Very Merry Something**

You would think it was a holiday or something with the lack of blog posts out there.

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(snuck a picture at JoAnne’s)

Despite my cold, black heart’s desire to inflict that yarn on someone, I didn’t do it.  Instead, I learned how to crochet granny squares this weekend and made a project for someone’s birthday.  It wasn’t that bad.  Except for the yarn I did use.   Pictures when the recipient recieves it.

Dinner was wonderful!  Potato-cheese-onion and kapusta pierogies and mushroom/kapusta soup.  YUM!  And… no pierogies boiled open.  Four dozen and none.boiled.open.  If you’ve ever made homemade pierogies, you might see the wonderfulness of that.  I also have eight dozen in the freezer to have throughout the year. 

I don’t have a problem with estimating amounts… why do you ask?

Today, it’s a hickory smoked ham glazed with O.J., brown sugar and crushed black cherries.  Don’t knock it until you try it.  The sides are going to be fried pierogi filling cakes followed by poppyseed rolls and nut rolls.  I said I was going traditional.  The only thing missing was the drunken fighting. 

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Imported Russian poppy seeds soaking.  YUMMMM!

Last year on Christmas Eve, we were treated to the neighbor’s very loud Mexican musicuntil about 0330.  This year, it started about 1300.  Around 2215, a large SUV blaring rap music pulled up to the neighbor’s house, some shouting and threats ensued and it got QUIET!  Whoever that neighbor was, THANK YOU!  You worked better than the police.

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Another huge THANK YOU!  A wonderful Swallowtail from a wonderful person.  It means all the more because it’s been on my list to knit, but the floppy paw doesn’t allow certain stitches.  It arrived a week ago and there has only been one day I didn’t have it on. 

**ETA – Theme 72