Sunday, September 16, 2007

An Unexpected Surprise

You know that feeling you get when you reach into the pocket of a winter coat you haven't worn in months and find a 10-dollar bill? Or when you find a refund check from Banana Republic in your mailbox because for some reason, you paid more than the balance on the card? Or when you find something that you just really, really love but forgot you had?

Well, I had a feeling like that tonight when I was cleaning/organizing my pantry. I was throwing some old food away and kind of taking inventory of the food I have, when I saw something I never expected to see at this time of year: a Cadbury Creme Egg! Can you believe it? After all these months, there was one egg left in my candy stash that I didn't know I had!

Could it still be fresh? Or would it have that waxy residue on the chocolate shell, like so many chocolates do after months of storage in room temperature? I sat down right on my pantry floor and started to unwrap the foil. I doubted it was still good. To my wonderful surprise, it was. It was glorious! A fresh celebration of Easter just before Halloween! What an odd event! But I savored every moment of it.

All in all, a good end to the night's activities -- one of which included attending my first college football game. I'll tell you about that tomorrow . . .


Thing I'm thankful for: the desire to learn.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lauren said...

Tech got BEAT.
Tell Kevo I said "Go dawgs."

You know what I'm already looking forward to? Those Christmas tree-shaped Reese's that come out in about a month or two. Yay-uh.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous ashley said...

Sara Snow, I love you!

I love finding things like that...especially when you least expect it! I'm glad you got to savor the moment :)

And I agree with Lauren...Peanut Butter Christmas Trees are yum-tastic!!!

7:17 AM  
Blogger Jacki said...

I love any surprises like that! When I find Valentine Day Dove Hearts I get that same feeling!

And yes, you need to come play tennis with us. Brooks is a great coach. We spent about an hour on my serve the other day and he was completely patient with me.

1:33 PM  

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