one thousand one hundred eleven

As of 20 minutes ago I finished my one thousand one hundred and eleventh truffle.? That is 95 1/2 dozen. Or 127 pistachio, 304 candy cane, 160 chili, 146 raspberry, 180 mocha and 194 dark chocolate.? I lost about 9 dark chocolate in a freak hot burner incident and nearly set myself on fire with a rogue hot pad.? Every square inch of my kitchen is covered in a fine chocolate coating and the smell of the stuff makes me gag a little.? Good thing the trusty husband bought a Ritter chocolate cookie for dessert tonight.

Huge huggies and smoochies to Kevin (Jenny’s husband) who came to help me this afternoon.? The sum of the conversations I’ve had with him up to this point include, “Hi, my name is Elle” and “hey, you don’t have a job, wanna come help me make chocolates tomorrow?”? Hey, I was taking all available warm bodies today and his qualified.? Actually his wife is an awesome friend and volunteered him.? Although I think it was to scam free chocolate.? (note to Jenny: you have an extra box of mixed and a dinner coming your way).

Despite all of my bitching and moaning over all of this it wasn’t that bad.? I finished all of your orders in a little over a week.? I just have to box the mixes and the 3 raspberry boxes, box them to be shipped, weigh them and hope PayPal doesn’t scam me and steal all of my money they did last time.? With any luck the friendly postal carrier will arrive sometime on Friday and take all 40 gagillion boxes away.

Now if you’ll pardon me, I’m off to sit on my big chocolate stuffed arse.

23 Comment

  1. Whew. I’m tired just reading this.

  2. Gypsy says: Reply

    See I would be hopeless working with chocolate…. too many would go missing and it would just get ugly. Is this a business that you have? Sorry I’m new here from the weekend’s bash at Boxers so you might need to clue me in. Glad you got it all done anyway. Now put your feet up and relax.

  3. I will savor them, knowing all you went through to make them happen!

  4. Soon I really will be one of those stay at home moms who sits on the couch eating truffles.

  5. Jenny says: Reply

    He really had a great time, my Mr.Social husband. 🙂 So glad he could help out. Now if you just had the perfect job in the wings for him, you’d be my new favorite friend. Lovely to see you at church last week! The chili chocolates are FANTASTIC. But Kev can sympathize with the overload, he didn’t want any last night either.

  6. DebiP says: Reply

    YEAH Elle….you done good girl

  7. Tori says: Reply

    I don’t know how you did it, I know I couldn’t have. I would eat way more than I made and then I would have to quit b/c I would have made myself sick from all the chocolate. You’re a better woman than I am!! 🙂

  8. Jan Bartel says: Reply

    We are looking forward to getting our order. I know that they will be great because they were made with love. Glad that I could help you surpass your goal of $1200.00! Hugs, Aunt Jan

  9. Ree says: Reply

    I can’t wait to get mine. I’m just trying to decide if I really want to share or hide them all for myself.

  10. NEAL says: Reply

    YEAH! Elle, you rock. So does Kevin.

  11. I would love to have a chocolate stuffed arse, right about now. I’m kinda envious.

    Kudos to you for a job well done! You should be very proud of yourself!

  12. Wow! Great job getting them finished, and good luck with PayPal! I’m looking forward to getting the call from Mom and Rich; all they know is that they’re getting something special, that Mom doesn’t have to share it (they’re a thank you to her for painting the pictures of Quin & Dad and Gretchen & Jeanne), and that I’ll let them know when they need to start checking the post office regularly. (Rich wasn’t too thrilled with my “you don’t have to share it” comment.)

    Oh, and the grammar-anal part of me thanks you for writing the number 1111 correctly in the title, even if you did slip a decimal into the text! 😉

  13. I’m so sorry I couldn’t help!!!!!! After my Dr. appt. she then sent me to memorial clinic for x rays and it took forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See you guys tomorrow.

  14. Jenny says: Reply

    Well, since my inlaws are now coming it will be nice to have extra chocolate in the house. My FIL can go through a box of chocolate and a bottle of wine in an hour!
    glad you are done. good luck with the graphics job.

  15. Your blog is beautiful!

  16. You ROCK. I so cannot wait to get mine!!

  17. Esther says: Reply

    WOW! You have been incredibly busy!!!!
    by the way, I sent you an invite to my blog. I don’t know if it went thru? Maybe I used an old email address? Anyway, didn’t want you to be left out if you still wanted to be a part of our journey.

    Nice job on the chocolates ;o)
    Hugs, Esther

  18. you go girl! Okay yes, that was cheesy and very 14 year old-ish of me, but whatever…. good job!

  19. Did you need some extra blessings? That is what one of my cub scouts says when he volunteers to do something nice. He says, “I need the blessings!” It is funny! I hope they come showering down upon your household!

  20. Jenyum says: Reply

    Wow, that’s a lot of chocolate! Congratulations on finishing. I will buy some next year, provided I am not as broke-ass as I am this year.

  21. Jenyum says: Reply

    By the way, I jokingly referenced your “comment or I’ll kick your teeth in” once in my blog, and no one has commented since. Apparently, that doesn’t work for me!

  22. Jenni says: Reply

    A dozen of those chocolates are mine! I’ll savor them all the more knowing how much work went into them and how you survived a scorching while making them.

  23. Jenny2 says: Reply

    You chocolate rock star.

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