Tuesday, June 26, 2007

I luuuuuv my Papa

My Dad has the habit of giving me some very unconventional presents. One Christmas, he gave me a compass. Apparently, it wasn't intended as a "so you'll always know where you're going in life" or a "so you'll always know how to find your way back home where your loved ones are" gift. Nah...my Dad is not the sentimental type. It was more of a "since you always get lost wherever you are, here's a compass" gift.

He used to always return from business trips with souvenirs for Mom, my brothers and me. Little thimbles and miniature coffee mugs that said I (heart) NY or t-shirts with a dude smoking a huge stogie with the caption "I've been to Prague" written on it, were the types of gifts he'd bring back to us. (Though, why there would be a t-shirt with a guy smoking and saying "I've been to Prague", is beyond my comprehension)
A few months ago, he got me a mini wisk for eggs. It's the tiniest wisk ever. He said it makes your eggs really fluffy.

Just yesterday, Dad invited us over for supper. He and Mom went on a day trip and came back with some goodies. We had Greek souvlaki for supper. I haven't had a souvlaki since I moved up to the island!!! Anyway, Dad was excited to give me a present! Oooooooh! Presents! I love presents! He handed me a massive bottle of flax seed oil! 1000 mg, of flax seed oil, to be exact. LOL! He had been doing research on the internet and found that flax has a lot of health benefits. (I had been using flax seeds in baking and flax seed powder in shakes and smoothies for years though). It is such a great gift and so thoughtful of Dad. He's so cute! He's always looking out for me! :)*Rich in fiber and your Omegas
*Has the ability to reduce the risk of heart disease
*Stimulates the immune activity
*Keeps saturated fats mobile in the bloodstream

...Thanks Dad, for thinking of my Omega intake!

My Dad's not the only one who seems to enjoy giving me unconventional gifts. I guess I come from a family of jokers. My middle brother once got me the "Latoya Jackson Biography" for Christmas. LOL! Why??? Oh, why did he get me that? I guess I will never know! :) He thought it was funny though! What a crazy family! It seems Hubby is embracing the tradition of strange gift-giving as well! He's given me some unusual, but sweet gifts! Love it!


Cherry said...

I think it's great how our loved ones show their love in so many different ways.

BTW - I've been trying to add Flaxseed into my baking and yogurt and such, but I just can't get past the taste or oiliness. Do you have any suggestions?

Chrissy121875 said...

I put flaxseed oil in my oatmeal and I used to think it was awful! LOL! I knew it was healthy, so I just swallowed it down. I have started to all a bit of honey and some raisins or dried cranberries to my oatmeal with the flaxseed and it's much more enjoyable! :)

PS. Can't wait to hear all about the wedding!!!

Dina said...

your dad is the best!! He is so cute and funny and just thoughtful all around :) (plus he gave Elie an awesome ride on his knee which the little guy LOVED!!!)

Karen MEG said...

Flaxseed is really good for you - your Dad (and family) is a riot - but ultimately it's a gift of good health.
We grind up the Flaxseed in a coffee grinder, and put it on cereal. It's more palletable when it's ground down.

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