It's over!

Dec. 16th, 2006 06:32 pm
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The holiday celebration with my husband's family is officially over. I got lots of compliments on the ham. I guess I'll be doing it next year, at least that's what the indication seems to be. My mother-in-law made sweet potatoes with lemon juice and orange juice which tasted really good. So I'll be getting that recipe. Our gift exchange went well. I got a bag, some storage boxes, beads and tools for my beading hobby. The bag is designed to hold the beading tray I have and I needed the tools. The Klingon got me the ThinkGeek USB Snowbot and let me open it now so I could take it to work next week and display it on my desk. The other gift I got somewhat prematurely was out of need. We were short on coasters for the table so the Klingon took these Circuitboard Coasters out of the gifts he had stashed away for me. He got two DVDs, The Tick vs. Season One and Captain Blood (1935). Right now he's watching The Magnificent Seven on tv. [livejournal.com profile] amg04 and I will be meeting my M-I-L and S-I-L at the Destinta Theater to see The Pursuit of Happyness in about an hour. It was a good celebration. And the kitchen is clean due, for the most part, to my M-I-L and S-I-L.
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Well, I took yesterday off to get the cleaning done and then procrastinated. At about 4 pm, I was looking at what I had left to do when I realized that I was obligated to go to a holiday party with a friend who had just started working at her new job on Monday. She and I had lunch on Tuesday because she now works in the same area and we discussed this holiday party for her new job and I said that she should go. She's quite an introvert and needed someone she knew there so I was basically told, if she should go to this party, then I'm going with her. I'm somewhat introverted, but not as bad as she is. It was fine actually, and I got to have stuffed cabbage which I don't get very often since the Klingon doesn't like it. Well, he'll eat the filling but it seems like a lot of work just for him to "skin" the thing. Anyway, I got back around 10:30 pm and spent the rest of the time tidying up. I went to bed at 1:00 am and I've still got some sweeping and mopping to do. I got up around 8:30 am due to a phone call from this same friend who was under the impression that I would be up already. I'm making a ham (two actually) for dinner that takes about 6 hours of preparation. I'm using the City Ham recipe from the Good Eats show (Alton Brown). This is the first time I've made it, but a co-worker of mine makes his this way and says it's good. I think my husband's family is arriving at 2 pm to day so I have a little bit of time to finish up. My mother-in-law is bringing sweet potato casserole and cheesy hash brown casserole and pumpkin pie. I'm making the ham, apple coleslaw from the Sandra Lee, Semi-Homemade cookbook and Prince Edward Medley vegetables (green beans, wax beans, carrots). I think my mother-in-law is also bringing Swedish Limpa which is a sweet rye bread that she makes. Time to get sweeping and mopping!
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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] bronx_baroness:

The holiday meme that is going around

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Egg Nog with nutmeg, please.

2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wrapped, although The Klingon uses the Sunday Comics.

3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
Blue, this year Blue LED's on the tree.

4. Do you hang mistletoe?
No, I have too many allergies.

5. When do you put your decorations up?
After Thanksgiving until the tree is up some time around the Solstice.

6. What is your favorite Christmas dish that is not dessert?
Chinese food!

7. Favorite Christmas memory as a child?
Going over to my aunt and uncle's house for Christmas dinner with real Polish kielbasa and pickled herring!

8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
I wasn't permitted to believe in Santa, but I really wanted to.

9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
We open all our presents on Christmas Eve. Stockings are set out late Christmas Eve night for Christmas morning. I started this because, when my daughter was little, we went over to Grandma's on Christmas morning to open presents from them. So we'd have our own private celebration Christmas Eve night when the lights looked the best on the tree after church.

10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
Blue lights, silver, white, crystal, and blue ornaments and silver garland. I've been doing that for four years now and always get compliments. I used to decorate it with multi-colored lights and multi-colored ornaments and handmade ornaments from various places including ones that my daughter and I had made at the church craft fairs but when she ceased to be interested in helping me decorate the tree, I decided to do this one. I still have many of the old ornaments although I gave the wooden ones that my mom painted to my brother to enjoy since I'd had them for a long time.

11. Snow! Love it or dread it?
I love snow when I don't have to drive in it. I love waking up after a several inch snow and going outside early when everything is so bright and peaceful.

12. Can you ice skate?
I used to but the knees and ankles say no way now.

13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
I think it was roller skates!

14. What is your favorite Christmas Dessert?
Warm apple pie. (I like fruitcake, too.)

15. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?
What we do currently is go see a movie and then eat Chinese food sometimes with my friend Teri. By the time the actual Christmas day rolls around we've done all the celebrating with extended family and it's just the three of us (The Klingon, my daughter and I). We spend the day together and enjoy each other's company and that's what is most important.

16. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Candy canes are essential. ( I agree with Bronx_Baroness on this one)

17. What tops your tree?
K-mart called it a "snowflake" but it's star shaped.

18. Which do you prefer -- Giving or Receiving?
Definitely Giving!

19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Santa Baby sung by Eartha Kitt

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