From the serious side of life, we've had some worrisome few days here since my elderly father-in-law (who lives with us since my husband and I are his full time caregivers) has been in the hospital since Monday evening for stroke-like symptoms. He has been conscious and stable the whole time, and curiously all the extensive tests that he's undergone do not indicate a stroke. He is, however, very weak and confused. He told me yesterday he could run right now, yet in truth he didn't even have the strength to feed himself. We're hoping he recovers quickly and regains his strength and his awareness of his physical limitations so that he asks for help instead of trying to do things himself that he can't and then risking serious injury.
From the light hearted side of life, I have a true story to share with you about a seasonal cookie you can get at Trader Joe's this time of year if you're lucky and if you're quick!
I ran into my local Trader Joe's for milk the other day. It was one of those rare occasions that I needed nothing else but milk.
So I grabbed a gallon of milk from the refrigerator case. 1% RBST Free Milk for $2.99, which by the way, has got to be the absolute cheapest price you can pay for any kind of milk around here and the fact that it's RBST free? Awesome deal.
With nothing but the milk in hand and blinders on to avoid any wayward purchases, I headed for the check out.
Even with the blinders on, however, there was no way to miss the towering display of what is probably Trader Joe's most popular and most coveted holiday cookie item: The Candy Cane Joe-Joe's.
Candy Cane Joe-Joe's are these chocolate sandwich cookies with crushed candy canes mixed into a vanilla cream center. So yummy. So addictive.
And then I did the most amazing thing.
I kept walking straight for the check out. Can you believe it? I walked past the mile high tower of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's without pause and headed straight for the cash registers.
Thankfully, I realized the err of my ways a moment later, turned right around toward that tower and grabbed a box.
Good thing, too, because you know when I go back for more milk in a couple of days, the Candy Cane Joe Joe's will have completely disappeared.
I should have bought two boxes.
They disappear awfully fast at home, too.
In 36 hours or less, as a matter of fact.
I bet Santa would have loved Candy Cane Joe-Joe's, too. Oh well. ;)
Have you tried Candy Cane Joe-Joe's?
Do you have a favorite store bought holiday treat?