Mugged by chocolate
Wednesday December 23rd 2009, 11:17 pm
Filed under: Family

I recently got a package I wasn’t expecting.  Inside was a wrapped birthday present from one of my older sisters: a book on hot cocoa.  (Wait–did she find out I have a blog?! She reads it?  Who knew? Oh– *hi*, Carolyn! And thank you!)

After John got home last week, he saw that book the next day, picked it up, and laughed, “I saw that and I nearly bought it for you for Christmas!”

Sam flew in late last night, saw it today, laughed, picked it up, flipped through a few pages, and said, “I saw that and I nearly bought you that!”

Man.  It’s like they’ve got me pegged or something.

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LOL…predicatability isn’t all bad! I hope some of the ‘almosts” bought you some actual chocolate!

Comment by Ruth 12.24.09 @ 1:00 am

If Hot Chocolate is your only vice, you don’t have it so bad, kiddo! Have a great holiday.

Comment by afton 12.24.09 @ 4:11 am

Ah yes, it is amazing you didn’t receive the Hot Chocolate library.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 12.24.09 @ 6:21 am

Merry Christmas, Alison!
I’ve only commented once before, but I wanted to let you know that I “Alison”-ed someone last week. A friend had been planning a summer wedding earlier this year, when I brought my first lace shawl into work. She is learning how to knit, and said that she would love to be able to knit a stole, in green (her favourite colour, to go with her ivory dress), for her wedding.
Well, as it happened, the wedding got postponed, possibly for next summer; then, she announced a few weeks ago that they were going ahead with it on New Year’s Eve. She has been progressing with her knitting, but isn’t ready for lace yet, and my first thought was could I possibly knit up a stole for her. I looked up lace patterns on Ravelry for something quick but pretty, ordered some yarn from KnitPicks (my nearest LYS is two hours’ drive away), and cast on on Dec.5th, the day the yarn arrived. I knit every chance I could, and my husband helped by giving me a couple of “knitting days” when he did all sorts of chores so I could just work on the stole. I cast off at 11:30pm on Dec.15th, blocked it by midnight, and gave it to her on the 16th — the last day I would see her before the wedding. She was completely surprised, but she loved it — “It’s exactly my green!” was her first comment — and I was very pleased that I was able to finish it. Even though it wasn’t the most complicated pattern, I didn’t know if I’d be able to finish quickly enough, but I knew I wanted to try.
I read your blog every day and it was your stories and your generosity that inspired me to try — thank you for sharing them with your readers.
I hope you have a peaceful and joyful Christmas with your family, and a wonderful year in 2010.

Comment by Trikisto 12.24.09 @ 6:58 am

Or something… Must be the balls of yarn who screamed all the way to where your family members live. lol

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 12.24.09 @ 7:02 am

LOL I am easy to buy for these days.
Yarn, gift certificates to online yarn places, and fiber for spinning.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 12.24.09 @ 8:09 am

Your family knows you! Now, if mine would just take a look at what I have been keeping up on my computer for DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by sherry in idaho 12.24.09 @ 8:32 am

You like chocolate? Gee, I didn’t know! Whayntcha tell me?

Other humorous things —

Heck is where people go who don’t believe in Gosh.

Dijon vu — the same mustard as yesterday.

I didn’t know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was.  She would tell me, and always she was correct. But it was fun for me, so I continued. At last she headed for the door, saying sagely, “Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these yourself.”

Comment by Don Meyer 12.24.09 @ 10:37 am

Loved Trikisto’s comment and how she Alison’ed her friend!

My darling daughter adores cocoa but her GERD is acting up, or rather just settling down. She’d enjoy those recipes in calmer times. Must keep that title in mind.

Comment by LynnM 12.24.09 @ 12:56 pm

my red amaryllis is a party pooper this year, and is still sulking in it’s pot !
Hope you have better luck !

Comment by susan 12.24.09 @ 2:01 pm

what a thoughtful, fun gift! wishing you and yours a merry holiday and happy christmas!

Comment by marti 12.24.09 @ 2:02 pm

I love how we associate food with love and with family, how we can know each other by our faves, if we pay attention!

My kids have special requests, recipes they don’t want to learn, they want me to make. This makes me feel wonderful! But I warn them they might want to learn them before senility ensues, lol! I do a lot of stuff as an “embellishment” of a standard cookbook recipe – those bases we use as canvas 🙂

You are much loved, dear friend, Merry Christmas and Hark the Herald Angels Sing! Hugs to all those you love,

Comment by Cathy (catsandyarn on Ravelry) 12.24.09 @ 9:37 pm

Sweet! I think I’m going to make some cocoa just as soon as I head back to the kitchen…

Comment by Channon 12.25.09 @ 10:55 am

Hahahha nah, at least only one copy showed up 😉

Comment by Alicia 12.29.09 @ 11:02 am

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