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#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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#WriteTuesday – Happy New Year!

As last week was Christmas Eve, I wasn’t paying attention and forgot to post on Tuesday; I didn’t want to make the same mistake this week, too, even though it’s New Year’s Eve.  As I’m sure we’re all busy with the holidays, I wanted to wish everyone all the best for 2020!!!

I’ll hopefully get back to posting regular #WriteTuesday posts next week. 🙂

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#WriteTuesday – Happy Family Day!

Not much of an update today.  I got a bit messed up on what day it was (I kept thinking that yesterday was Sunday).  This weekend was the Family Day Weekend here in Ontario, so I spent the weekend mostly out with friends and family skiing and snowshoeing.  So no real writing update today (I’m going to get some writing in later today though!)

I will give a bamboo update though (probably the last one for a while): my bamboo is absolutely loving getting fresh filtered water every two weeks and has some new growth!!! Check it out:

lucky bamboo with new leaves gowing

You can see that there are a few new little leaves on that branch! 🙂

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No #WriteTuesday Today

There’s going to be no #WriteTuesday this week or next week because today is Christmas and next Tuesday is New Year’s Day (which is when I write about my goals for the year).  So I decided to take a break from #WriteTuesday until the New Year.

But I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas written in sand

My Christmas message from a few years ago when I was in Florida over the Holidays. 🙂

I’ll get back to the weekly reports on what I’m up to in 2019! 😉

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