Back from the grocery store - I went before noon and it was surprisingly easy to navigate around New Pi because it wasn't busy, yet (I didn't attempt Hy-Vee). There was also a farmer's market occuring so that might have had something to do with it.
I now have some yummy veggies, bread, and deli meat so I can at least feed myself at home rather than always seeing what take-away is available.
The kitty-boys are now on their extra-best behavior because I also have cheese. And they like cheese. Dante is also trying to wash my face since that shows he loves me and lovey kitties get treats.
Or so they think. Dante is the fat kitty; he and I are in the same boat diet-wise.