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post #1301 of 2412
Ummmm....latkes!

Happy Chanaukah!
post #1302 of 2412
Good morning/afternoon!
post #1303 of 2412
Ruthla - Did you get all of the geld (is that the right term ) and get everything wrapped?
post #1304 of 2412
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Originally Posted by wateraddict View Post
Ruthla - Did you get all of the geld (is that the right term ) and get everything wrapped?
I got enough gelt (you were close!)- the chocolate kind, for the whole week. I also got enough "real gelt" ($1 coins) for 4 nights. Last night I gave them gifts (webkinz for the younger 2, a package of knee highs for my teenager), tonight I'll give them coins. I'm not sure exactly what we'll be doing each night, but I don't intend to overwhelm them with gifts. The nights they get from somebody else (like grandparents, or on Sunday when they get from tons of relatives we literally see once a year) they'll get nothing from me. Friday night things will be hectic-get ready for Shabbos, light menorahs, then light Shabbos candles- I may skip gifts that night altogether, and I'm hoping their dad will step in with a gift for them on Saturday night.

If I run short on gifts, I can always give them $1 bills instead of coins, or try to get back to the bank (maybe a different branch?) for more coins.
post #1305 of 2412
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
What do you do with the shoes for St. Nick's day?
The tradition we inherited from my mother is to put out shoes on the eve of St. Nicholas day. He comes during the night and fills the shoes, with books, nuts, fruit, maybe a small gift or two. I know in many parts of Europe (especially Northern Europe) it is the main gift giving day of the Christian holiday season.
I believe this tradition is what eventually evolved into Santa Claus (Short for Saint (Santa) Nicholas) filling stockings.

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Remember that my holiday traditions for December involve lighting a menorah and eating foods fried in oil!
That's right, I meant to say Happy Chanaukah yesterday, at least its not too late today
post #1306 of 2412
Happy Chanaukah!
post #1307 of 2412
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If I run short on gifts, I can always give them $1 bills instead of coins, or try to get back to the bank (maybe a different branch?) for more coins.
The post office here used to give the dollar coins in their vending machines as change. I don't know why I wanted them anymore, but I remember going in a few years ago and buying a $0.02 stamp with a $20 bill just to get the coins in change.
If you can't find coins at the bank, you might try the post office.
post #1308 of 2412
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Originally Posted by cheenya View Post
The tradition we inherited from my mother is to put out shoes on the eve of St. Nicholas day. He comes during the night and fills the shoes, with books, nuts, fruit, maybe a small gift or two. I know in many parts of Europe (especially Northern Europe) it is the main gift giving day of the Christian holiday season.
I believe this tradition is what eventually evolved into Santa Claus (Short for Saint (Santa) Nicholas) filling stockings.



That's right, I meant to say Happy Chanaukah yesterday, at least its not too late today
Cool! i can easily see how filling shoes with gifts evolved into filling socks (stockings) with gifts. It seems like a lot of traditions got mushed around to become modern Christmas observances.
post #1309 of 2412
it's snowing! exactly what i needed to lift my spirits. we even made a snowman!
post #1310 of 2412
Hi mamas! Whata re you all eating for dinner? I'm starving........ :
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Hi mamas! Whata re you all eating for dinner? I'm starving........ :
Thanksgiving leftovers, they came out of the freezer and are heating in the oven right now
post #1312 of 2412
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Thanksgiving leftovers, they came out of the freezer and are heating in the oven right now
We don't have any of those left!

I'm making latkes tonight. Again- we had them last night too.
post #1313 of 2412
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We don't have any of those left!

I'm making latkes tonight. Again- we had them last night too.
I love latkes! I haven't had them in years though. As much as I love to eat them, I've never been able to make them and have them taste right.
post #1314 of 2412
I'm tired of my house smelling like olive oil smoke.
post #1315 of 2412
Sorry I've been absent!

I've been busy with family obligations and dealing with the impending death of a grandparent.

On top of all this stuff my 17 yo dd let a friend pierce her lip today. I'm livid! I don't care what you do to your body after you are 18. The rule here is no extra piercings unless you are 18. DD did her belly button on her own a year or so ago and daddy let it stay in, despite the house rule. So now we have the lip thing.

I get to be the bad guy and tell her to take it out.

Lucky me. : :
post #1316 of 2412
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Sorry I've been absent!

I've been busy with family obligations and dealing with the impending death of a grandparent.

On top of all this stuff my 17 yo dd let a friend pierce her lip today. I'm livid! I don't care what you do to your body after you are 18. The rule here is no extra piercings unless you are 18. DD did her belly button on her own a year or so ago and daddy let it stay in, despite the house rule. So now we have the lip thing.

I get to be the bad guy and tell her to take it out.

Lucky me. : :
My parents had the same rule and I lived through it. Tell your daughter that.
post #1317 of 2412
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Originally Posted by DragonflyBlue View Post
I love latkes! I haven't had them in years though. As much as I love to eat them, I've never been able to make them and have them taste right.
I boil the potatoes first, then mash'em up and add eggs, salt, and pepper, then fry in olive oil. If you make them with raw grated potatoes, they're much harder to make- sometimes the outside burns before the inside fully cooks.
post #1318 of 2412
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Originally Posted by DragonflyBlue View Post
Sorry I've been absent!

I've been busy with family obligations and dealing with the impending death of a grandparent.

On top of all this stuff my 17 yo dd let a friend pierce her lip today. I'm livid! I don't care what you do to your body after you are 18. The rule here is no extra piercings unless you are 18. DD did her belly button on her own a year or so ago and daddy let it stay in, despite the house rule. So now we have the lip thing.

I get to be the bad guy and tell her to take it out.

Lucky me. : :
First I thought you said your 17mo pierced her lip. Gosh, toddlers seem easy compared to what teenagers can do, don't they?
post #1319 of 2412
yay! both kids are asleep at 7pm. must be all that playing in the snow. i did some ab work, took a shower, and am eating a granola bar. any one like clif bars? don't tell me anything bad about 'em cuz i love 'em. i'm going to relax a bit, maybe frame some pictures for christmas presents while watching tv, and go read in bed.
post #1320 of 2412
Ugh. It's 8:00 and DS is still up, the girls have the TV on so it's hard to get him down. GRRR I hate that stupid thing!!!
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