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!