Wednesday afternoon - I'm on my way home from work, running all around doing errands. It's 4:10, and Brett calls.
Brett: "Hi! Just wanted to know if you needed me to pick anything up from the store."
Me: "Hunh? What store? Are you going somewhere? Are you out of work already?"
Brett: "No - I leave in 50 minutes, and just thought I'd see if you need anything from the store."
Me: "Oh. Ummm... What store are you going to?"
Brett: "No where in particular. Do you need me to get any groceries?"
(ok, this is getting odd... I do the grocery shopping unless I have a crisis midway through something, or if Brett's already going out, then he's always helpful at getting something....but there's nothing going on where he'd think I need something...)
Me: "Ummm....(thinking) No, I think we're ok. I've kinda already got dinner mapped out in my head...we're all set. (thinking I'm about to wrap up the conversation while driving)"
Brett: "Oh, ok. Hey. Any suggestions on what I should bring to a potluck buffet at work on Friday?"
AH HA! So that's what this is! LOL It's "is there anything you need me to pick up in case you were willing to make something for my work event? LOL! So we talk it through, with me giving him a hard time. We settle on him getting the stuff for me to make the pumpkin muffins that were so good. I get home, see the grocery flyer says all the things we need are on major sale starting the next day. I call Brett back and tell him not to bother picking them up on his way home that day - I'll get 'em the next day when they're on sale.
Thursday. Driving home. Rush into the grocery store and stock up on canned pumpkin, cake mixes, choc chunks, bananas and more... Get home. Kitchen's already a mess. Make more of a mess whipping up two batches - 24 muffins - WITH streusel topping. Get 'em in the oven. Clean kitchen. Empty and load dishwasher. More cleaning. Muffins are out. Mmmm - smells good! Go outside to water all the plants (this takes awhile since so many are in pots waiting to be planted). Brett gets home while I'm watering.
He looks a little guilty about something - I'm wondering if he also picked up the ingredients - TOTALLY not a big deal, as we can always use them.
Me: "Hi! Your muffins just came out a short while ago and are sitting on the counter cooling for you to take to work tomorrow. I'll try making a cream cheese frosting for some of them - just like Einstein Bagel's had."
Brett: "Yeah, um...."
Me: "What - you picked up the ingredients also?"
Brett: "No. Actually...."
Me: "What - don't tell me you don't need them now!?"
Brett: "It's NEXT Friday."
Me: "What!? When'd you find out!?"
Brett: "After lunch. I knew I should've called you..."
Har har - yeah, I guess so! OH WELL - we each took some in to work, and they went over really well!
Wonder what I'll be making NEXT Thursday nite!?