Sweat it Out:
Elliptical 1 Hour (okay, so I haven’t actually gotten to the gym yet this morning, but now that I’ve written it I have to go. Have I mentioned that after being sick my motivation is lacking?)
Maybe I’m not ALWAYS right, but when it comes to disputes with me and the hub’s, I usually am (probably because I have a better memory than D-train). This time of year I am flooded with memories. Family traditions, Christmas parties of the past, memorable and thoughtful gifts that I have received, but there is one memory that always gives me a chuckle, and I thought I would share it with you on this fine day.
I am a procrastinator. I will admit it. I always have the best intentions, but they never seem to pan out until the 11th hour. Three years ago I decided that I wanted to make a treat for all of our neighbors. I hadn’t planned anything, and didn’t have a whole lot of ingredients or cute plates to put them on, so I thought about using an Eagle Fudge Kit (right about now my hub’s is seeing where this story is going). It was literally December 20th, when all of the convenient kits are out of stock. Plus I had never used a kit, and hoped that it wasn’t something I made up in my head.
The first place I thought I had seen them was at Sam’s Club. We scoured that warehouse with no luck. Second we went to Safeway where we searched high and low, and even asked an employee if they had any.
Hub’s: “Are you sure there is such a thing as a Fudge Kit?”
Me: “Yes, I know I have seen them before.”
Hub’s “Have you ever used one before?”
Me: “No, but I know they make them.”
Next stop was Wal-mart. This time we checked everywhere and then asked an employee. By this time my hub’s is leery about these so called “fudge kits” and is beginning to think they don’t exist. The Wal-mart worker agrees, he thinks they don’t exist. AM I GOING CRAZY? I seriously just saw them in the summer and thought “those would be great neighbor gift for Christmas”. Now its on, I am finding a fudge kit (I am SO not stubborn).
The final stop was City Market. We were tired of driving from store to store and, same as every other store, they didn’t have them and possibly don’t exist.
I conceded. I had just wasted 3 hours of my life looking for something that doesn’t exist. I didn’t end up making anything for my neighbors, and bought toffee for my co-workers instead.
6 months later….
We do our food shopping every Monday. At the time I would go up and down every aisle adding things we need. I went down the baking aisle and grabbed some brown sugar and chocolate chips so I could make some cookies. What I saw next made me stop and stare, and then get a ginormous smile on my face.
I then turned to Dustin and said “let it be known that I may not be right now, but I will eventually prove that I am never wrong”. We laughed so hard that we couldn’t speak, and we still laugh every time we see one of these fudge kits. Especially around the holidays.
- Do you give neighbor gifts?
- Do you have a funny holiday store? Share in the comments!