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A Dream of Xocolate

Filed under: ABC - Along,Blogfriends — folkcat at 5:37 pm on Friday, January 12, 2007

Yesterday, Gryphon and I set out to do our usual Thursday errands, which include a stop at the Post Office to collect our mail. There was a box in his hands when he came back out to the car. It was squat and brown, with the smirking grin of a famous online shopping site on the side. “Huh?” I thought as I watched him walking, ” we didn’t have anything coming this week, did we?”

As Gryphon came closer, I realized the box looked a little more worn, a little more taped up, than the original shipper would have done.

Gryphon leaned into the driver’s side of the car before getting in. “Do you know a…Mar-jeen?” he asked.

“Oh, that’s Zeneedle!” I exclaimed. Snatching the box from his hands, I started tearing away at the tape. Gryphon calmly sat, buckled in, and began driving.

A luxurious aroma of chocolate filled the car. I opened the flaps, and found a gift bag filled with Xocolate delights.

Xocolate Delights
Clockwise from left: a small box of assorted chocolates; a tin of Dagoba Hot Chocolate; a caramel and chocolate-dipped pretzel rod.

For the mysterious box with the smirky grin did, indeed, contain my prize from the Z is for… contest, in which my name was randomly drawn from all those ABC-alongers who had completed the entire alphabetic challenge.

I gazed in wonderment at the goodies in the bag, then reluctantly set the box in the back seat. We were, after all, just setting out to tend to our chores, and these treats deserve to be consumed at a moment when I can devote my entire attention to them. With all I had planned for the next two days, I’d have to wait until the weekend before indulging.

Last night, I dreamed I was handed the most delicious mug of hot chocolate I’ve ever smelled. Somehow my dream self resisted the urge to sip too soon – a burned tongue would do nothing to enhance the experience, and I wanted to be able to enjoy the flavor fully. The dream ended as I cradled the warm stoneware in my hands, and inhaled the aroma deeply.

Sometime this weekend, I’ll be setting the scene to repeat that experience in real life. Only this time, I don’t want to wake up before actually tasting the chocolate!

Thank you so much, Margene and Anne, for both the ABC-along and this wonderful prize!



Comment by Mia

January 12, 2007 @ 5:55 pm

I have a container of the Dagobo hot chocolate sitting on my counter. Mine is the Aztec hot chocolate. It is supposed to be outstanding!!! Sit and enjoy your gift. Savor each sip. And most important remember that men just can not really appreciate chocolate like a woman can.


Comment by margene

January 12, 2007 @ 6:08 pm

It’s YOUR chocolate! Enjoy and savor every bite;-)


Comment by FemaleWriter

January 12, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

I wish I was you. I LOVE chocolate. I was drooling just looking at the picture of your delicious gifts. I could practically smell the chocolate from here. OK, maybe that’s just Swiss Miss hot chocolate, but that’s as close as I’ll get at this moment.

I hope you enjoy every bit of your chocolate goodies.

Take Care!



Comment by Carrie K

January 14, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

Ohh, nice gift! Yum, hot chocolate.

The yarn looks good! and the pirate hat is practically done.


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