Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's the little things

So I have been checking the commissary for the jimmy dean sausage that I use to make stuffing and in the breakfast casserole I make for Christmas morning. Well they haven't had it in forever. I went yesterday and it was still out and I was pretty discouraged that they would get it at this point. I could make the stuffing without it and it would be no big deal but what was I going to do about breakfast for Christmas? I love this casserole because you make it the night before then pop it into the over in the morning so once the presents are all opened it's ready! Perfect in my humble opinion! They had some other sausage but nothing that seemed like it would work. For some reason I've been really bothered by this. Not only are we away from family but it seemed like an end to a tradition that really in the big picture isn't a big deal, but to me, yesterday, it was.

So I'm sure you're wondering what the point of this rambling post it! Well this morning Josh called to have me bring him his razor (he's on duty and has been gone since yesterday morning) so after we dropped it off I figured I would run by the commissary real quick to get wax paper since I was already out. Well while we were there I thought I'll just check one last time for the sausage and IT WAS THERE! I could have cried I was so happy.

About sausage.

Strange I know.

Apparently I have issues.

Blame my mother.

Just kidding Mom!



Meredith said...

Oh, those little things....I'm so happy that you have your sausage. It will be a Merry Chrismas after all!

AKBrady said...

The best Christmas present I EVER received was when we were in South Carolina. Christmas trees there are pine and cost a fortune. I had never purchased a tree in my life, and was feeling very discouraged about the loss of our family tradition of tromping Snoqualmie Pass in search of the Charlie Brown tree.
My father FedEx'd us a tree. An entire, 6 ft noble fir.
I cried when I opened the big box and smelled home.
I understand completely.

Jeni said...

I don't know why I'm having such a hard time this year, it's not like this is the first time I've been away from home over the holidays! I even had Grace the first time we moved away.

Thanks for the tree story, what a sweet man your father is! Dot sent me a package of the tea I love from Starbucks and I was so excited to open it, everytime I drink some it's like a little bit of home!

Natalie said...

We hear you girl! Finding certain ingredients can be really difficult abroad...and annoying during the holidays, when you just want a literal taste of the home you're missing so much.

So so happy for you that you got your sausage. You go, girl.

Amanda~n~Adam said...

maybe I have issues too (maybe? hahaha who am I kidding) I had tears in my eyes reading about your lack of sausage! I'm so excited that you got your sausage!

Jennifer said...

Me too Amanda!!
It IS the LITTLE things!!
I hope your Christmas was as fantastic as it could be!!!