Would you believe once upon a time I had all my Christmas shopping done and wrapped before Thanksgiving? It’s true but I think I was a different person then, someone who was organized, cleaned the house and liked doing laundry. Now I keep waiting and putting it off. I tell myself that I save money this way but that isn’t necessarily true. Overnight shipping is super expensive.
There is one thing I’m always early to the holiday shopping for and that is the holiday candy. Last week when I went to the commissary (the husband is retired military, shopping at the commissary aka military grocery store is a benefit) I leisurely strolled through the holiday aisles (they have more than one with lots of imported treats from Europe) I spied this box of mints, a US product! I remember having a candy when I was a child that was hard candy on the outside and chocolate in the middle. I picked this up thinking it would be an inferior copy of the original from my memories. I was wrong. These mints are delicious. They call to me day and night from the kitchen. And because they are small I answer their call. I must get back to the commissary for another box.
What treat do you remember from your childhood? What holiday candy are you enjoying?
BIL update: Things are pretty much the same though his numbers are tending better. We keep waiting to see what the doctors will do next.