Let's remind ourselves why I left the house today (other than it had begun to seem like it just was time). According to the list I left on the kitchen counter, my acute needs were: milk, coffee, eggs, iPhone, an outfit for brother-in-law's wedding, wheatgrass capsules, Elisabeth Arden 8 hour cream, and toilet paper. One would think that this wasn't too much to remember even without the list. That's why I did not turn back. For some reason I felt confident.
Should not have.
As I'm now surveying my boon, this is what seems to have come home with me: 5 bottles of wine, 8 different kinds of sugar-free chocolate, too much ham for any one person to eat - ever, a book Mushy Peas on Toast by a fellow-blogger Laurian Clemence, wheatgrass capsules (1 out of 7), toilet paper (2 out of 7), milk (3 out of 7), some new cream that will make the pulling sensation across my cheeks disappear, and 3 cans of tuna. Somehow I thought that if I remembered only one thing it would definitely be the coffee, but it seems that my brain is even more complex a creature than I had realized.
Another try. I'm off to the gas station.
At least I have wine.