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I’m Dreaming of a White Birthday…


I really can’t believe it just keeps snowing…and snowing…and snowing! It snowed again today!

I grew up in Iowa and got quite used to having snow on my birthday. I loved it—except in Kindergarten.

That year, school was cancelled on my birthday and I couldn’t take my class treat—cupcakes—to school. Sure, I took the cupcakes the next day, but it just wasn’t the same. And neither were the cupcakes, for that matter.

Plus, I had to wait ALL day for my dad to get home from work so I could open my presents. Apparently, dads go to work even when school is cancelled. Talk about torture for a six-year-old. Life doesn’t get much harder than resisting the desire to open presents until 5:00 p.m.

Back to today’s snow, it actually was rain earlier today. I thought dressy heels would be okay in the rain in the church parking lot, but I kept slipping and sliding. Fortunately, I never actually fell, but the slipping did cause me to re-evaluate my decision to wear the dressy heels…but risking life and limb for fashion is sometimes a necessity.

So maybe snow isn’t quite a birthday tradition, but I definitely associate snow with my birthday. Except for the three years I lived in Georgia. It didn’t snow on those birthdays. Ever.

So here’s to hoping I have a white birthday. I do think I need a song with a color in the title…I’ve already highlighted “Blue Skies.”

Okay, I give in. Today’s song to check out is “White Christmas” sung by, of course, Bing Crosby.

And here’s a heads-up surprise:  I’m releasing my version of “White Christmas” later this year on Jazzy Christmas to You III.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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