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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What were you doing at 12:12:12 on 12/12/12?

I know, I know, this is a common discussion point for many today, but, for me, it's a great reminder to the importance of making the most of every moment...  

One distinct moment today, the 12th day of the 12th month of the 2012th year, at 12 seconds past 12 minutes past 12 o'clock PM, was a unique moment that will occur in (almost all of) our lifetimes this one and only time.  What were you doing at that moment?  I was speaking to my sister-in-law Wendy, wishing her a Happy Birthday.  It was a great conversation (they always are with her, we have common thought processes about many things, so we share and laugh and share and laugh some more).
This is a picture of Wendy and my brother Bobby at their Anniversary dinner last year.

In honor of her birthday, and of her being an awesome person, a working-at/from-home mom of two teenagers and dedicated wife/partner, I am sharing her chocolate fondu balls recipe...fondu ready to warm up and eat at any time!
They start out as chocolate fondu.  Simply delicious.  Heat 1 cup of whipping cream in a saucepan until bubbles form around the edge.  Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in 2 2/3 cups of chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk or a combination) until smooth, then stir in 2 tsp vanilla extract.  Now dip your favorites into it...fresh strawberries, fresh pineapple chunks, blocks of pound or angle food cake...you get the idea...yum!  You can keep the mixture warm in a fondu pot or a small crock pot (I have one of those and it works like a charm).

Once you have feasted on all the chocolate fondu you can take (hard to stop with this stuff), you can roll the cooled fondu mixture into balls, seal in plastic wrap, and save for future use!  Just pop the balls into the freezer until you want them.  Then defrost and reheat, still as delicious as the first time (well, this is an assumption, as I did not have it the first time, only after I reheated the balls, but is was absolutely delicious!)

Back to today's moment in time, there will not be another moment with this date/time signature for another 100 years.  The moment came and went, and for me it will be memorable.  I often mention making every moment count, making the most of life, etc.  This particular moment today, because of it's uniqueness, caused me to be even more aware of what I was doing at that moment (though I had not thought about anything further than today being 12/12/12 until I was speaking with Wendy)

I suppose we could spend our lives trying to make each and very moment like that, remembering what we were doing, but then we'd be spending a lot of moments thinking about what we did the last moment and then not living in the exact moment.  Know what I mean?     

So I decided, in honor of Wendy's birthday, and in honor of this unique day, to collect your thoughts about what were you doing at 12:12:12 on 12/12/12...please leave your comment and share.  I will post the compilation of those responses.  Seals & Crofts sang, "We shall never pass this way again", let's put this unique moment in our lives into writing to preserve for posterity.  I'm looking forward to reading and sharing your comments.

Thanks for reading my blog, you are the best f/f/r/s/f's, see you tomorrow,


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I was making an oatmeal cake. It's an old family recipe. The icing is coconut placed under the boiler.

Susie Swanson said...

Unfortunately, I was fighting the crowds of shoppers at Walmart..

Dad/Pepere said...

Donald was working and I had lunch listening to some new age music and looking at the plants and flowers in the yard! A peaceful lunch! Hugs!