw that one at school and took the picture, and I had to explain it to him by looping some string.  Quite the story, huh?  Our evenings are always wild like that.

Today (Sunday) Lloyd had choir practice in Lincoln, and I had some things to do.  I was having a Quiet Weekend, and it’s easy to be quiet while window shopping.  One of the places I wanted to visit was Aldi’s, a super-cheap grocery store where they just put pallets of things out in the aisles.  Lloyd’s parents are always shopping at the one in Jefferson City, and I wanted to check it out in Lincoln.

Sure enough, it had pallets of food, still in their boxes, and a very limited selection. I wanted to take a picture but I worried that they might think I was shoplifting.  After buying milk, honey and basil, I took a picture of the outside of the store.

A dreary, dreary day.

Um, it’s an ‘Alps’.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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15 Responses to “Not a very good post.”

  1. Kitt Said on:

    Late to the extension cord party. Can I say here that I get it?


  2. Brad Said on:

    Do you think we’re any closer to Lloyd’s dream of one day having a product on the shelves that’s just a big white box that says “Food” on it?


    • Peggy Said on:

      Is the purpose of the dream to make food shopping unneccesary? You just pick up a grab-bag of food for the week…that could be fun…unless you end up with a box full of cheese…


  3. Beth Said on:

    Or shrimp.


  4. kiwe Said on:

    1. I “got it” too, yesterday, but was sick and couldn’t come up with any witty comments. Sorry Lloyd.

    2. My friend in Sweden has this delivery service that brings bags of groceries to her door with the recipes and ingredients for four meals. She has no idea what she is going to cook each day. She just looks at the provided recipes and has all the ingredients she needs to cook the meal. It cuts out the need to go to the grocery store all together and she no longer has to think about what to cook for dinner. I wish small town America had this. I should ask her if there are ingredients, like oil and sugar, that the expect you to have in your pantry. If not, do you just end up with a ton of salt containers, or do they just give you exactly the amount you need for the recipe? I also wonder if you can ask them to not give you meals that you don’t like? Like I wouldn’t want any with zucchini in them. Maybe you just can’t be a picky eater.

    3. I received in the mail Saturday a wonderful gift! A very nice Artley flute that my students are going to love! And some hand balm. Thank you so much Lauren. It made me cry to think that someone I don’t even know is caring and thoughtful enough to send me something so precious. Rest assured, the flute will be loved and cherished, and my hands will be soft and smooth the rest of the winter! Blessings


    • Lloyd Said on:

      1. I hope you feel better soon.
      2. Lauren did something like that once, but you went to a big kitchen and put together a weeks worth of meals at a time. Okay, it’s not really like that at all.


    • Deanne Said on:

      Wow on the gift. That’s pretty AWESOME!

      And WOW on the delivery with recipe -- I can’t imagine such a service!


    • Peggy Said on:

      I second the WOW on the gift!! Those Sewardites are the best, aren’t they…it’s like a land filled with heavenly elves!


    • Lauren Said on:

      Whew! I’m glad it arrived safely. I was worried after I sent it that it was a fake address. 🙂 (To my parents and sister who might be worried, it’s a different flute from my flute.)


  5. Lauren's dad Said on:

    Your cartoons of Lloyd definitely are better! 🙂


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