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