AS THE YEAR DRAWS TO AN END – SHARING MY WORLD, WEEK 49

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CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD WEEK 49 – CLOSING IN ON A NEW YEAR

What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate, or other?

Coffee still gets the number one sport. I like everything else too. Hot chocolate, tea, mulled cider … but coffee is my jump-start on the day.

Without it, I feel like I’m pushing my car up a hill that never ends. Lately, it’s vanilla-flavored coffee, but it may be hazelnut next week. Or plain Columbian bean. As long as it’s hot and fresh, I want it.

What was your favorite toy as a child  . . .  and now?

Annabelle

Annabelle

I was passionate about dolls and oddly, I still am. I have nearly 300 of them. On shelves, in boxes, in display cabinets. Most of them hard plastic dolls of the 1940s,1950s, and early 1960s.

A few older ones made of composite — basically sawdust and glue, which is what they made dolls from before hard plastic injection molding came of age.

Candy factories of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy.

Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

Only ONE? That’s rough. I need two … one for dark chocolate, the other for crystallized ginger.

ginger-1

if I had to give up one of the two, I’d go with ginger. But I’d miss the chocolate. A lot.

Would you want $100,000 right now or $120,000 in a year (tax Free)?

I’d take it now. Because I could pay off all the bills leaving just the mortgage. I’d make up the remaining money in no time flat just by not having all those bills to pay. Life would get considerably easier here given a sizable infusion of cash. Very much easier and a lot more fun. Could you toss in a new car, too? With 4-wheel drive please?



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24 replies

  1. Love your Christmas tree. I love your dolls. 😀

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  2. Candied ginger is good, but it can get to sweet for me. I have had dark chocolate covered ginger and that is a real tasty combination. Thanks for sharing Marilyn.

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    • Dark chocolate and ginger. Totally oral bliss! You should try organic ginger. It is indescribably wonderful … I can’t even explain the difference, but you’d instantly recognize it. It’s just difficult to find. The Ginger People sell it — sometimes — on Amazon. Probably elsewhere, but I’m not sure where.

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  3. I think hot cider moves up in billing for the season but coffee (vanilla, please!) still is top cast, co-starring those little apple thingies. Money? Show me the money! I have a gub.

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  4. Yep, coffee is required. And I’d have gone for the chocolate factory. Maybe we can choose one each so we still get both?

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  5. I still own a Barbie doll from the 90’s with some cool clothes I collected for a while. I was in my mid 20’s at the time. I have a gorgious blue ball gown for her and it has sparkles on it as well.

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    • The Barbie generation was right after me and has lasted a really LONG time. I think Barbie has been popular longer than any other doll in history. My granddaughter grew up amidst heaps of Barbies. I think she probably still owns a few dozen still in their original boxes 🙂

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  6. Mmmm!! That ginger candy looks delish! And did you see the Criminal Minds episode where the unsub kidnapped grown women, paralyzed them, then made them look like human dolls? She had them posed sitting around a table in tea time fashion. I haven’t looked a dolls the same since!

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  7. love that picture 😀 and your post

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  8. I’m with you Marilyn. I’d rather have the money now. We don’t have a mortgage but we have punished the plastic money pretty hard this last few months and there are household repairs that really ought not wait another year.

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  9. I liked the spirit and yes the ginger candies look so tempting 🙂

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