Forgetting Things at the Grocery Store

It’s Tuesday evening, and you’ve made a plan to eat healthy all week. You meal planned like a pro, and made a grocery list of every little item you needed for a delicious grilled chicken taco salad. I’m talking black olives, low fat sour cream, jalapenos, the works. You get home with your bounty just as it starts to pour down rain. WIN. Then you unpack your groceries, and holy shit how did you do it? You forgot to purchase the salad dressing. Now you’re starving, it’s raining, and dry lettuce just plain sucks.

You could flop down on the couch and pout until you starve to death. OR you can deal with it. Here’s how.

Grab the ketchup and the mayo in your fridge. Mix those two together. Tadaa, poor man’s thousand island dressing. Douse that salad with hot sauce, salt + pepper, and olive oil. Toss together and it’s a delicious spicy dressing.

Don’t have any of those things? Then go back to the grocery store and buy some basics!

You can also try mixing the salad toppings together in a bowl, and use the lettuce leaves as “lettuce wraps” to take the place of taco shells or bread. Order up some Fresh Direct because lets be serious, there’s always something else you forgot. Use  to enter in the ingredients you have in your pantry and come out with only recipes matching the ingredients you do have. Consider inviting your bestie/boyfriend/friend over for dinner. When they offer to bring wine, ask them to pick up the dressing on the way over.

Or, if you’ve had a really rough day, cut yourself a little slack and order delivery. That lettuce will be good tomorrow when you stop and buy the dressing on your way home from work.


Hi Friend! Here are a few things about me and this blog. Stay a while! Make yourself at home.

I’m Janice. If someone were to ask me what my favorite color was, I would say rainbow. I enjoy puppies, sunshine, and listening to Taylor Swift. I prefer happiness and smiling to frowning and being sad. I happen to have a knack for making people laugh when they’re upset.

That being said, I’m not some sort of happy robot. Life is full of crappy annoying things, and they happen to me too. Some days, I like to put on my sweatpants, get under the covers and think WHY ME?! (possibly while crying and watching a particularly moving episode of Grey’s Anatomy). But most days? That is not an option. I just have to lady up about it, and figure out a way to keep on trucking.

So, that’s what you’ll find here- evidence that for most annoying things in life, there’s a tiny tweak in attitude that can make the whole situation a little less crappy. For your reading pleasure, I’ll be breaking my posts out into these grin-inducing categories. Feel free to pick your pleasure.

  • Filling up Your Cup: In other words, making crappy situations less crappy. Getting from half empty to half full.
  • Bitsy Blessings: Dedicated to capturing those tiny moments when you win, and the world loses. Suckers.
  • Proverbial Pick-Me-Ups: Because its likely that others have more wisdom than myself. Oh, and who doesn’t like pretty pictures?
  • Cute Things: Just because cute stuff cheers me up. You?
  • Songs to Cheer You Up When…: Feeling blue? There’s a song for that. Go ahead, dance it out.
  • Wild Cards: Everything else I like and think you might like too.

And if you’re in the mood, hop on over to my previous internet haunt for some vintage Janice.