First and foremost:
Happy 10th birthday to the incomparable, adorable, Harvey. He’s been our little buddy, protector, companion, and source of endless joy and affection for just a few weeks shy of a decade and we couldn’t be more grateful to have such a wonderful furkid in our family and home. To celebrate, I am working upstairs from the sofa today so he can hang out with me (he is not a fan of hanging out in my basement office) and we have a special meal planned for him tonight.
We went grocery shopping last night. I haven’t been grocery shopping in months and not more than once or twice in the last 2 years. We’ve been getting home delivery, or Jeffrey has run out for staples as needed. But our last couple delivery orders had multiple “unavailable” items, so we decided to head to a larger store last night to get what we need for the house and the holidays before the “Christmas Rush”. While we pretty much got everything we wanted and needed, I did notice a few odd things:
- There was no Roast Beast…er, I mean Beef… to be had anywhere. Not at the deli, or pre-packaged, or in the butcher counter, or anywhere. Is there a shortage of Roast Beef?
- There were no Tater Tots. (We like using these to make Hash browns on our waffle iron.) Again, is there a shortage of these I’m unaware of?
- The Gluten Free shelves were gutted. What’s up with the sudden demand for Gluten Free Items?!?!?!?
Still, we managed to survive the experience with little drama or fanfare. I definitely had sticker shock when I saw the total. Groceries have skyrocketed in cost. I haven’t notice, buying just a few items along the way, but it was obvious doing a major grocery run. Uggh! It’s finally safe for me to eat again, but now I don’t know if we can actually afford to do so. *smirk*
Stay safe, all.