I’ve been attempting to clear my schedule over the last few weeks so that I can begin working on a phenomenally huge project that will run me ragged for the rest of the month (and well into July). However between reviews to write, events to cover, websites to build, a house to keep clean, an office to maintain, and a husband that would love to spend some time with his wife, I haven’t been doing a good job clearing much of anything.
The other day I sat down with a coffee and opened up a bag of Mink Chocolates that were hand-delivered (thanks to Twitter). I paused, I savored, I relaxed… and all it seemed to take was 70% cocoa. Flavours included: Peace in Provence (French lavender & Grand Marnier), Mermaid’s Choice (burnt caramel, fleur de sel, rosemary), Key Lime (lime in white chocolate ganache… in dark chocolate), Tawny & Ruby Are Friends (Port in dark chocolate), Simply Charming (fig & balsamic vinegar), and Open in Case of Emergency (mint & Kentucky bourbon).
I’ve been gazing longingly at the chocolates all week and slowly making my way through each scrumptious flavour — I’m pretty sure they’re keeping me going at this point.
Chocolates are not the answer to my issues and busy schedule but they are a very nice way to enjoy those brief, much-needed, yet very rare breaks (which are the real reason why I feel rejuvenated). With the province electing its government this evening I thought I would take another pause, sit back from the computer, and enjoy a treat before I spend the rest of my evening on Twitter watching it all unfold.