Green with Panic

It’s sad but true.

When my fridge becomes devoid of any green vegetable, I panic.  Slightly.

Remember how I was gloating about the fact that my dinner last night had 4 kinds of vegetables in it?

Well, this smart guy over here used up pretty much all of the veggies left in her fridge for that.  Now I’m left with a half a bag of carrots, some onions and a potato.

That frightening reality meant that I had to fly over to my local {overpriced} grocery store on my lunch break today and panickyly (not a word, I know, just go with it) threw together a huge salad with a lot of green in it and also picked up a big ass bunch of kale and a zucchini and stored them in my break room fridge for the rest of the afternoon.

They’re stuffed in that plastic bag.  It’s not a big fridge.

After that, my blood pressure slowly went back down.

I’m guessing that I found myself in this state today because of my mother’s insistence through all of my formative years that “without green vegetables, one’s body and soul (yes, soul) will shrivel into a sad, seepy mess which no one will ever love and children will fear”.

Scare tactics work.

Mom, you teached me good.

You know what I’m going to do to my someday-could-be children of my future?

I’m going to tell them every day that, “if you don’t eat all your mac ‘n cheese, your body and soul (yes, soul) will turn into a sad, seepy mess that no one will love and children will fear”.

My kids are gonna turn out a lot cooler than me.

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12 thoughts on “Green with Panic

  1. Scare tactics totally work. My dad used them on me, and I in turn used them on my trainees at my old job. Of course, I was soon banned from training anyone else. But let me tell you, the few I had, they turned out the best. 🙂

  2. I laughed because I have to put up post-its that look very similar when I go grocery shopping over lunch as well.

    Because I don’t know how many times I’ve accidentally left something overnight. Or for multiple days… oops.

    • I didn’t even think about frozen veggies! I have some peas…but they’re for emergency use only. Truth be told, I’m not the biggest fan of peas on their own.

  3. Haha, I definitely feel better with green veggies in my life. I finally got back into the green monster groove this morning. such a lovely way to start the day.

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