One of the best Christmas/new-year gifts we got was a big sack of home-grown oranges from one of hubby’s colleagues. And when I say they are delicious I’m seriously understating. The first time I ate one of these oranges I was fighting a scratchy sore throat; and right after I ate the orange I noticed my throat felt normal. I asked hubby to ask his friend if I could have a couple more. He said no problem he would swap some oranges for some of hubby’s fish catch. So we traded some Red-fish for some oranges. Believe me I savored those oranges.
Well, when I got back from my surprise trip to Glasgow I found a huge sack of oranges and some grapefruit sitting on my kitchen floor. Because it was a commercial-sized bag I thought hubby had gone nuts and this was my anniversary present from him (more about that later). But it wasn’t. It was Mark’s (his colleague) present to us for Christmas. Whoo-hoo! big old happy-dance. So, we have enjoyed oranges for breakfast and dessert, and any other excuse, daily. But this morning I could see the bottom of the orange bowl! I about had a panic attack. The thought that came rushing through my mind was, ‘What am I going to do when the oranges run out!’ Perish the thought! Guess what I’ll be doing today, digging through the freezer to find a big bag of fish!
Oh, and on that anniversary gift? Hubby tells me when he’s picking me up from the airport, I have an anniversary gift for you at home. Sure enough there’s a big beautifully gift-wrapped box waiting for me on the kitchen table. I was stunned. I thought, Oh my god! He’s seriously gone out and bought me something special! I tell you what, it was very exciting. Right up until I tore open the wrapping paper. It was a $10:00 white plastic electric kettle! Grrr!!! MY beautiful stainless-steel and black kettle has not been turning off when it boils like it should so he thought as an anniversary gift to me he’d replace it! I don’t think so!!!