Little G has mentioned a couple of times recently that he thinks we should have a pet. The other day at the dinner table he brought it up again, pointing out that we don't have any pets and that we really should get a dog. Since I refuse to get an animal until I am finished dealing with human, um, excrement, I launched into this long explanation about all the work you have to do for a dog (take him for a walk even when it's cold or rainy, clean up his business, etc, etc). When I was finished, he sat there and looked contemplative for a moment.
"What do you do with cats?" he wanted to know. :)
I just got back from the local grocery store on what I thought was a simple errand - buy a chocolate cake mix. Sounds simple. But when I got there, not only did I have to decide which brand of mix to purchase, but just in one brand, there were FIVE different types of chocolate cake mix! I had to pick between chocolate fudge, milk chocolate, devil's food chocolate, german chocolate, and chocolate chocolate chip.
Maybe it's so-called 'pregnant brain,' but I literally couldn't make a decision...I was frozen right there in the baking goods aisle of our small town IGA, totally incapable of making this monumental choice.
In the end I shook myself out of my stupor and went with the german chocolate...because it's a black forest cake I'm making, and the Black Forest is in Germany, right? Oh, and then got home and realized the recipe actually called specifically for Devil's Food. Too bad - I'm not going back!