Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is the week...

It's finally here!

No, not the week that Sweeting is to be born. Much much bigger than that. This week is the week that the apples go on sale. That's right. I was there last week picking up my weekly fix of dark chocolate non-pareils (I don't understand why I don't have prenatal diabetes, either) and casually inquired about when they would be ready. She told me "Some time next week. Why don't you take our card so you can give us a call." and before I could think, I answered, "That's ok. I have your number in my phone from last year." whoops. embarrassing.

And I just want you to know that right now, standing on the edge of this most blessed of blessed seasons, I am feeling generous. So, here's what I'm going to do. I am going to give away two of these delicacies. I'm thinking that you have to live in the US to win because I don't know anything about smuggling divine produce across international borders.

Just leave a YUMMY comment and at the end of the week I'll draw two names from a hat and then drive directly to the confectioner's and then directly to the post office because if these babies ever make it home with me, you will never see them.

Only one rule. If you win, you must eat it the way I would. When you see the postman coming up the walkway with a box in hand, you distract the children with something on TV, grab the box and head for the upstairs closet where you hide the box until everyone else is sleeping, then you sneak upstairs and get the box out, slice the piece of heaven into nice little even slices, and savor each and every slice. (If it's possible to chill the apple before eating, then do that but it's not worth the risk of being discovered and having to share.)

Under no circumstances are you allowed to share. I must insist on this.

(My friends did me the favor of estimating how much money I spent on these apples the year I was pregnant with Ladybug. It came out to around $300. Don't judge.)

14 comments:

apieceofwood said...

I had to click to see what the fuss was all about with the apples. OMG those apples look good. Never have I had one with any sorts of nuts on. I'm not surprised you got through so many! Enjoy..

Katherine said...

I remember reading your last post about the apples and I've pretty much been drooling non-stop ever since... Obviously, you must send me one to make up for the embarrassing state you've put me in. :)

wayfarer said...

Those look delicious!

MollyD said...

Why even bother to bring them in the house?? Can't I just detour to the car and eat them?????

The way I see it.... see the mail man coming to the door, with this loving look on his face, because of course they know what is in the package. I stick sponge bob on the TV, grab a knife, meet the mailman 1/2 way up the driveway. Then sneak to the car and eat.

Sounds like a plan .... right???? And forget sharing.. They would be MINE, MINE, MINE all mine.

JLP said...

I already have the perfect closet hiding place (it's also my temporary, unofficial "office" since I cannot function in our actual office downstairs... too close to the kids and their noise).

I promise I will not share. Heck, my kids don't even like apples (they would, however, pick all of the good stuff off first).

Jenni said...

ROTFL. Those look ama-za-zing.

Mel said...

I will have to have a look cos right now I don't understand how an apple can cause that much excitement?

Rae said...

Hmmm you have me salivating. I hope i win b/c it sounds divine!! LOL about the description. Very good!

Pastormac's Ann said...

Oooo. Me! Me! I want to win and I will definitely follow your consumption rules. LOL! Hope I win.

Yum!

gem said...

I'm sure I can sue you under some law for discriminating against those of us not on the same land mess! Seriously, dangling those in front of me and then then telling me I am not eligible, most unfair!
Enjoy

Niki said...

I'm jealous! Discrimination against your Canadian friends! :P

They sound delicious! Hope the winner enjoys as much as I would have!

Elizabethw said...

You are so funny! I love your rules. I have to tell you, until I clicked on that photo, I wasn't all that tempted -- but wowow those look delish (as my G would say). Put me in the hat!

Elizabeth

Veronica said...

I wish I would have visited your blog earlier in the week!! But I have to tell you, you are too cute and funny. A treat all in itself is to stop by your blog!! :)
Enjoy your apples when they finally arrive~

Cakes said...

I will keep the contest open until the apples actually come out. No worries!