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TidBits About Donna #51 Candy Cookie Mouse

“A mouse stopped by.” At least that is what my husband, David, told me as he clutched a Lindt milk chocolate truffle in his hand. He said he found it on his pillow this morning. Well, of course, he would find chocolate on his pillow. Doesn’t everyone? Doesn’t everyone have some sort of magical, chocolate mouse hanging around on Valentine’s Day?

David’s chocolate mouse was busy all day. Chocolates and cookies were popping up everywhere. Besides the chocolate truffle on his pillow, there was a really pretty pink-wrapped one in the bathroom sink. Then there was a package of coconut cookies sitting on his computer chair. Yummy! Another bag, chock full of Ghirardelli squares, was found on the table. More cookies – a roll imported from Spain.

Since David’s Valentine’s gift to his Candy Cookie Mouse was to set up her new computer, of course, he would find treats there too. A nice, plump bag of chocolate, animal crackers (I hope there are no mice in there.) was waiting for him on her computer desk. David’s gift of time was well appreciated. (His work keeps him too busy.)

But he was not so busy that we couldn’t go out for a nice dinner at Bensi at the end of the day. Gnocchi Chicken Cacciatore is David’s favorite meal there. I had the Penne Bensi. And by the size of the portion, I will be enjoying it for a couple more days. Every day is a day to celebrate love, to acknowledge the people we care about and those who care about us. But sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes we just forget to just say thank you for sharing our life with our someone special. Valentine’s Day is that reminder day.

I’m so lucky that I spend my life with my best friend and spouse, David.

(Clip Art compliments of Bing.)


February 16, 2012 - Posted by | TidBits About Donna | , , , , , , ,


  1. I wish I had a mouse too. Sounds like you had lots of fun being a mouse and that you both had a wonderful day.

    Comment by Judy | February 16, 2012 | Reply

  2. It was fun. David was surprised every time he found something new. I even sprinkled M&Ms all over his computer the morning after – when he expected it even less. I loved to hear his little laugh when he discovered a new treat.

    Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | February 16, 2012 | Reply

  3. Let Bob read this post. Maybe next year, you will have your very own mouse.

    Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | February 16, 2012 | Reply

  4. Love this! What a sweet sentiment!

    Comment by Sanner | February 17, 2012 | Reply

    • San, it was a lot of fun. It’s the simple things in life that count.

      Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | February 17, 2012 | Reply

  5. You two have a wonderful relationship. Thanks for sharing your Valentine’s Day with us.

    Comment by Kathleen Richardson | February 17, 2012 | Reply

    • Kathleen, nice to see you again here. David and I are lucky to deeply care about each other and luckier even, to have found our love so early in our lives.

      Dropping the candy and cookies around was fun. David can’t enjoy too many outside activities, but he sure does like his desserts.

      Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | February 17, 2012 | Reply

  6. Bensi’s is the best! I know the people that own the place. They give me gift cards to their place all the time! So glad that Dave is still doing great. I love you Donna!
    Steve got a good job. Makes good money and benefits! He is very nervous, but I am walking him thru his nerves. And, he is in love!

    Comment by Val | February 18, 2012 | Reply

  7. Hey Val, Bensi is one our comfort restaurants. We go there fairly often. Kudos to the owners.

    That is wonderful news about Steve. It’s so hard to imagine him and David all grown up. Thanks for keeping me a part of your life.

    Hugs, Donna

    Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | February 18, 2012 | Reply

  8. Donna, what a wonderful Valentine’s Day you had with your “best friend”….thank you for sharing with us. You two continue to be an inspiration to so many people.
    Love you.

    Comment by Eilee | February 18, 2012 | Reply

    • Eileen,

      How “sweet” of you to comment on my Valentine’s day post. I really appreciate your reading my blog. The job of writing is a lonely one and so many times I feel like I am writing in a vacuum. It’s nice to know that my words are being read by friends.

      Hugs, Donna

      Comment by donnaodonnellfigurski | February 18, 2012 | Reply

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