December 26-January 1: Snapshot Summary
We, like most people, are on holiday break from school.
We have been relaxed and enjoyed our gifts from Christmas, such as this beautiful African basket my sister-in-law gave me.
Between celebrations, we have been trying to eat healthy food.
But there has been many celebrations. Adding to the usual Christmas and New Year's, we also celebrated James' 14th Birthday.
On New Year's Eve, we enjoyed a variety of appetizers for our New Year's Eve dinner.
For New Year's Eve I had all these things planned, but I didn't have on hand some of the things I needed for the activities in which I had thought that I had, and so they didn't pan out. It turns out that they didn't mind and had a wonderful time just playing games, munching and having fancy little drinks. They, once again, taught me that it is not things that matter, but relationships. We turned on the TV for the last few seconds of the year and counted them down together. It was lovely.
"Eat poor that day, eat rich the rest of the year. Rice for riches and peas for peace."
- Southern saying on eating a dish of Hoppin' John on New Year's Day.
On New Year's Day, we had Hoppin' John Stuffed Poblano Peppers, which has become a New Year's Day tradition in our family. We also had pork barbecue, following a German tradition of eating pork for luck.
How has your week been?
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