Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Not sure which I love more: my mother-in-law, or the chocolate

Obviously, it's been a rough couple of days.

And my mother-in-law, thankfully, knows full well that nothing brightens my day faster than a piece of Dove dark chocolate.

So, Sunday, when we went over to my in-laws after purchasing our new appliances (more about those later!), she had a bag of Dove hearts waiting for me. Yea, me!

Jim likes milk chocolate, not dark, so I knew there'd be no hard feelings if I took the bag to work. How handy for my 3 pm sweet tooth moment.

And wouldn't you know it? Today, I counted out the pieces, and there is exactly one piece for each work day I have left until Christmas vacation (ie, we go to Florida)! I know it's kind of a silly observation, but humor me. It's like my own little grown-up-and-taken-out-of-context Advent calendar. Sort of.

Hey. Whatever gets you through the day, no?


ntstultz said...

Cute Monica!

The Balsmeyer Family said...

Aww...I love Linda, too! How convenient that the number works out so well! :)

Kendra said...

Hi Monica,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a friendly comment =-).
I personally love your modern day adult advent calendar!!
I read through a couple of your most recent posts...and I wanted to say how very, very sorry I am for your loss. I lost my first (and only so far) pregnancy to miscarriage, and I know how painful and lonely it can be. I will be praying you feel the Lord's comfort and peace.
kendra =-)

Angela said...

Hugs! I pray for you a lot.
Oh, and I totally hear you on the dark chocolate. No other chocolate can quite compare. ;)

Mom said...

Does that mean if I buy you more dark chocolate that you guys will stay until it's gone? If so, watch out. You three are in our prayers always. Love ya.