18 May 2012

these are a few of my (soldier's) favourite things . . .

Greetings all,
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

28 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

:) i can tell you're excited!

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

What a lucky Man! Enjoy your time together = )

Claireyhewitt said...

Enjoy his time home!

But really, who can eat just two smarties? I can easily not open them at all, but would sure struggle to only eat a couple once that box was undone.

ally said...

I can feel your excitement from here
So happy you can spoil him in person...he won't even notice the legs!!

The Accidental Housewife said...

I am so INCREDIBLY EXCITED for you!

Enjoy, Posie!

(But you do know his favourite thing will be you, right? *evil chuckle*)

Jode said...

How exciting for you all....and even more exciting that he loves to cook i think! Am sure he is going to feel very special(and a tad bloated possibly) with all those special foods. Enjoy....so happy for you!

Bree said...

Oh come on everyone knows Brie is way better than Camembert! So glad he's nearly home. I was going to volunteer to go and wave the flag for him at Brissie airport. :-)

Miss Rosie said...

I love the name the "I love you " shop.

I send some care packages over to our troops and I have to say, everytime I do, I always wish I could send them some fresh fruit and veggies, after all the packet stuff they get, it must be really missed.

Leah said...

Love seeing your excitement :)

le_third said...

this is the sweetest expression of 'long term married I love' love I have seen in a while :) lucky him and lucky you le xox

Tania said...

Damn it woman! This is big! Two big ticks for the shopping and light bulb gymnastics - I reckon you should go for a third with the legs. Even if it is the last shave before the height of summer hits!

MAY THAT HOMECOMING BE EVERY KIND OF WONDERFUL.

brismod said...

Now Posie...you know he'll be too busy ravishing you to bother about ravishing the food!!

You guys are just gorgeous. xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks ladies, i wasn't sure how boring this post might sound - grocery shopping - you totally got it, the simple things that make him feel appreciated. You guys are the greatest!! Thank you, love Posie
PS i did quickly shave my legs though!!

Amanda said...

Great fun post Posie, I can feel your excitement from here, have fun.

trash said...

Loving the phrase 'I love you' shop. Quietly thrilled for all of you he will be home soon.

Sindy said...

So exciting - give him a big big hug for me (not that you will need the excuse!!). I bet he wants the orange juice first...

mel @ loved handmade said...

I'm even excited!! I love this shop, it's the little things you know...enjoy your man being home, wonderful!!

Coal Valley View said...

Gorgeous Posie! All of it. So happy you guys :-D

Tales of a Tai Tai said...

So excited for you! Not long now! I'd be pretty happy if I came home to all those delicious treats!! And a loving family like yours. Bet he is one happy man x

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

Oh this post is just so sweet, he will appreciate it so much I have no doubt. Enjoy having him home,

Sarah said...

That preparation is so much fun! It felt so good to stock up on my husband's favorite things and staples right before he came home from Afghanistan. First time I was every happy about a high grocery bill - it meant one big eater was coming back!

Jan-Maree said...

Sigh! Big smile here! Happy reunion you two! Big hugs for both of you!

polkadotpeticoat said...

How exciting.....

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Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Wonderful! Welcome home (soon) and ENJOY!!

Mum on the Run said...

Hee hee.
Gorgeous.
I'm pretty sure you don't need me to tell you to ENJOY!!!
xxx

supermac said...

So happy for you, Posie. Enjoy!!! <3

Sally said...

Favourite things are the best. I can feel the excitement in this post. I'm excited for you.