Today is Monday, dear reader, and though it’s late in the day, I’m still here with Share Your World. As usual, I’m asking y’all to head over to Melanie’s blog and show her some love. Read other people’s responses to the questions and maybe, if you have a blog of your own, participate and spread the joy. All that good stuff. Onward to the questions.
What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)? I’m partial to chocolate chip cookies. But I like a particular type of chocolate chip cookies. Not chewy, not crisp, but somewhere in between. Most cookies that are sold in the store are either “chewy” or so crisp they snap. I prefer homemade chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. Obviously, I haven’t had any in a long time. I’ve tried this recipe but it makes a chewy cookie and it’s huge. When it comes to store bought cookies, I like Oreos mostly, but they are way bad for me. They have high fructose corn syrup in them which is a HUGE no-no for me. Can’t have it. Gives me migraines, which I try to avoid at all costs.
If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why? I figure forty is a good age to be in this time and place (the year of our lord 2020). I mean it’s not so old as to be considered over the hill or whatever nor is it so young to be considered “young and stupid” so to speak. Forty, for me, was just before my body went completely to shit, and I was in relatively good shape at age forty. Looking back, I was pretty sound all the way around at that age. I was in college, medicated for my bipolar, eating a healthy diet, and making pretty good decisions when I was forty (or forty-ish). If I could keep my mind the same age and my body the same shape as it was when I was forty, I’d chose that age.
Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season? Not traditional per se, but I tend to drink more things like egg nog (if I can find it without high fructose corn syrup) and some of the Starbucks flavored coffee drinks — sometimes… those things are *full* of calories and fat — because they are only available around the holidays. I’d make these drinks myself, but my attempts at doing so have not been great. Plus I often times just don’t have the ingredients or the energy and can’t really justify buying the stuff just to make it for me. Cooking for one kind of sucks, y’all. It’s way easier to buy things ready made than to make things. I’ve been figuring that out as I go along. Just read the recipe I linked above for the cookie, it calls for two tablespoons of egg. Not a whole egg or an egg white or egg yolk. Two tablespoons of egg. Like… whatever.
Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child? Well, as I mentioned in a previous blog, the magic of the holidays has disappeared for me, but I know it still exists for other people. So I still believe it’s there, even if it’s out of my reach at this point in time.
Gratitude Section: The prompt is wide open today, for anything you care to share!
I posted this on my Facespace… and since I have my internet set to “dark” — it’s a plug-in through Chrome — the corners blended with background, giving me an octagon shape. That made me smile.