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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Chocolate Sleeping and Christmas Plans

Last night, I slept over eight hours and I awoke feeling energetic. Well, I am always tottering and groggy for a while after I wake. It's been this way all my life. It's like I have no ankles.

For awhile I forgot I had a computer available, so I did not get on it as usual. I puttered around about five minutes and lay back down. Since I cannot get the weather inside adjusted, there is a wadded blanket on the back side of the bed ready to pull over me rather than trying to adjust the heat and make myself too warm. Last night, I noticed I was lying on a lump but went to sleep before I could remove the lump.

A few minutes ago, I noticed the lump was under me. And, it crinkled. A bag? Yes, I slept on a WM bag full of something. I tugged and found I had slept on my Christmas candy--a bag of Hershey Miniatures and a bag of kisses.

It's an hour later. I tried a warm Miniature. Not quite right. It had a strange shape! It appears I have incubated my chocolate candy into a different form.

It's not Christmas without these two candies. They were an integral part of childhood Christmases and since.

Since exbf will be here on Monday, I decided not to fix a big meal for me on Christmas Day. Instead, I am going to make broccoli and cheese soup with turkey in the soup. Friday, I found the greenest fresh broccoli crowns and bought them for the soup. In the freezer are broccoli "cuts" for our dinner on Monday. I may put the frozen in the soup and save the fresh for Monday. Probably.

I could go to Birmingham for Christmas Day, but won't.

Right now, I need to warm me and cool the chocolate!

One year when I was an adult, I asked my mother if she loved Miniatures and Kisses so much that she bought them for our stockings every year. She said that she bought them for us because we were three very little children (eventually five) and the candies were small so she could give us "more" candy and it was a variety and cheaper than buying variety in larger sizes. I could trade for all the dark chocolate!

Merry Christmas!

Your turn
Do you have a BOUGHT candy that is part of wonderful Christmas memories?

14 comments:

  1. For me it is chocolate covered cherries - at least one of my kids has given these to me since they were small. And those chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil. My Grandma always had small mesh bags of them hanging on her Christmas tree for the grandkids.

    Merry Christmas, Linda!

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    1. Vicki,
      I had always hated chocolate covered cherries because of the white, sugary goo inside. Then, I discovered Cella brand. It is just cherry and liquid inside. Now, they are part of my Christmas! I am glad I did not sleep on those.Merry Christmas!

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  2. Merry Christmas sweet Linda!!!

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    1. Merry Christmas 1st Man and 2nd Man!

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  3. So glad you are back. Sorry about all the health problems, but I am sure you will get them sorted out. Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year to you. May you feel better each day and all your health concerns get much better in 2017. When I was a child we had ribbon candy that was always fuzzy from the socks. (We used our dad's socks.) Chocolate was few and far between. I love the old movies too.

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    1. tana50,
      That is a cute and special detail about the fuzzy ribbon candy. Ribbon candy is absolutely for the Christmas spirit even though I eat little of it. Thanks for that memory. Old movies are part of my experience, too.

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  4. We always have red and green m&m's and red and green reese's minatures

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    1. Anne,
      Isn't it great all the candies are either colored or come in Christmas colors? Thanks.

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  5. Linda I was glad to see you posting again. I am in the hsital. Missed Christmas

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  6. happy christmas to you!
    I like a candy cane - one is fine.

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  7. I saw you had made a comment on "Life After Money" and was so happy to see you are still here. Maybe just you can't write posts, but still on the computer and interested, and hopefully, healthy. I wonder about you and pray that you are feeling well and enjoying life.

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  8. OH! And P.S. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  9. I hope you're well. It's been a long time since you posted.

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