As Tom and I were leaving Costco recently, the check-out clerk commented he wanted to come to our house simply based on what we were buying. It made us laugh as we realized how different seasons require different purchases from the store. For instance, we spent years buying diapers, formula, apple juice and wipes. No one was commenting then that they wanted to follow us home. But we enjoyed that season as much as we are enjoying this season.
You can tell a lot about a person by “reading their shopping cart,” so to speak. And you can learn a lot about yourself based on what you purchase. I haven’t done any deep research on this topic – that would be my friend Lori Lowe’s department – But next time you’re shopping see how much of what you’re buying is because you love your spouse. Make it a habit to pick up one thing that if your spouse were working the check out lane, they’d ask to come home with you!
♥ Fun Dates To Celebrate ♥
The month of February is…National Hot Breakfast Month – Why not plan to bless your spouse with a hot breakfast every morning in February. Not sure you can commit to this? Then try going out for a hot breakfast one morning to celebrate!
Following are the individual dates this week that have special meanings:
31 Backward Day – send you spouse an e-mail typed completely backwards. Or try your hand at writing in cursive backwards – my sister and I learned how to do this during church services when we were little. It was our way of passing notes we didn’t want anyone else to read! I think this little secret would work great between husband and wife too!
31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day – Some guys may go for a visit to the local ceramic studio to make a special piece together to remember this day!
1 National Freedom Day – watch your favorite war movie and thank God for those who have been willing to sacrifice for our freedoms.
2 Ground Hog Day – Punxsutawny Phil’s website has some fun e-cards you could send your spouse to celebrate this tradition.
2 Heavenly Hash Day – Plan to bake something special like brownies or fudge. Or go out to your favorite ice cream parlor!
5 National Weatherman’s Day – Make plans to do something outside and enjoy the weather together. Or you could watch your favorite weather movie likeTwister!
♥ Things To Do In Orlando ♥
Super Bowl Sunday is February 5th. Check out all the places hosting parties for this annual event!
- Orlando – ArtsFest takes place beginning Feb. 1st – 29th. See site for details. Admission is FREE.
- Orlando – 1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art on Feb. 2nd. Admission is FREE from 6p – 9p. The theme this month is Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art in the 21st Century
- College Park – Monday Night Jazz Jam at Taste Restaurant from 8p – midnight. No Cover charge.
- Mt. Dora – Annual Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th. FREE.
- Mt. Dora – Battle of Townsend’s Plantation Re-enactment on Saturday and Sunday, February 4th and 5th at Renninger’s Antique Market – Admission Charge.
- Sanford – Food Truck Bazaar will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 5p – 9p. at The Riverwalk
- UCF Wind Ensemble will perform at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oviedo. The concert is FREE and begins at 7p. on Saturday, February 4th.
What a neat idea, Debi! Great insight.
In this “season” of our life, Robert is doing more of the grocery shopping – for the first time in our marriage! It’s fun to change up the roles now and again… 😉
I love this about you guys, Lori! You embrace the changes so well.
I think when folks see my cart – they wish they could make a donation! With two teens, and a 20 at home, home schooling, and working from home, we do most every meal every day at home. LOTSA groceries!
Oh we were there too, Tara. We homeschooled all three of our children who are now approaching their 30’s. It’s amazing what a difference 10 years can make. Thanks for commenting!
It is amazing when you see a healthy shopping cart and then one that is full of the mega sized ‘packages’ along with ‘other’ unhealthy items.
We shop at Costco even though there is only two of us, we feel it saves our budget and our time.
(Writing the notes backwards was a funny idea. I am not so sure I could figure that one out).
Writing backwards isn’t as hard as it seems. Go slow and you’ll get it. You can read the note by looking in a mirror. F.U.N. 🙂
Looking at the shopping cart does tell us so much. What a fun post.
Welcome back, Bonnie! I’ve missed you!!!
FYI-The 1st Thursday at the Art Museum did not appear to have free admission when I sent my daughter and son-in-law there tonight.
Thanks for letting me know, Anna. This was my mistake – I checked and it doesn’t say FREE admission anywhere, I assumed it was. So sorry to disappoint them. Did they go in? Or did they do something else?