So my dear mother returned from her Winter trip to South Carolina yesterday.
I had to unpack her car and it took me a half hour and a dozen or more trips in and out of her house.
When she goes South, she loves to shop.
AT 78, she's still like the Energizer Bunny when it comes to shopping, and I mean shopping for deals.
You'd think she'd have driven a U-Haul, but it's a Chevy Impala.
More stuff per square inch than you can imagine.
But there was a payoff.
As I was getting ready to leave, she handed me this cool little gift.
Gotta love Mom.
Close up. Gotta love Big Lots!
And then there was the candy.
She winters in Beaufort, SC, where there's a candy store called The Chocolate Tree.
It's been around for a long time and has quite a following.
She brought us two boxes.
One with peanut butter cups.
Seriously, to die for.
And one with chocolate covered Oreos. Uh, I hit them hard last night!
And of course the White Chocolate Covered Popcorn.
And I'd be remiss if I didn't post these pics of Goo Goo Clusters.
They're a Southern thing and evidently when I was a kid I liked them, and you know what? I still do!
Sorta looks like a young Pav, doesn't it?
Well, more hair and no chipmunk cheeks!
And finally she bought this for the better half, not sure what it is, but I bet the female readership does.
So that's my story of Mom's return.
I'm a lucky dude, and I know it.