We’ve got a big family gathering here tomorrow afternoon. Husband’s extended family is heading over for a get together and lots of food is waiting, almost ready! My biggest worry was that the rib roast I ordered turned out to be too small when I picked it up yesterday. “Oh well,” I thought, “everyone will just have to eat a lot of other stuff.” Still. It bothered me. Last time we did this we barely had enough meat and the roast was larger.
Today I made the salads and the do ahead mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes and ambrosia. During all the preparation I realized I was running out of dish washing liquid. Really? I have to go to the store for soap? I planned this project so well specifically to avoid that last minute dash to the store. I really didn’t need anything, except that darn dish washing soap – and something for husband and I to eat today.
So I went to the grocery store which sits right next to a Subway sub shop. The plan was to pick up the soap and then run over to the sub store and pick up dinner for us tonight. In the grocery store I grabbed a couple things, bananas, stuff to make chili for later in the week…and guess what I found at the meat counter? ANOTHER rib roast just exactly the right size to add to the one I ordered! Tomorrow we will have enough meat! What were the odds that I’d run out of something which would make me go to the store when I didn’t really want to go out and that there would be one roast just the perfect size waiting for me. I muscled my way in between two women who were considering hamburger or pork and scooped that roast up.
And I sang along with the radio all the way home. Perfect. Like it was meant to be.
Which I’m sure it was.