Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mr Asda and Mr Tesco

Noticing a few spots on Zachary's face and body last Tuesday, I took him to the doctor and ... it's chicken pox! We were told that he would be infectious for a week after the last spot appeared, and that the incubation period is 14-18 days for watching out for spots on Leo. So that last 2 weeks has seen me and the boys quarantined in the house trying desperately to not go completely potty. Fortunately the weather has been reasonable so we've been able to get out in the garden every day, and this morning we went to the park - although 'officially' Zachary won't be non-infectious til probably Saturday, he's back to his normal self and we thought the park would be reasonably safe. As it turned out, there were no other children there so it was fine and all 3 of us enjoyed the trip out.

No sign of spots on Leo yet...

But the chicken pox has meant that I have not been able to go out to do my usual weekly shop, so we have relied on Mr Tesco and Mr Asda to bring our shopping to the house. It's been ages since I did any online shopping (we flirted with it for a short while in Ipswich, but didn't stick to it) and I have realised that I am rubbish at it! There really is nothing that compares with walking up and down the supermarket aisles, looking at the products and using them as an aide memoir for things I've forgotten to put on the list. Also, I don't always look at the product description with the care and attention I should.

This morning, Mr Asda brought us 8 cans of chopped tomatoes (I'm sure I only ordered 4...), and three bags of granny smith apples (I only wanted 3 apples) and I totally forgot to order Shreddies. We get through about a box of Shreddies (or supermarket own brand equivalent) a week and because I didn't have it on the list, we now don't have any. Oh well, on to cornflakes and weetabix for a few days! Also, I ordered some Hovis digestive biscuits (because Zachary likes 'toast' biscuits). Presumably Asda didn't have any in because they substituted ginger nuts for them. What? Ginger nuts? Why not just regular digestives? So they got returned. Hmmmm, hopefully a regular shop next week!

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