Through the magic of Facebook, one of my friends from the early 1990s shared this with me recently:
It brought back a flood of memories. From my shiny wedding ring and the wallpaper I remember from the condo we rented at the time, I can tell that it was taken right after I got married in 1994.
It was during one of our annual (at the time) cookie decorating parties before Christmas, back when I was young and thin enough that I could eat all the cookies I wanted. That's my natural hair color, incidentally. Well, not anymore. Now it would be half grey if I let it grow out.
I still have those Jell-o molds on my kitchen wall, but they've been joined by many, many more. Collecting faux copper Jell-o molds from flea markets, antique stores and garage sales was something of a hobby for me until I discovered Ebay and finished the collection with pretty much every style ever made.
It looks like the cookie decorating party will be making a comeback thanks to this photo. I commented that it had been too long (2003 was the last one, as far as I can determine) and another friend wrote on my Wall that she hoped I'd have one this year. And why not?
This year I'll plan to bring together old friends and new friends for an ultra mega cookie decorating party! We'll have spiced cider, hot chocolate and - just for one day - all the cookies we want.