Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Pills

I saw them and immediately picked them up. Perhaps you remember them too. You know the Dad's Oatmeal cookies that come wrapped up two at a time in clear plastic. The really crunchy dry cookies that break in half with a snap, that crunch in your mouch with satisfying resistance, that taste like childhood - those.

I picked up a package immediately. Joe loves these cookies. So do I. But we don't have cookies around the house with me being diabetic and all. I know, I know, one cookie every now and then is fine but PLEASE, if I could actually eat only one cookie every now and then I wouldn't be diabetic now would I! Anyways, I saw the wee package and bought it.

It sat at my desk and made eyes at me all day. But I left it there. It was a little gift for Joe and I intended on giving it to him when he arrived to pick me up from work. We are nearing our anniversary and I've been thinking about something nice to do for Joe, something to let him know how I feel ... I've not thought of the perfect thing yet but there are still a few days.

Joe arrived and I noticed him notice the little package on my desk, his eyes kept tracking back to the lovely duo and I paid him no heed. Just before leaving I picked them up and said, 'I got these for you.'

Man, you should have seen the joy on his face. He stuffed them in his pocket and said gleefully that he'd eat them in the car on the way home. I swear he bounced out of the office. All at the price of 50 cents and he was happy.

I've resolved to stop thinking that I've got to always come up with the grand plan, the big thing and the absolute right wrapping paper. That I had to wait until the perfect moment, the right time ... No, instead, I'm going to concentrate on doing a bunch of little things whenever they occur to me. Because it's always the right time.

For cookies.

The ones that taste of thoughtfulness.

14 comments:

girlonwheels said...

I'm new to your blog but I will be back- interesting reading.

Kris Stableford said...

Loved the post yesterday, loved this one a little bit more. Thanks!

wendy said...

Lovely.

Carrie said...

Did he share?!

You are very thoughtful, Dave.

Anonymous said...

That was absolutely the best wrapping paper ever. And the present? Yummm. I think I'll stick around for another 40 years. What say you? Joe

Brenda said...

Aww...you guys are just too cute! But you're absolutely right: the best things I've gotten over the years are those little, tiny, spur-of-the-moment gifts from hubby and kids. They're never expensive, but oh, so valuable.

CJ said...

I had a moment like this a few minutes ago. My husband has been working lots of over time. I made him a very nice lunch and he was so appreciative. (salsa chicken, mashed baby reds, artichoke hearts and a large snickers bar.)

We are nearing our 22nd anniversary.

liz said...

You both are as delicious as crispy oatmeal cookies.

CJ said...

I prefer chewy oatmeal cookies!

Cynthia F. said...

you guys have a very sweet romance. i'm so happy for you both.

Anonymous said...

I think that Joe is absolutely right....enjoy the next forty years!

Kristine said...

"Drive one street over from the one busy people take."

"It's always the right time. For cookies. The ones that taste of thoughtfulness."

So many pearls of wisdom! I don't know if I can keep them all in my head! :)

jueb said...

it's amazing how it's the little things that sometimes mean more than doing great big things. Cookies Mmmmmmmm so good yet so bad

rickismom said...

The grandioce can impress... but most people can do it if they have enough reason to. It's the small things, day after day that let you know where you really stand.