Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A bargain for you

Cheapskate, skinflint, frugal, I suppose all of those words applied when I was a young mom and we had to stretch every paycheck.

The day after Valentine's Day my late, best friend and next door neighbor, Rose, and I used to drop the kids off at school and make a beeline to Walgreens Pharmacy to purchase the biggest, most beautifully decorated boxes of chocolates for our moms. Half price! It made us and our mothers so happy.

I thought I'd make my honey happy, so yesterday, I went outside in my pink robe and black tennis shoes at dawn and stomped a big heart in the snow on the lawn. I used a broom handle to write I LOVE YOU. Hubby woke and with coffee in his hand I told him to look outside and see what was going on.

"I KNOW, it snowed a couple of inches."

"No, look out the door."

He gazed out and said, "The darn squirrels are back, they've been running around
like crazy in the snow."

He's a big joker. I hugged him and we acted silly.

Four year old Nicole, lying on the couch, giggled and said, "You guys gave me smiles."

We went to dinner and then for a nice walk as the snow melted at 40 degrees. In the evening we played Wii bowling. I kicked Bill's butt, jumped up to cheer and kicked a hand weight which was on the floor, and broke my toe next to the baby toe. Another memorable Valentine's day.

Hope someone treated you right yesterday. Just a reminder, 50% off Valentine's Day candies today at Walgreens if you want to treat yourself.


Sioux Roslawski said...

Bill said "darn"?

Tell Bill that someday, I am going to get back at him for the soda on the chair too-late comment.

I'm glad you had a great day yesterday.

Pat Wahler said...

Ugh! The worst part about breaking a toe in cold weather is not being able to put on your shoe! (Speaking from experience)

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Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Linda,
Sounds like you had a perfect day, except for the broken toe. Ouch.
P.S. My word verification is usimbrip. Who comes up with these?

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I suppose I could have done something magnificent, me having a whole unscathed parking lot. Maybe next year, maybe when I have a sink with running water in my bathroom and I can shower without leaving the warm confines of my home ...... or maybe not. Yes, he forgot, or he remembered and ignored the day. Maybe I was a little witchy, or bitchy.

BB said...

What a great compliment from a child! That is just so sweet. Glad you had a great day!

Lynn said...

Oh No Your Toe! But sounds like some other nice memories made up for it!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

What a great idea, to tromp in the snow! Brilliant. It's nice that you and your hubby like to play. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh no, I hope your toe heals quickly.

I missed the after-Valentine's-Day sales. Maybe there will be a few items left tomorrow.