#WriteTuesday – Merry Ukrainian Christmas!

lol, holiday season does stretch on for a bit on my family.  Today is Ukrainian Christmas; last night, my family had our last big dinner of the season.  We have 12 meatless dishes as tradition demands, but we’ve modified things a bit, having some traditional dishes (like kutia, borscht, meatless cabbage rolls, and perogies) and some non-traditional ones (I asked for more vegetable dishes because the whole meal is usually such a starch overload!)  My immediate family also has our own tradition: we started opening stocking presents on Ukrainian Christmas Eve as well.  This tradition has actually morphed over the years – originally we all spent $20 on everyone, but now we’ve made it a Secret Santa, and donate the extra money we would have spent to charity (every year a different person chooses the charity – this year was my sister-in-law’s choice).  Finally, we’ve changed it again: instead of buying something, you make something (with the same $20 limit for materials).  🙂

So once again I didn’t do much writing over the last week (although I did fit in some editing). But holiday season is mostly over, so hopefully I’ll have more to report next week!

Khrystos Rozhdayetsia!

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