Thursday, June 19, 2008

Little Things...

Husband has created a habit over the years of surprising me with little things that made him think of me. In the past, its usually been Chocolate or some kind of sweet as that is my weakness. Since I've started seriously trying to loose weight he's been at a loss for what to buy on those occasions. It's been driving him nuts. He's trying really hard not to encourage me to eat things I shouldn't but out of habit he often buys those things that I should least have.

Well, Husband did something incredibly sweet today. He and Shecky went to the Woodlands Mall. He took Shecky to the Houston Museum of Natural Science there. Sheck had a BLAST. This allowed me to rest while I was having a good deal of pain today. Shecky got to dig for fossils and do all sorts of other things I can't remember because when he was telling me about them I was half out of it. (Ahhh Vicodin you are a goddess.)

They also went to Barnes and Nobles. Husband was aware of the fact that I was reading a new author. I bought a book of hers a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it... only to realize it was in the middle of a fricking series and I had then 2nd book... not the first. Last night, I bought the third. I was pissed because I could NOT find the first book. He found it for me and brought it home. :)

Now, for this next bit of my being spoiled today you have to understand one thing. I love to cook. I know I haven't talked much about that but living with my folks my opportunities to be adventurous with my cooking are... limited... at best. Dad like what he likes and doesn't really enjoy trying new things. Mom is happy to let him have his way. I get bored out of my mind.
I'm not a foodie by any means. I will NOT eat goat testicles or squid. I just can't bring myself to do it knowingly. I DO like to try different recipes and whatnot to keep things fresh.

Upon exploring The Woodlands Mall, he also found this place called Oil & Vinegar. They sell all sorts of flavored olive oil and balsamic vinegar. OH MAH GAH! He got me a cruet of each. Strawberry Balsamic which is going to be AMAZING over fruit or a nice fresh salad and some Garlic infused Olive Oil. Oh yeah... I'm using it tonight. Pan frying some chicken breasts seasoned with salt and black pepper and then dressed with some fresh lemon juice just before serving. Yeah it doesn't sound all that adventurous to me but OMG does my kitchen smell amazing!!!!

Edited to Add: OMG. He just took me out to the Woodland's Mall. That store is MADE. OF. AWESOME! I am now snacking on Pomegranite Olive Oil and Chibatta Bread. HEAVEN! I also got some Cherry Balsamic Vinegar to dress some fresh fruit with.... ::Drools:: I do not deserve him heh.

Also, I WENT TO THE MALL! Y'all I haven't been to the mall in 3 years because I couldn't walk. I walked that sucker and was FINE!!! WOOT.


Mike said...

The food sounds good and I bet it smells amazing.

I have a couple standbys that I use when I want to cheer my wife up.

Those little 3-5 dollar flower things from the grocery store where all the flowers are the same kind.

And magazines like People and In Touch.

The magazines are particularly popular because then she can veg out on the couch for the evening.

La Petite Chic said...

My favorite snack in the world is bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar! I wish we had one of those stores near us.

zdoodlebub said...

OK, you are the second blogger I've read in as many weeks writing about Stephenie Meyer. Gonna hit the bookstore today. I need me some fun reads - you should see the pile of self-help/spirituality books by my bed. I'm weary of all the growing.