“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
These are the words spoken by Tom Hanks in the movie Forrest Gump, and if not knowing what you are going to get is what defines a box of chocolates, then today was definitely a box of chocolates day, with twists and turns I could not (and did not) anticipate.
It started when I overslept and found myself with just 14 minutes to get my son to school before the tardy bell. We made it to the school parking lot by the appointed time, but he was not in his assigned classroom in his seat, so he was, technically, still tardy.
I stood in line with him while he got his tardy slip. The attendance lady, sensing our inexperience explained that he would have a 15-minute lunch detention, after which he would be able to leave and go to the cafeteria.
I was definitely feeling more than a bit off my game by the time I got home, but the weather and housework wait for no woman, and because of a laundry situation, I had to take advantage of the dry air and relatively warm temperature to wash several loads.
The laundry, in turn, inspired me to tackle portions of the upstairs of the house I had not attended to recently, and after several bazillion trips up and down the stairs, the rooms were in better order, and it was time for me to head out with a neighbor to walk our dogs.
Once I got home from the dog walking adventure, I had a few minutes to sit and crochet. Tired from my recent walk with the dog and the myriad trips up and down the stairs earlier, I decided that whatever I worked on, the materials and directions needed to be withing easy reach.
Happily, in all my putting away of things, Jean Leinhauser’s 101 Crochet Squares had not made its way back to the yarn empire, so I was able to work on the crochet-along I am involved in that uses this book.
After surveying all of the squares I should have completed by now, I settled on the most recent addition of the crochet-along: Square 27.
Using my 4.5mm hook and Red Heart Super Saver carrot, I worked the square without making any errors after the first two rounds:
So, if I were to guess at today’s chocolate, I would have to go with Rocky Road. I hope that tomorrow’s flavor is just as sweet, but a bit less nutty.