Share Your World ~ 12/22/20

Sharing is caring!! Thanks Melanie for hosting this wonderful weekly event. If you’d like to join in, here are the rules and ping back.

QUESTIONS

  • What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)? When I was a kid, we’d make a shortbread/ sugar type cookie from a cookie press. It had all these designs and I loved the entire process. Especially the decorating. When my mom passed away, I regret not taking the cookie press. No one else wanted it so we sold it at the estate sale. There are several items I wish I had kept but in my grief, I could not bring myself to pick anything. My uncle tried to tell me that I’d want the items later but I didn’t listen.
  • If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why? Excellent question. I used to joke that I am 29 and holding. Then I got a little too far past 29 for that to be believable and changed my shtick to 39 and holding. But seriously, I wouldn’t go back for anything despite all my jesting about growing older. I am in a much better head space now. Physically though 2009 was my last “good” year without all these aches and pains. There ya have it. I pick 45 and to be pain free. What a plan!!
  • Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season? Not really except maybe for hot chocolate and eggnog. I will never forget one Christmas season in 7th grade when my friend T had a party and we all drank Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers. How cosmopolitan we felt. I tried to recreate that feeling by having 7-Up and maraschino cherries for the kids one year. They were less than impressed and the tradition never took off.
  • Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child? Sort of but not really. I still believe in kindness, peace on earth, and goodwill to all. I believe there is more good than bad in this world even when you have to look for the good. That’s magical isn’t it? At the holidays or any time of year.

GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)

The prompt is wide open today, for anything you care to share!

Today I am grateful that I begin another trip around the sun. For me that “journey” started yesterday. January 1 may be the start of the new year but 12/21 is the start of the new Jill :). Oh and I am also VERY grateful to the fam who wanted me to have a special b-day dinner. So much so that they recreated wonton soup and pork fried rice. Yummy!!!

10 thoughts on “Share Your World ~ 12/22/20

  1. Happy birthday, Jilly-Willy! Maybe if you added Grenadine, they would have liked the Shirley Temples. I’ve also seen them made with ginger ale or Collins mix (which is hard as heck to find). It’s worth exploring…

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    1. Thanks John! I remember a drink with grenadine called a pink lady. It was slushy and tart if memory serves. Ginger ale is my go to when flying though I won’t be doing that again anytime soon. I’ll keep a look out for the Collins mix. It does sound worth exploring.

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  2. I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, Jilly! What a fun time of year to celebrate it (I have a niece who was born on Christmas Eve. She’s not so jazzed about it, so her family chose another day to celebrate her journey around the sun.) That cookie press sounds like it was amazing, but losing a parent is tough, and it’s hard to see the future without them. In time, of course, we gain perspective, but at the time, for some, there is none. I’m sorry you missed the opportunity, but I’m glad you have some beautiful memories! I happen to think that finding the kind of ‘magic’ you describe is the ‘magic of Christmas” (at any time of year) for adults. Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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    1. Thanks Melanie. That’s a cute idea for your niece to pick a different day to celebrate. One year we did that for me with a July pool party. Mom called it my 1/2 birthday.

      I’ve no regrets about the cookie press after all. It was a pain to take out and put together and then clean all the intricate pieces before storing away until the next year. The memories sustain me just fine.

      I wish you a wonderful season too. Full to the brim with the magic of Christmas 🎄🎁⛄️

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