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December 23, 2011

A Bit About Me, December Edition

My birthday is February 23, and on the 23rd of each month, I have taken to sharing a couple of really random things about myself. For December, in the spirit of Christmas...

31) I have a certain (random) affinity for horses.

I've shared before that I played the trumpet when I was in high school. During our annual Christmas concert, from the ninth through the twelfth grade, I had the honor of doing the horse "whinny" in "Sleigh Ride". Each year around this time, when I hear "Slide Ride", my heartbeat increases slightly in anticipation of that part in the song.

32) Divinity has a special place in my heart.

Every Christmas, my grandmother would come stay with us for a few days. She always brought tins of goodies, and I remember being so excited to open them -- what seemed like stacks upon stacks -- and see what delectable treats she'd made. Two staples...two of my very favorites...were buckeyes (peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate) and divinity. I've made buckeyes myself, and they were good, but I've never tried my hand at divinity. It seems so intimidating...but I've gotta kick that thought soon so my girlies can have a taste of that divine spun sugar.

Random...I told ya!

8 comments:

jen@ living a full life said...

Grandma's are always the best for making goodies aren't they?

championm2000 said...

I always learn something from you...divinity...sounds heavenly :-)

And, I so didn't know you played the trumpet. I was a clarinet girl myself!

Johanna said...

I don't think I've ever had divinity! Now I'm feeling sort of deprived. :)

Marcia (123 blog) said...

teehee - I had to google to find out about this divinity. The only divinity I know about is God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit :)

Love these little-known tidbits.

I did the Little Drummer Boy drum bit at school and I also know exactly where to come in, etc. Too funny/

Mandy said...

So now I must try Divinity! My buckeyes suck but oh how I love them!!

Miss Megan said...

Funny how even years later how your heart can still race a bit when something like that comes up!
Buckeye's sound very tasty! I remember my grandma always made divinity and my mom always loved it but I never really liked it??? How is that possible?! It sounds so lovely! I think I need to try it again as an adult...maybe my tastes have changed!

Barbara Manatee said...

I just had a buckeye about 20 minutes ago! A friend made them for treats for all of us girls at work! yum!

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

You and your recipes and foods I have never heard of...Divinity??? I LOVE IT!

Merry Christmas my friend!!!