Mmm Mmm, Something to Keep You Warm

Yesterday for Valentine’s Day we thought we would go for breakfast in Vernon, apparently everyone else had that same idea. Every place we went people were lined up to get in, some were even standing outside brrr it was pretty cold out I didn’t want to wait outside. So we finally decided on Denny’s, we could wait inside, and the wait was only about 10 minutes. Neither one of us had been there for a few years. It was pretty much the same as it was years ago. Busy, but fast to serve you. The food was okay. We both wanted Hot Chocolate, but the Hot Chocolate machine was broken. (of course it was) We had our breakfast, then picked up the things in town that needed to be picked up and came home. When we got here I still wanted a Hot Chocolate. I put on the kettle, and asked Tim if he would want one. yup he did. I pulled out the Hot Chocolate can, and was looking for our special Hot Chocolate cups we have. Then Tim said, “what about using the cups we have that have all the ingredients in it”. I didn’t know what he was talking about. “They are up in the top cupboard where I keep my coffee” he said from the living room.  Okay that means I have to go and grab the step stool, bring it out, open it up and climb up. That sounded like a lot of work, so I went to the first cupboard to find the cups I had been looking for the first time. Tim got off the couch, and went into the coffee cupboard, and pulled the cups that had all the ingredients in them, which by the way was at the very back of the cupboard, it’s no wonder I didn’t know they were there. Of course he didn’t use the step stool or ladder 

When I saw them, I now remembered the cups. I had picked them up at some craft fair a while ago when we were still allowed to have craft fairs. 

These cups were filled with a package of Carnation Hot Chocolate, a small bag of mini Marshmallows and a  Peppermint Candy Cane. Cool, what a treat. They had sat up in the cupboard for sometime, so the Marshmallows were a little hard, and the Candy Canes had broke but once in the Hot Chocolate they were fine.

These wonderful little cups had a cute poem that was labeled “Snowman Soup” with them that went like this: 

We’ve been told you’ve been really good this year. 

Always glad to hear it!

With the cold weather drawing near, you’ll need to warm the Spirit.

So here’s a little Snowman Soup, complete with a stirring stick.

Add hot water, sip it slow, it’s sure to do the trick.

So cute. I miss going to the markets as a vendor and a customer. 

You always find something at these places. 

I was very glad that I bought these cute little cups with the ingredients to make a great Hot Chocolate, even if it took me a while to find them again. But what joy we had once finding them again and having our Hot Chocolate that we had wanted earlier at the restaurant. It made us feel nice and warm.

Thank You to whomever made up these cute cups, and had them at your table for me to find. You brought us feelings of joy and warmth.

When the markets start up again, I will probably buy more cute things like this from the vendors, but this time I will put them in a lower cupboard so that I will know they are there and use them sooner.  

Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years,you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

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