So, when I left you last, I was having an absolutely uncharacteristic Mini-Meltdown…complete with accompanying and pitifully angsty soundtrack. (I included The Smiths – that should give you some idea of the depth of my angst at the time!) Yes, folks – I was on a stress overload, there’s no question about it.
I appreciate all of your emails, texts and calls of concern for my sanity, but as it turns out , you needn’t have worried. That afternoon, as if on cue, my angelic Postal Carrier delivered the perfect remedy to my door. Verily, ’twas a box filled with the ultimate stress reducer.
(Well, specifically, a big ol’ six pack of Hershey Bars, Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Jet Puffed Marshmallows and the COOLEST set of telescoping skewers you have ever seen.)
TO MAKE S’MORES.
Seriously. What’s a better cure for a Mini-Meltdown than ANOTHER form of “mini-meltdown”?
Now, as much as I’d like to tell you that this package of win was a spontaneous gift from the Confection Gods to rectify my mood, the truth is actually even MORE exciting. The good folks at Hershey’s are sponsoring a group of bloggers on a train ride from Baltimore to NYC, where we’ll be attending the BlogHer ’10 Conference next week. Not ONLY are they sending us up via Amtrak…but they sent glorious S’mores fixins in advance to soothe our possibly frayed pre-conference nerves.
(On second thought…perhaps the folks at Hershey’s ARE “The Confection Gods”!)
Now, I’d have LOVED to have taken a photo of the idyllic family making of the s’mores, but the truth is that I ripped into that chocolate like a half-starved hyena with a wildebeest in her sights. While it wasn’t pretty, it was just what the doctor ordered! By dessert time I was back to my normal self and my hubs and I properly introduced Liam to the wonder of the s’more. I’m happy to report that we now have another addict in the family. 😉
At BlogHer there will be this wonderful, magical place called “The Snacktivity Suite” (in booth #4233) where kindly folk will be giving out S’mores branded bags and will be putting together a mural of photos of favorite S’mores moments. I prefer to consider it my own personal “Chill Space” and shall visit often…for medicinal purposes. If you’ll be at BlogHer, hope to run into you there.
(And if you have a slightly crazed look in your eye, and perhaps even an involuntary twitch from stress, don’t worry. I understand. I’ll stand with you in S’Mores Solidarity and we’ll get through it together.) 😉
Disclosure: As part of the S’mores Road Trip to BlogHer, I received a round trip ticket on Amtrak to the convention, and Hershey-branded items. Any views expressed in this post are my own. Because, seriously – like I NEED a reason to expound on the glories of chocolate, graham cracker and gooey marshmallow…