18 May 2012
these are a few of my (soldier's) favourite things . . .
Phew, my handsome soldier is almost home, yahoo!! I did the grocery run to collect all the things he misses while away in the desert. He's super healthy so this junk will last him a while (he's the kind of fit & lean person who will eat 2 Smarties a day, rather than pour the packet into his mouth) & appreciates treats, especially after 9 months at war.
He likes freshly squeezed orange juice & fancy vanilla ice cream (we may have been very poor at times in our marriage, but he never stooped so low as to buy generic icecream.)
Sure soldiers are sent care packages with Tim Tams, Tic Tacs, chips & chocolates while they are deployed, they can even get coca cola on some bases!! But i know he likes real ginger beer, proper whole egg mayonnaise, ripe avocados & my mum's caramel slice (still trying to replicate it, even the dog had a tough time chewing the last batch i ruined & the children refused to eat.) FYI he never asks for anything!! I also stock the fridge so he can cook - cooking is his happy place & i'm very happy for him to go there. So i make sure we have every possible type of cream for whatever might take his fancy & he loves camembert on French bread (he can never remember if he likes camembert or brie, so he always buys both) . . . it's camembert darling!!
A sweet friend of mine Tina said "oh you did the 'i love you' shop, buying his favourite things", what an adorable way to put it. Have to say, i had a big smile on my face while popping these things into the trolley.
You might spy a box of light globes. Gawd, every time he is about to come home, i kid you not, at least 6 lights will blow . . . table lamps, down lights, outdoor spot lights, bathroom heat lights (just to increase the degree of difficulty) . . . freaking annoying but you have to replace them as these guys come home & literally forget where things are & bump, trip, fall over things in the night, so you need to replace those globes!! I spent the day craning my neck, balancing on a stool & changing those globes, when i really should have been shaving my legs, ooppss!! Love Posie