Tuesday, July 29, 2008

be nice, or elk . . .

I hope, dear reader, you will forgive me for my bad mood last week. I really did appreciate your happy hints -- shopping (I bought a cute new red purse), reading a good book under a tree, and of course Beaker. How can you be grumpy when there are Muppets on YouTube?

Because I feel bad about my grumpiness, I would like to propose a new Sack Lunch tradition --
Trading Treats on Tuesday.
This is based on a post by one of my blogging idols, CJane, -- 'cept she calls it Good Report Friday. The idea is: I'll share a special something (of Good Report) with you, and YOU ALL comment and share something YOU like with me! You can report on anything you want -- somebody on CJane's blog commented about Fleur de Sel Caramel Haagen Daz Ice Cream. I tried it. And it was of Very Good Report. So, please, share with me your Sack Lunch treat, packed with love by dear ol' mom (or by yourself) and help make Tuesdays (or any day -- you don't have to comment just on Tuesdays) more enjoyable.

My Treat to share:

The Indian word for elk is "Wapiti."

In English, Wapiti means "white rump."

In the summer, both my boys are renamed

"Wapiti."

Can you guess why?

I took a picture of them running around in their swimming suits. I was trying to discretely hint at the difference between their bronzed backs and their little wapitis.
And that is my Treat for today. Some of you might think skin cancer, but I think that kids running around all summer long, in their swimming suits, is the best part of being a kid. And what summer used to be. Good, good stuff -- Wapiti. Think about it.

Oh, and one more thing -- homemade (or friend-made) Strawberry Jam. There really is nothing better than a couple of bottles of that appearing magically in your fridge! (thank you!)


Now, what's yours? Come on, please don't be shy! It's ok to de-lurk, even! This is a safe blog, where everyone is welcome. Share! Please!!! Even if it is the carob chip cookies your mom made (when you were secretly wishing for real chocolate chips!) I promise I won't think your idea is stupid, and I will never laugh at you. Ever.



(And just so you know, my 100th post is coming up. Soon. There might be a prize involved. And it might, just might, in some Random Integer kind of way, be tied somehow to this post. So . . . if you're interested . . . it's something to keep in mind, 'cause some of you felt a little bad the last time I had a contest . . . )


elk picture originally downloaded by Sandra Leidholt

16 comments:

Jenni said...

A real treat for me is visiting old friends, sharing past memories together and creating new ones.

Amber said...

Could you be anymore amazing and fun? I don't think so.

Thanks again for the smile. That's my treat!

kninsa said...

A treat for me is walking barefoot through a vat of pomegranate seeds.

Head Nurse/Patient- you be the judge said...

My outpatient commented today on a lovely picture of a mutual nephew that I took and sent to him- that he was glad he wasn't the only one with white thighs- hope that applies to your carrotsticks as well-

My favorite treat of all time---- EMAIL!! it is the BEST invention that ever was, or will be.

The Genealogist said...

I just ate the most wonderful, juicy, fresh peach--it's all about Summer time--fresh fruit.

Farm Girl said...

Um, how about the tasty cupcakes with little frosting honeybees on them that I feel guilted into buying everytime I come to this cafe to borrow their internet?

Kate said...

ummm, treats........rasberry Zingers or Ho HOs. Both equal yum yum.

jana said...

One of my favorite treats is a weekend date with my husband. It is even more enjoyable when friends join us and sushi is on the menu!!

Dani said...

my favorite "treat" would be a relaxing bath (hey ANY bath tub would be nice at this point) and a night out scrapbooking with friends.

The Duvall Family said...

I absolutely love dark chocolate almmond clusters from Sees Candies or chocolate covered peanuts or Reisens (sp?). The overall theme here is chocolate...Really though is you like dark chocolate you have to try out Reisens (I can't remember how you spell them) but they are so yummy!

Shem said...

I hesitate to tell my "treat." I believe PB & J could find out and it could affect my next temple interview. But a nice cold 44oz Diet Dr. Pepper is the best treat I can think of at the moment. hm... I’d better find my keys. ;)

the lunch lady said...

i love all your treats!! and don't worry, Shem, diet coke with lime is my drink of choice!

Melanie said...

The treat we're making tonight (after my bro-in-law so kindly gets back from the store with a few key ingredients) is one of my faves! Yummy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies made into strawberry ice cream sandwiches. Mmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmm. Blue Bell is the best strawberry ice cream in the world, but in Utah we have to settle for other almost-as-yummy frozen goodness. Mmm... he really needs to get back soon.

Amy said...

a treat for me is snickers ice cream..I have to admit it tastes even better from Cold Stone. Something about them mixing in the chunks of snickers, right before your very eyes.! Good thing they are closed, or I might be making a midnight run!

Nanette said...

The best treat I've gotten lately was my little one, out of the blue, telling me, "Mom, I think you and Dad are the best parents in the whole world, and you're doing a great job!"
Yes--she said that! Three times in the past month! I'm stuffed with treats!

Kristen said...

(please, UM, give us all a BREAK!)

my fav. treat... well probably curling up with a good book - one that i may or may not have purchased at midnight on Friday...

although i curl up with a good book a lot - perhaps i ought to think of something less common in my life?