Last week when we deep cleaned the house in preparation for the new year, I made a shopping list of all of the things we needed, from toiletries to food to other stuff. Today hubby and I took the list, hit up a half dozen stores (early in the morning to avoid the crowds) and bought everything we needed to completely stock up our fridge, freezer, pantry, toiletries, and other consumables. Hopefully we wont need to do much shopping except for produce for the next couple months! I always hate running out of things (especially recipe ingredients when I am in the middle of cooking something!) so we make it a habit to have a back up of everything we use, from toilet paper and coffee creamer to toothpaste and canned foods. I think we are completely ready for the new year now. Hopefully the new year will be a much better year for everyone!