No, I didn't get flowers, jewelry, or fancy electronics (though Daniel did admit a Kindle was high on his option list). I got COFFEE! I am a woman in heaven. Oh, the five different kinds of chocolate was helpful, too. I am set for a LONG time.
It all started when I went to Dutch Bros. Coffee on my way to work yesterday. There is one right across the street from my house, and since we moved here in September I've been saying I want to try it. The location is a cute little building, and the drive-through is constantly busy. It must not be too bad. I've never stopped, though.
A special they were running caught my eye, though. For just three cans of food I could try a medium coffee drink. It wasn't limited to just plain coffee, either. A blended drink was on the menu. That definitely grabbed my attention. I took three cans of food out of the cabinet and set out.
The first thing I noticed when I got to Dutch Brothers was how easy their menu was to read. It wasn't intimidating like at Starbucks. I felt I could confidently order and get something I would enjoy. My three canned goods wouldn't be wasted! The best part, the sizes are small, medium, and large. This is something I understand. The most difficult choice was whipped cream or none. At least I could comprehend the question!
I decided to give the Cocomo (chocolate and coconut) a try. It was delicious! The coffee was served at a temperature that was just BARELY too hot to drink the moment I pulled out of the drive-through, but a mile down the road I was happily sipping away.
Okay, so this post wound up becoming a review of Dutch Bros. Coffee (I wonder if they would give me a free drink if I send them this link), but you just HAD to hear about this great new (to me) find. But what does this have to do with Valentine's Day?
Well, as soon as I arrived at work I just had to text Daniel and let him know how awesome my coffee was. He, of course, took note and went about his day. Or so I thought. On Valentine's night, after dinner was put away, here comes Daniel with a basket. Inside the basket was two Starbuck's coffee drinks that you can pick up at any grocery store or gas station. Once I looked INTO the basket, though, I discovered a treasure- a $20 Dutch Bros. gift certificate! Oh, wow! I am set for more than a full week of coffee on my way to work, or if I pace myself it could be a coffee once a week for almost two months. NOW I feel like a queen who has been showered with gifts. I don't treat myself often. Daniel knew exactly what to do to make not only the day, but several weeks, special for me. THAT is a Valentine's Day gift.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about the chocolate. Scattered in the basket were several of my favorite candy bars, York miniatures, and Dove nuggets. YUM! Those will last me awhile, too. I feel badly that I didn't get Daniel a gift, but I must be honest that it is SO much sweeter when not expected. Maybe one of these days I'll figure out how to make him smile as much as I have been.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Valentine's Day Update
Well, that husband of mine did it again. Right after I write about how we don't celebrate Valentine's Day he surprises me with a basket of my favorite treats. I can't say I was unhappy. The best part was the handmade card he included. THAT was fun!