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.