A few hours ago I started thinking about WHAT to make for dinner. I haven't been feeling too well and so I have been procrastinating the inevitable. MOOSE! That's what I'll make. A while back some good friends of ours gave us some deer and moose meat. I was in the hospital with Ben at the time and so Steve put it away in our freezer. I love wild game. Especially when it's FREE! I decided that we'd dig into our stash and have some moose. I remember seeing this bag and thinking it was part of the wild game - not sure why. Probably because it was with the rest of it. (if I had put the meat away, I would have known it wasn't) So today I opened it wondering what kind of meat it was.
I found it particularly odd that it was in a cloth bag, but whatever.
So when I opened the bag, I saw the words CHOCOLATE. Then I immediately thought I had a GIANT chocolate bar that I had just come across - SCORE! Then part of me felt guilty for not finding it sooner so that I could THANK our dear friends for the meat AND chocolate. (this friend of mine often showers me with gourmet chocolate, so it was no surprise that she would do that)
Then I opened the bag and saw THIS. It's better than chocolate, I promise. It's a book that my mother and I pass back and forth. (I blogged about it a long time ago here) It's like chocolate for the soul. Makes me feel good to read her notes that are written just for ME. I love it even more that we've turned it into a game. When we write in the book, we then hide it in a place where we will eventually find it. Like today. In my freezer.
It's a tradition that I love and hope to carry on for a long time.
Thanks mom...I needed this today.