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Take and Bake Confusion

May 4, 2010

Next time I tell you that I’m sure I’m going to die from the cancer, don’t believe me. Even though I sometimes feel it, I must not be feeling it down to my core because today I bought a purse. Not a ridiculously expensive purse, I don’t believe in those – I prefer to pay that kind of money to actually fly to New York * stay in a hotel * eat all sorts of overpriced, yet tasty, New York food * and buy knock-offs at the haggled price only a professional knock-off purse-buyer can get away with (costing me way more than it would cost me to buy an expensive purse locally, at retail the price). I’d gladly pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for a trip to New York, but  never for a Coach bag.

I bought myself a purse that was normally priced at $85, at a 40% mark-down – and used my 20% off coupon. Deal, people!

And the realization that I’m not going to die from cancer, at least not any time soon, because a new purse is a commitment.

By the way – this is the purse I bought, only mine has lemongrass green leather accents/handle instead of this yellow. It’s a Tignanello (pronounced teen-ya-nel-o, in case you give a hoot – which I just did and googled it, even though I already own 3 Tignanellos and never cared to look for proper pronunciation before) for anyone who wants to go out and buy my exact same purse. Like my little sis-in-law who frequently buys the exact same purse that I do. I think she’s trying to “accidentally” pick up my purse when she leaves my house because mine is loaded with cash!

Edited later in the day: My “lemongrass” version of the purse pictured above? Uh. No. It’s the same color as the one in the photo. And I love it. I’m just concerned about what the chemo has done to my sense of color.


I wish.

Then I went to the grocery store (where  Floweer was not, because her car was not in her special parking spot) so that I could buy one of those Take and Bake pizzas that Thing 2 asked for for dinner tonight. I’m happy to fulfill an easy and inexpensive dinner request.

However, my chemo brain wouldn’t let me open the memory door to where the fresh Take and Bake pizzas are in this particular grocery store. So while I was at the deli, where I assumed they’d be near, I asked the deli gal where the Take and Bake pizzas were.

“Do you mean the kind you put in an oven?” she asked.

“Yes,” I replied. And wondered, where else would I put it?

“They’re in the freezer section,” she replied.

“No. I mean the kind that are fresh and you take them and you bake them,” I said.

“Do you mean the kind you put in the microwave?” she asked. (Who has the chemo brain now, folks?)

“No. The kind that are fresh, not frozen – and you take them home and you bake them in your oven,” I tried to get across.

“Oh! Those!” she said, “They’re right here!” and she pointed around the corner of the deli counter, that she was standing behind – stands behind every day she comes to work. So I went around the corner, in the case that was about 3 feet from where she stood, not answering my question, and there they were. About 60 of them. All fresh and ready to take and bake.

And now I’m paranoid. I think that everyone in the Twin Cities metro area was sent a flyer, telling them to confuse me so that I could keep my chemo brain a churnin’.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2010 1:59 pm

    We must be on the same wave length because I bought a Franco and a Tignanell yesterday as well. They were on sale at Macy’s with their friends and family discount coupon they were crazily inexpensive. Mine were basic black not pretty colors like yours:) But they sure feel good!

    Pizza sounds kinda good for dinner. Easy for the family. Can I copy you?

  2. May 4, 2010 3:00 pm

    U.D. and I often buy a cheese pizza (fresh or frozen) and put our own veggies on it. And extra garlic. (Haven’t seen a vampire in years!

  3. May 4, 2010 10:52 pm

    I just realized that when ours lives change completely, whether it be cancer or retirement… we can’t stop talking about it. Every blog and every facebook entry I have made lately is about retirement. I.will.not.stop. about it. It’s time I buy a new purse.

  4. May 4, 2010 11:56 pm

    I bought a new purse!! Mine was $25, shockingly low for me. I went through a Coach bag phase, but I’ve been in a Vera Bradley phase lately — and they’re much more reasonably priced, especially on base. This one, though, came from JC Penney and is their home brand. Oh, but it’s CUTE! Except it’s faux leather. I really wish it were real leather. But I wanted to go somewhere today just to carry my new purse. How weird is that?!

    Lady, I think that girl behind the counter is suffering from chemo brain. Not you.

  5. yaketyyak permalink
    May 5, 2010 4:57 am

    I own 3 Tignanellos, too, but never new how to pronounce it. Thanks! By the way, that is a very cute bag!

  6. Floweer permalink
    May 5, 2010 6:02 am

    I will be at the grocery store tomorrow – in case you want to hold the coupons again. Isn’t good to know if I am grocery shopping at the same time you are – just by being able to find my car in the lot??? Hope all is well.

  7. Claudia permalink
    May 5, 2010 4:42 pm

    Love the bag! Love the wide stripes, so summery, they remind me of awnings on cabanas at the beach! Wear it in good health! xoxo

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