Heh. Thing is, I did give DH a list. He's just a bit clueless... for instance, he didn't get mayonnaise because when I was chatting to him online and said 'We need mayonnaise so we can have Caesar salad', I didn't add 'so add it to the list of ingredients I just told you'. So he had to make an emergency dash to the dairy to grab some when we were halfway through making dinner. 'Make sure you get mayonnaise', quoth I, and he came back six minutes later proudly bearing a jar of tartare sauce.
I love the man dearly, but occasionally I do get the impression that the wheel is spinning but the hamster's dead. Side note: Caesar salad made with tartare sauce isn't half bad, actually.
In other news, DH has been summonsed for jury duty. Which means that, if it should take the entire week, we'll be $600 out of pocket because the Government doesn't pay as well as his workplace (which is also the Government, kinda, but I digress). Really NOT good timing, as we're trying to save enough that DH can take two weeks off for paternity leave! And they want him the day he's travelling back from his conference. So he's going to ask to have it postponed.... which will still be financially pesky in the long run, but better than having to do without right now. Especially because I've just realised I don't actually have everything I need for the baby after all! I still need vasty numbers of cloth nappies, not to mention mama pads and breast pads. And my darling mother, who ought to understand frugality, spend half of yesterday trying to persuade me to buy a maternity swimsuit and maternity trousers, while I kept repeating like a broken record 'Yes, it's lovely but I can't afford it'...
Okay, enough whingeing. Life isn't that bad really, I just get a bit angsty about the money stuff. There's good news though! My step-grandfather wanted to buy us a pram for the baby as a gift. So yesterday we found one that was cheap enough it could come with a capsule attachment for under his budgeted price, meaning we now have a baby carseat as well as a pram. And as it can fit into anyone's car, DH decided (much to my relief) not to borrow $3500 from his father to buy a car which neither of us want. We'd only really use it on Sundays to get to church, and Mum's offered to take us; the rest of the week he lives close to work, and I can bus or walk wherever I need to go. It isn't an ideal long-term solution, but it's ridiculous for a three-person family to have two vehicles, when only one of us can drive and he lives five minutes' walk from work! Plus, cars are evil.