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Old 12-19-2008, 10:20 PM   #21
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The only decorations up in our house so far are four Christmas cards from the wife's clients and a couple of Christmas pictures the kids drew and hung up. Supposedly tomorrow we are putting up the tree and the wreaths.
As for cookies and candies, we don't usually make many of those to begin with (my being a diabetic and all), so this year doesn't look like much of a change there. Just a few for the kids sake, and a small Christmas dinner as the kids don't much pay attention to the food anyway, LOL.
Someone stole my mojo, baby!
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:35 PM   #22
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I feel so much better that I am not alone, too. I was great with present shopping, wrapping, cards and mailing but not so great with the baking and candymaking this year. I did take the two cake decorating classes but I have not baked one cookie, one cake or even made truffles. By this time, I always have my candy done and save the other baking until now. Maybe, this weekend, I will buy the poppyseeds and make the makosh that I so want to do for my neighbor. Or at least the Black Forest Truffles.

Could you imagine if we all did a cookie exchange? None of us would have anything to share. lol

I promised myself, tomorrow I will get something done--even if it is just the homemade poppyseed filling.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:38 PM   #23
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Pie Susan,
How do you make your poppy seed cake? It is my favorite.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:47 PM   #24
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Pie Susan,
How do you make your poppy seed cake? It is my favorite.
See
Rabbi Gil Marks' Makosh

Makosh are Hungarian poppyseed rolls.
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:48 PM   #25
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Hey, I found the original round tuit:
The 'Original' Round Tuit! - Round Tuit gifts - Round Toit Origins - Round Tuit History

Does that mean that the gumption is in the same vicinity?

I think I need to do some more googling. lol
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:51 PM   #26
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Did you know there is a road to gumption:
The Road to Gumption: Using Your Inner Courage to Balance Your Work and Personal Life
I think I am getting closer.....
Dorothy, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore......
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:37 AM   #27
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Well, I am in the midst of makosh making, so I must admit I found some gumption. It is actually fun!
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:03 PM   #28
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You're not alone. We just bought our tree Saturday, & it's still sitting out on the deck. Haven't done my cards yet. I have breads to bake that I'm not even sure I have all the ingredients for. And I STILL have to Xmas shop for my husband. And what's today? Dec. 22? Normally I would have had all this stuff done by the start of last week latest.

Bah Humbug!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:38 PM   #29
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well...I've lost it all...even the little bit I had is gone... I'm sad.

We were supposed to go to Oregon for Christmas. Paul's Mom was having the family over for a huge (30-40 people) Christmas Eve dinner. David and Shannon were going to drive down and meet us there. I was so dang excited to introduce Shannon to the family and to have David there with us for the big Christmas Celebration. I so wanted to see him happy and proud and in love... because of the weather it's been cancelled. Mom and dad haven't even had power now for three days!! They have a well so that means no water either!! They are old and cold and stubbern! They refuse to leave and go to a friends so we are worried about them....

So, I thought at least David and Shannon can come here and the four of us can have some kind of Christmas... Nope! It's snowing again and it looks like our nice private road is blocked...no one going up or down the hill...

So it's just Paul and I. Hadn't really planned on being here so... no really nice christmas dinner planned...pizza for tonight which is Great but..not special. Paul didn't finish his x-mas shopping... our satalite tv is OUT... Didn't do much baking because I didn't think we'd be here...didn't put up a tree because we didn't think we'd be here... won't have my son...

I've been depressed before...this isn't depression... it's sadness. I"m sad.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:09 PM   #30
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I'm so sorry Pdswife - that's terrible!! But at least you'll be together with hubby, even if things are a bit bleak.

While things aren't as dire here, I apparently did something God-awful to my back last night while wrastling with frozen hoses & horse water troughs, & today can barely move without bringing tears to my eyes. I have a nearly 10-foot tall completely bare tree standing in my living room, gifts that need wrapping, a house that needs cleaning, & food to start prepping, & I can't do a darn thing without crying. Have tried Advil, Doan's Pills, & wearing my back brace (I have an old spinal injury to contend with), but no luck so far.
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