Last year when I went home for a visit, and some added birthday celebrations with my best girls, my Parents decided to treat me to a large basket filled with a variety of chocolates. Everything consisted of dark chocolate, as they know my husband is NOT a fan, thus leaving the delights to me (and an occasional kid who finds the hidden stash).
I love chocolate, but do not think I have a problem with it...at least I didn't until last year. I emptied my stash into one of my deep jewelry bureau drawers and would snack occasionally on a piece or two when the mood struck. But after 4 months or so, I noticed the drawer was getting low and panicked, seriously. It was like a need to keep the drawer full, or at least not be able to see the bottom. I've bought 3 bags of assorted chocolates in the past 8 months, just to keep the drawer adequately stocked.
On this last trip home, I was again awarded with all the chocolate you see above. It fills the previous mentioned drawer and another on half the depth. Partly because of the boxes. The red box contains 12 hand dipped chocolate covered oreos, there's a bag/box of specialty minty dark chocolate m &m's, a dozen mini cadbury eggs. I should be in business until next year when I go back. I received this stash a week ago and can honestly say I've only had 4 pieces. It's almost too hard to chose and so I don't, probably a good thing.
I also received another spectacular gift:
Every Wine enthusiast should have one of these. I've tried all the fancy schmancy wine openers and always go back to a traditional, no frills cork screw...Never Again. This bad boy goes right over the top, you hold the bottle and push a button, in 5 seconds the cork is removed and you push another button to release it from the opener. It's unique, very functional, and sits in it's own rechargeable base. Definitely a must have for the wine lover in your life, don't believe me? Get one and I bet you'll be impressed.
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