Today I baked in the name of tradition. Yes! Those are cookies but let me x-plain. Early this week I received 3 calls from three of my friends kids (young adults) asking me "are you going to bake up your world famous Christmas cookies this year? We have been waiting for them since last week. My heart went to mush because I have known these young people since the ages of 3, 9, and 12 years old. I could not believe that these kids know ages 20, 25, and 30 still wanted my cookies. They said it has been a tradition for them and they look forward to my cookies every year. So of course I could not disappoint my kids. I thought this is not about me and my diet but about my tradition that I started many years ago all in the name of love. The meaning of Christmas is my tradition that I have given to others.
My trip to the store: This time the trip was different because I thought about all the people that love my Christmas cookies and the tradition. I realized that people depend and look forward to traditions and they miss it when it's gone. So when I was tossing the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, butter, oatmeal and chocolate chip in the cart I was not thinking about myself but about my love for family and friends. I can not run from that.
Baking experience: At home in my kitchen I turned on our local Christmas station and pulled out the KitchenAid mixer and baking pans and start making cookies. It was the most wonderful time ever. I was really baking with love. The house smelled so good it made me think about my childhood traditions and how much I looked forward to them. It feels like Christmas now.
Delivery in the name of Love: Tomorrow I will finish baking and make my deliveries. Thanks to my kids for showing me what Christmas is all about this year.
Spa day: Going to the spa today for a 1 hour massage. I need it because my body is still sore from running uphill this week. Can not wait!
This blog is about my life as a selfish traveler. My plan is to travel the world before I leave this world. Traveling is my life and my passion. This is my place to enjoy and explore. Let's have some fun!