Friday, October 9, 2009

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

One of my favorite times of the year has arrived. The weather is turning cooler, the leaves are changing and the catalogs have begun to arrive. And I don't mean the usual clothing, toy or electronic catalogs. I mean the cheese, sausage and chocolate catalogs.

Every year I pull these colorful marketing tools out of my mailbox and drool over the items they contain. I have long dreamed of one day getting a huge box of assorted meats and oh-so-wonderful cheeses from the likes of Hickory Farms, petits fours from Figi's or even a Forest Friends log from Swiss Colony.

I've even told my husband he is welcome to get me something from those purveyors of pure pleasure for Christmas or my birthday, but he thinks that wouldn't be a good present for a husband to give his wife. One year, my mom did send me something from one of them, and I eagerly ripped open the box to find...a small soup pot and bag of 21-bean soup. No chocolate. No cake. No cheese.  *sigh*

I may have to break down and purchase something for myself one of these days, but for now, I will enjoy my trips to the mailbox. I will revel in the visually aromatic photos of cheese spreads, chocolate-covered cakes and various fudges from various parts of the world. For now, I will simply continue to indulge in one of my favorite fall/winter traditions. Maybe I should purchase that sterling silver drool cup I saw online.


Vicki Lane said...

May chocolate and cheese adorn your mailbox, Susan! Those catalogs are, indeed, mighty tempting.

Susan M. Bell said...

From your lips to the postal carrier's ears, Vicki. I think I'm going to start saying "to heck with it" and buy my own treats. Treat myself as it were. I noticed that this year Swiss Colony (I think it was them) has added a penguin cake. I love penguins, so that one is definitely on my "buy it for myself" list. :-)

Angie Bailey said...

You must order a treat for yourself! You deserve a little Hickory Farms lovin', sister!

My mom always gets us treats from Figi's every Christmas...mustards, cheeses and such.

Susan M. Bell said...

Your mom is very cool.