Communication is a beautiful thing

I had surgery almost 6 weeks ago and have given up all sorts of duties.  One of them was the grocery shopping.  Lots of people told me that pushing the grocery cart is hard and so I willingly let my Beloved handle this.  I made up the list and sent him off every Saturday morning.  Since we were having many meals brought in, it wasn’t a long list but it still took him a while.  He claimed that so much of it was because he was unfamiliar with the store.  I understood this because it’s a fairly new store.  Or so I thought.  🙂  Yesterday, we decided to go as a family with him taking certain tasks like standing at the deli counter and getting lunch meat while I went around with another child pushing the cart and got other things.  But as we pulled off our street, my Beloved started to turn the wrong way.  I asked him where he was going and he told me “to our regular grocery store.”   Ooops, umm, not any longer.  Not since the built the newer, larger one that has a much larger selection of organic food.  He’s never been to the store or maybe he’s been once before.  Anyway, since he’s been going to the old store and not the new store, it explains why he couldn’t find certain items even when I was talking to him as he stood in the store and told him to turn around and he did and it wasn’t there on the shelf where it should be.  I couldn’t believe they were out of certain products week after week.  He never saw empty spaces on the shelves and thought they just weren’t carrying the items any longer.  All of the mysteries were explained yesterday. 🙂

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A Giveaway on a Friend’s Blog

Go here and look for the Nathan Clark George DVD Giveaway: http://www.counterculturalschool.blogspot.com/ The contest ends Saturday, May 23rd and you don’t have to be a homeschooler to enter — she links to her other blog where she is posting links to all sorts of free audiobooks and there is a beautiful one of Treasure Island. Great if you a child who has a hard time getting going in a book on his/her own.