Saturday, February 25, 2012

I have to go to work again tomorrow.

I spoil myself to those delicious liquid coffee creamers International Delight makes nowadays. At any given point in time, you can find amaretto, vanilla caramel, white chocolate raspberry (my favorite) or hazelnut lining my refrigerator door.
Except for this given point in time.
No creamer to be found anywhere in the fridge.
What's a girl to do?
I can't go to the store. The store is outside where we keep the wind, and the West Texas wind is a fierce bitch today. Just thinking about the dust swirling around is causing my eyes to itch, my nose to twitch and my sinuses to swell.
There's a noticeable shortage of teenagers to boss around these days, so nobody is here to take my money, or car keys, or orders. I curse myself for not remembering to grocery shop before I left work today. You'd think I'd remember what with all the groceries we sell there.
Milk? gone with the mini-wheats.
Evaporated milk? used it to make Christmas fudge.
Cool Whip? Have I ever had Cool Whip for more than an hour?
After desperately rummaging around in the cabinets for a few minutes, I emerge triumphant with a small container of powdered coffee creamer I must have bought in some other life. I don't know why I kept it, but I'm happy I did, because I was seriously thinking about risking certain death-by-allergy and running to the grocery store. It's not a special flavor, like mocha fudge praline swirl. It's just plain ol' non-dairy coffee creamer, but I sort of feel like I've won the lottery.

DIRECTIONS:
Spoon 1 teaspoon into cup of prepared coffee, tea or cocoa. Add more for larger cup or mug, to taste. No need to add sugar.

No need to add sugar?

LIARS!

So...who has a cup of sugar I can borrow?

20 comments:

  1. I could loan you some brown sugar, but one of us would have to take a bit of a road trip.

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    1. I vote for you. Thanks. See you in a few hours. ;)

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    2. But I didn't leave or lose anything in Tejas...;p

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    3. Even if you had, I'm pretty sure the wind would have blown it away by now...bummer...

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  2. HA! Tony just looked at me five minutes ago and said "we really need to go shopping, there's nothing to eat."

    To which I replied...

    "Top shelf, left side.... four boxes of girl scout cookies."

    Which are only still there because I can't eat them. And the fact that he couldn't find them alongside the emptiness of the kitchen cabinets just proves that he needs new glasses. :)

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  3. My mum uses powdered creamer in coffee and I think it's the best in the UK.

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    1. Perhaps she just hasn't tried the good stuff...

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  4. I've got plenty of sugar, and milk. But maybe you want to check out closer options before you come over here to pick it up >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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    1. Well, I haven't been to Norway, yet, so you never know...

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    2. I'll save some sugar (and other sweets) for you, in case you decide to go >:)

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  5. I am sugar...but EVERYBODY knows that...i once poured honey into coffee but it went wrong..oh so wrong

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    1. I honestly thought about maple syrup...for about two seconds.

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  6. Where are other people when we need them to get stuff for us?

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    1. It's as if they know ahead of time that they need to disappear. And to think that I fed them all those years, sometimes as much as two or three times a day!

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  7. hello, i found my way here from dan's dirtbox. i love your writing, especially mia and neely - i am hooked! can't wait to read more :)

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    1. Thanks, Kage. I hope I can keep you coming back. I visited your blog just last week, also through Dan. What a pimp he is...

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  8. I started the year with such good intentions to get food shopping in regularly and it has all gone out the window. If I had any sugar I would lend it to you but I'm out of that as well!

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    1. Maybe we should start over with March Resolutions...

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  9. LOL! I'be NEVER kept Cool Whip for more than an hour. I try hiding it in the freezer but the kids sniff it out within minutes.

    French vanilla is my fave. But often, I like a sprinkling of cinnamon and that it. Except of course, lately, as of Christmas, anyway, I can't have a coffee without frothed milk on top. Spoiled myself silly with that frother. I almost took it with me on vacation. ;)

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