Happy FIG NEWTON DAY!!!
Remember when fat-free Newtons came out in 1993???
We were recently in a town about 20 miles North of Wichita called Newton. I was in a weird mood (yes it does happen often, thank you for asking) and said, “Wouldn’t it be a hoot if I ate a Fig Newton here in Newton, Kansas?” I was met with one of those, “I cannot believe you just said that” looks – and the subject was dropped… temporarily.
Between shopping and talking and walking around, the subject of Fig Newtons was a million miles from my mind. Then we walked into one of those mom and pop drug stores – you know the kind – they have everything and a few odd things that you would not expect to find. Then my mind was jogged… I spotted a package of – yes, Fig Newtons!
When you’ve been married as long as I have, no words have to be spoken. We just exchange glances and know what the other one is thinking. This time I was met with an eye roll and a shrug. Well, I didn’t take that as a “no” (exactly), so I walked over and grabbed a package and paid for them. I noticed my husband had quickly moved to the other side of the store. I wonder why he did not want to be seen with me? Huh…
Maybe he was afraid I’d embarrass him. LOL – who, ME???
I found a bench outside and tore the package open. Drumroll… I ate a Fig Newton… in Newton, Kansas! Yep – I did!!! I was going to take a selfie, but I forgot the camera, so…
If nobody likes your selfie, what is the value of the self? – Brandon Specktor
I only wanted one – I bought one of those single-serve packages that are kept close to the cash register because they weren’t sugar-free and I didn’t want to spike my blood sugar – just have a little fun.
Dieting is wishful shrinking. – Author Unknown
There’s no harm in a little innocent spontaneous behavior, is there??? The only thing that would have made that day better is if it had been Fig Newton Day. Ah… welp – maybe we can plan better next year. We’ll see… Wink! 😉