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Happy Holidays Thread!
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Happy Holidays Thread!
Happy Holidays everyone, whichever ones you celebrate.
Hope you're having a good one.

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2009-12-25 1:26
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Happy holidays, everyone! Rambling will now ensue.

We ordered a pizza tonight from Pizza Hut, because it was the first place we found that would deliver. T.T Leftovers are Christmas lunch or dinner, depending, and the other meal (what is this breakfast of which you speak?) will be burritos. We still have a cardigan to finish for the body-mom so we're knitting furiously. We'll be working on it tomorrow, too, while pretty much the entire country shuts down.

Our celebration will be sometime this weekend or next week. We'll burn a candle (our substitute Yule log, out of consideration for not wanting to burn down the house) all night one night, someone or other will do some divination, and we're planning to make a nice drink as an offering, recipe still to be determined. If it turns out to be made of fail, we'll have a bottle of sparkling fruit juice on hand as backup.

Our time off for Christmas and New Year's will mostly be spent knitting, practicing on some other creative work, playing games, and obeying our cats. >.> We will likely evade family commitments yet again (excepting the cats, who would order us around even if it wasn't a holiday), though if the youngest cousin and her family want to get together and chat, we'd do it. They're tolerable.

We already got all our gifts - money from body-mom, a dressy necklace from a Secret Santa exchange, and a little crochet Cthulhu from our sweetie. The money was quickly funneled into books, beads, fabric, and papercrafting supplies.

We sent out a Secret Santa present that is still on its way, got a cross stitch pattern on Etsy for our sweetie (Mr. X-Stitch's design with the line from Dr. Horrible, "All the birds are singing 'cause you're gonna die"), and knitted a hat and scarflette for our aesthetician slash masseuse slash soon to be business partner. (She makes bath and beauty products because she's the chemist; we make pretty things because we're the fools who would have been happier getting a degree in art or textiles or the like.) And we forgot to take a picture of her stuff before we gave it, or I'd show it off. ^^;

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2009-12-25 7:00
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Happy Christmas everyone!

Was watching Catherine Tate on BBC 1 just now.

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2009-12-25 23:52
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I sincerely hope everyone is enjoying the Mid Winter Gift Giving Festival of their choice <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

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Happy Holidays! I spent Christmas eating German gummy bears [as in, the bag was in German and came directly from Germany], eating Kinder eier [Kinder Surprise], reading a German magazine [all about Tokio Hotel and written entirely in *you guessed it* German!], and watching movies [in English]. My sister got us pizza since I didn't feel like making lasagna. Anyway, it was great! I loved all the German and English stuff my parents got me! And I love the tattoo my sister got me, which had started to feel better by that day.

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2009-12-27 7:41
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I had an alright holiday. It wore me out completely.

23. dec, I had Fermented Stingray.
24. I went to my sisters with Sel and Hafdís. Mum, her hubby, one of my brothers, his girlfriend, and of course my sister and her son were also there.
We had dinner: smoked pork; Ovenbaked in pastery with a mushroom and cream cheeze filling. Served with a rich sauce, sugared potatoes, salads and things. It was brilliant.
And after dinner we curled up on the sofas and passed presents around. Mum's hubby took the head seat and passed the gifts around, far too fast for my tastes.
I (we) got;
Bathrobe, couple books, couple dvds, a sketch&note book, designer boxerbriefs, cookbook (breads and cakes) and so on...
was nice.
25. we had a dinner at mums. Smoked lamb with traditional "laufabrauð" (leaf-bread, it's a paper thin and crunchy bread, delish and pretty).
26. More dinner (Leg of lamb). Desert (Pumpkin pie & Icecream). And more presents. (dvd)

We'll be going to my sister's for newyears eve. Another leg of lamb. More treats. Fireworks.

I'm currently painting a delayed present and spacing out in front of the telly, cause I is the tired!

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2009-12-27 11:34
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Miniar Wrote:Smoked lamb with traditional "laufabrauð" (leaf-bread, it's a paper thin and crunchy bread, delish and pretty).

That bread does sound good. And possibly good with hommus if it wouldn't break while scooping some up. We try to watch the carbs but using veggies with hommus just isn't the same.

I wonder if we could find a recipe online and make some...our cooking skill level is pretty low but we do all right if we follow recipes exactly.

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2009-12-27 13:45
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So far, my festive period has involved:

Watching two versions of A Christmas Carol and two Sherlock Holmes films
Christmas dinner that just doesn't want to cook
Crying
Storming out of the room
World's Strongest Man
A trip to the hospital
Awesome presents
A niece and nephew who think I'm cooler than anyone else they know
and
Cider

Which is pretty much all that anyone needs this time of year <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

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House Hesson Wrote:
Miniar Wrote:Smoked lamb with traditional "laufabrauð" (leaf-bread, it's a paper thin and crunchy bread, delish and pretty).

That bread does sound good. And possibly good with hommus if it wouldn't break while scooping some up. We try to watch the carbs but using veggies with hommus just isn't the same.

I wonder if we could find a recipe online and make some...our cooking skill level is pretty low but we do all right if we follow recipes exactly.

-Shainin

I'd rate it as skill level 5-6 on a scale of 10 ... where 1 is "can boil water" and 10 is "epic chef of insanely awesome skill and talent"

and you need a special wheel to carve it right..
And it's deep fried..
And it's finicky.. you can't let it dry out too much and you can't have it too wet, and you need to flatten it to about 1 millimeter even if the dough is "tough".. and so on..
it's fun though..

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Yeah, I think that's beyond us.

Today I'm trying out non-alcoholic kluges of this drink: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/12/cranberry_prosecco_cocktail.html">http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/ ... ktail.html</a><!-- m -->

I wasn't sure offhand what liquid would best stand in for prosecco or champagne so I'm making two batches and seeing if either fails.

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