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Christmas is coming…

December 24, 2007

The mom goose is getting fat…

Have your days felt like this lately???

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Mine have been TOO much like that poor drowning Gingerbread Man… thank goodness he’s drowning in coffee! 😉

So.. I need to direct my UK readers to a UK SwapMonica is hosting get the word out contest.. so if you want… go pimp her swap for an entry 🙂

and… Sharon is having a 2nd (YES 2 YEARS) blogoversary… go wish her well, and enter her favorite yarn/pattern contest for a cute pattern from her!!

We started reviving my Christmas spirit last night with a Church,  ‘Lessons and Carols’ song filled service with the story of the birth of Jesus, mixed with beautiful music from our Church‘s 4 choirs.

while my camera didn’t do the best with the picture… here’s a shot of the choirs at work…

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And… big girl told us a few days ago about a tradition that her teacher mentioned… it’s a tradition where you serve 13 items on your Christmas Eve menu.  There cannot be any meat, though there can be fish.  I researched and found this info about this tradition.  It appears to stem from the Feast of the Seven Fishes, which is of Italian descent.  The 13 though comes from the menu items representing each of the 12 apostles and one for Jesus.  Big Girl wants us to have Shrimp for dinner, so I’m trying to pull together a menu of 13 items… 😉 (milk is counting as an item)…

Another tradition we’ll do is the tradition of the Oplatek.  A polish tradition of eating a Christmas wafer on the eve of Christmas.  Our community is heavily Polish, and so is our family.. so it was really nice to get the wafer at Church a few weeks ago.

I have been tagged for a favorite ornament… and will get back to that a bit later today Chan 🙂

Have a blessed holiday!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. chanknits permalink
    December 24, 2007 10:55 am

    Well, you know THIS goosey can’t fit in anything but her jeans…

    Hadn’t heard of Oplatek before. Very neat. I miss doing midnight Mass with my daddy though.

  2. December 26, 2007 1:51 am

    This goose is nice and plump, too. It doesn’t help that people keep bringing cookies over. LOL

    Merry Christmas!

  3. December 26, 2007 10:29 am

    I love your blog!

    You never know what you’ll run across when you go looking for dishcloth patterns 🙂 Can’t wait to get home & check out more!

  4. December 27, 2007 11:34 am

    I completely feeling like that gingerbread man! *giggle*

    As for the fairies blanket, I have 4 different fairy patterns. I knit each pattern in each of the colors. Those 16 squares are going to be the center of the blanket. I plan to crochet the rest of the blanket so that it will fit on her twin bed 🙂

    3 patterns were purchased here:
    http://knitted-kitty-creations.com/

    the other here:
    http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com/2007/04/flutterby-fairy-dishcloth.html

    I’d love to know which ones you have!

  5. December 31, 2007 12:33 pm

    Great pics… and my, what a big, big tree you have there! And lots of happy kids… and fur babies… cute!!!!! Happy New Year!

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