My mother is probably going to want to kill me for this. Heck, even Charles' mom will probably think it was a bad idea. But we realized Tuesday night that we had maybe two weeks' worth of rice in the house. For just the two of us.
Charles' parents arrive in a little over a week, and the household rice (and other Korean grocery) cooking and consumption will (I hope!) skyrocket. Egads! What will we eat?!?
So we made an executive decision. Even though I'd rather stick pretty close to home or to the hospital, Charles took most of the day off work yesterday and we drove to Amsterdam to the Korean grocer's. We got rice, kimchi, kogi (sliced short ribs), real soy sauce (not the crappy, cheap kind we picked up on the last trip), miyuk (seaweed) and canned oysters for miyuk-guk (seaweed soup - gotta be good for strong, breastfed babies, right?), mandu (dumplings), soju (Korean alcohol so that Charles and his dad can drink to the new baby), plus lunch of kimbap, a California roll and some kimchi mandu. It was good. And now the Korean cupboard is stocked. We're ready for the baby and for Charles' parents to arrive!
Also, I've started to promise Charles when he goes to the office or walks the dog that I won't have the baby while he's gone.
This post was written while pondering the Dutch highway system.