Friday, February 19, 2021


 Today I came home to my children and Geoff waiting for me.  He handed me a little bag of hard candies.  It was a bag of hard candy licorice.  I picked it out when we went to Cracker Barrel a few weeks ago.  Honestly, I had forgotten about it.  He had picked out a few candies for the children and this bag made it into the total.

I can't eat the traditional black licorice twists like the one that comes in bags with strawberry as the more popular option.  I can't eat the Good N'Plenty's that come with the white and hot pink candy coating.   Yum!!!  I usually can't find the black Chuckles and I'm not sure I could eat them even if I could find them.  I only get the black licorice taste when I come cross them at the Dollar Store mixed in with the jelly beans.  I get to collect them on Easter from my children's Easter basket.   

Geoff told me that he didn't like licorice.  My son who loves root beer, I knew that he wouldn't mind it.  I gave him one of the hard candies to try and he was happy to get it.   I'm not surprised.  I finally put the candy in my mouth.  The strong, delicious, rich flavor was a welcome delight to my taste buds.  I was so happy.

Later he took us out to dinner and spoiled us with books.  Julie should have never posted that the book store was closing and everything was 25% off.  I am not a fan of chocolate.  I got what I wanted for Valentine's Day.  I got words.  This is what I wanted.  It was not a card given to me as an afterthought.  It was chosen and sent out in the mail to make sure that I would get it in time.  Today, I got a book of love poems by my favorite poet, Pablo Neruda.  

Joking around he sang to me the Rolling Stones, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need."  Isn't that the truth!!  Man, God is good to me!!!  And every now and again, instead of manna, you just might get quail.  Praise the Lord!!!

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