I have blogged before about the delicious brown sugar glazed almonds I was introduced to at my MILs house during the holidays. They were hard to find here, and I even contacted the company about obtaining samples for my bariatric surgery support group, and have yet to receive the promised samples. My husband is not good with Valentine’s day. I don’t know if he just forgets it or he isn’t romantic enough to celebrate it or what the deal is, but this year, he’ll be away at a convention on Valentine’s day, and most of the weekend before and after, so I have no hope that I’ll receive as much as a phone call from him to celebrate the occasion. But we received a package today from my in-laws. Inside were Valentine cards for the kids, a birthday card for Eilis, some cute Christmas trays, a few other things, and several jars of OVEN ROASTED ALMONDS in the Cinnamon Brown Sugar flavor!!! Oh my gosh, I so LOVE these nuts! They’re a good source of protein, and low enough in sugars that I can enjoy a nice sized handful of them without dumping. And popped in the microwave for just a couple of seconds, they really remind me of the roasted nuts you get at Disney World or a fair. SO good.
It was so nice of her to think of me and send them. And they arrived at a time when I truly needed a pick me up. With all the kids sick, Jim spending only about 5 and a half total days home in the month of February, a list of writing assignments I have to complete, and Eilis’ birthday to plan, it was so nice to have someone think of me.
Thanks, Mom and Russ. And Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂