Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FOUND ME A SURPRISE!

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.
xoxo

14 comments:

Kaleb said...

That is so funny mom!

Love, Kaleb

April said...

I love it! What a special tradition with you and your mom....
Enjoy the moose! :)

Zion And Missy said...

Ah...love this. It's an awesome idea. I had this going on with my mom, but I have not seen the item in years. hahahha Gave me a laugh tonight. Thanks for this post!

TMI Tara said...

What a beautiful tradition. Now you've got me curious about the book!

I've never had moose, but I take advantage of the elk meat my brother gives us every year!

TMI Tara said...

I just ordered a used copy for $2 from amazon. Can't wait!!! Thanks for the recommendation :)

Jo Jo said...

laughing. hoping tmi tara didn't really want to read the book. funny it went in the freezer. probably since your birthday. wish I had one of those traditions.

LL said...

LOVE IT!!
that mom of yours is CRAFTY.

The VW's said...

What a great tradition between you and your mom! I love that she hid it in the freezer! What a nice surprise!

Joy said...

I love surprises!!

Amy M. said...

Wow, that is so neat. What a fun tradition, and sounded like you were inspired to open the freezer today to remind you that you are thought of on a continual basis and loved.

shirlgirl said...

Oh, yum! I'd never find that kind of a surprise in my freezer!! Guess I need someone like your Mom to "hide" something in mine. (Smile) Hope Ben is feeling better. Lots of love from us.

Jenny said...

Hah!
Funny. Glad it didn't take you three millennium to find it this time...
xo

Amy said...

i never read your post about this book so i went back and read about it. It made me smile. I LOVE it. Who knew this random dollar book would become such a treasure. love it!!

Christy said...

Your family is full of fun surprises!
IF I ever live in NH I think I will try moose, however, not a second before then.