Thursday, February 14, 2013

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

I absolutely adore boxed chocolates and have ever since I was a little girl. When my oldest sister Miriam went off to college in Springfield, Missouri, my parents would occasionally stop at the Russell Stover outlet store that they would pass on the way to/from dropping her off. When they would come home with a box (or two) of chocolates it was so fun looking over the chocolates and deciding which one to pick. I'm grown up and I STILL love assorted chocolates just as much as I did when I was a little girl. (So long as they are quality chocolates; some of the cheap ones aren't so good and really aren't worth the calories.)

Chandra and I went shopping earlier this week to the mall to run some errands. We always enter the mall at Sears because that's the easiest entrance to get in with my wheelchair. As we passed through the store we saw a huge, heart-shaped box of Russell Stover assorted chocolates. We stopped to look at it since it was so large. 74 assorted chocolates  (2 lbs. 10 oz.) for $29! We joked that we should get it, but put it back and went on our way.

That evening Chandra mentioned the big box of chocolates and said that she wished we had gotten them, and I told her that I'd been thinking the same thing! I bought some shirts while we were at Sears and I tried them on when I got home. I didn't like the way they fit, so Chandra took them back to the mall to return for me the next day. We both agreed that the chocolates were just too tempting to pass up, so Chandra came home with them.

It's kind of ironic that I so willingly gave her the go-ahead to get the chocolates since I strictly forbade everyone from getting me any valentines that were edible since I didn't want/need anything around to tempt me since I try hard to watch my weight. But I couldn't resist getting this huge box of chocolates since their so much fun. Whenever we get boxes of assorted chocolates (which isn't very often) my mom and I will share them. One of us will choose a chocolate and bite into it, and then share the other half with the other person. We think it's more fun that way.

This morning Mom, Chandra and I broke open our large box of chocolates, took a few pictures and then started eating them. We each took a bite, and then passed it around so each of us could taste it.

(I had Mom hold the box up to give context as to how large the box actually is. Also pictured is the Valentine from Mom to me: lip gloss, a pack of gum and a card. (Just a small token to let me know that she loves me.)
I just love Valentine's Day so much, even though I don't have a "romantic" Valentine. I'm not gonna lie; it would be nice if I did, but I don't, so I just use it as a day to express my love and appreciation to my family and friends.


Olga Rani said...

Looking at those photos I understand why it was so difficult to resist buying this box of chocolates. Me too am a big lover of chocolate so, would not be able to pass by such a treat.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that box is huge!! What a sweet story, cool that you decided to purchase them. I sometimes find waiting a day or two and thinking over whether I want to purchase something or not a good strategy, that way I curb my "impulse purchases" to some extent. I have a question if I may (I hope it's not a stupid one). Is it true that some people who are paralyzed are not able to taste and smell things? I thought I once heard Christopher Reeve talking about how when he got his sense of smell/taste back, but maybe I'm not correctly remembering. Thanks for reading my comment.

Lisa said...

That is a huge box of chocolates! I'm with you...I'm not a fan of the cheap ones...

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