Share Your World 12-23-19

Long time reader, first time quiz taker. This seems fun. Melanie has created a welcoming space to share. Follow this link for more … http://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/12/23/share-your-world-12-23-19/

QUESTIONS FOR THE WEEK 12-23-19:

Do dogs ‘talk’ (communicate) with their own species?  My two Buddy and Spot sure do. Nope I haven’t lost my mind. Communication comes in many forms. You bet our fur babies “talk” to one another.

Have you ever had to work on Christmas Day? Not the day of but many a Christmas Eve in retail, then later in a call center.

If someone gifts you something that you immediately loathe, do you pretend to really like it anyway or are you brutally honest about your opinion? Hmm I’ve never been given anything I loathe but if that ever happens I wouldn’t say anything. I’m a proponent of it’s the thought that counts.

Which popular drink, found during the Christmas season most often, is called “milk punch?” Egg nog maybe? Too sweet for me needs rum to cut that sweetness 😉

How many ghosts show up during “A Christmas Carol?”  Three if memory serves – past, present, and future?? No maybe it was two ghosts and death? I’m guessing because never read the book and parts of the adaptation really scared me as a kid. I may not have ever made it all the way through. I know the general story of course, very high level. Wasn’t there a creepy child named Woe? When death opened his robe, the shocker. Why the heck was I even allowed to watch? My parents who were very social creatures were probably out at a holiday dance. Or I maybe I’m misremembering. I might google “A Christmas Carol” later.

Are you all about the holly and jolly or more about remembering the alleged ‘true’ meaning of Christmas?    I’m about no stress. I’ve been saying this a lot lately but everyday is Christmas or <insert special occasion of choice>. Why can it be like any other day? I’m done doing something because I think I have to. The excesses make me tired. My Lulu belle is sad. She remembers the blowouts of Christmases past when my dad was alive. She asked why we don’t all get together anymore. The short answer is her grandpa was our north Star. We still love each other but the center has come undone.

Please share a memory or thought about the holiday season if you’d like, whatever kind of celebration you may observe. 

As a kid, we’d drink hot chocolate from Santa Claus mugs. This was a special set of four that only came out the week of Christmas. One was Santa winking his left eye, another his right, one with both eyes wide open and the 4th with both eyes shut. I always got sleepy Santa with eyes closed. None of my brothers would ever trade me for a winking mug. Boy did I want to drink my hot chocolate from a winking mug. Funny what one remembers.

8 thoughts on “Share Your World 12-23-19

  1. We had a Santa punch bowl with Santa mugs. I was given it when my parents downsized. Sadly the punch bowl broke and I only have one mug 😦 Not A Christmas Carol fan? If you like the Muppets, they do a great version. Not so scary. Just watched it last night while I wrapped the presents. Our Christmas got smaller when my dad passed away too. For a while my mom would make a reservation for us at a restaurant so she wouldn’t have to clean up the mess but that got too expensive. Hope you and your family have a marvelous holiday.

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    1. Glad you got one left. I wish I’d taken a picture. I like the idea of a Christmas Carol with Ebneezer learning his lesson. Maybe the Muppets version is more my speed. I appreciate our smaller Christmas just wish Lulu felt the same. I hope y’all have a marvelous holiday too. ‘Tis the season🎄

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  2. Thanks Jill for Sharing Your World!! Welcome! You are correct about what ‘milk punch’ is. For me? I don’t drink that stuff any longer (lactose intolerance), but I never really liked it very much when I could. One year hubby gave me a big mug of rum (and who knows what all alcohol) infused eggnog. I was so sick, that it almost ruined Christmas entirely. My parents had a set of those mugs and the Santa pitcher that went with them…thanks for the revival of that memory..I’d forgotten about it too. 🙂 It can be tough to feel the Christmas spirit if one’s center is gone or is undone. I feel ya! Happy Holidays! 😀

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