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Good Morning MMC!!!!!! It's going to be a warm one her with a high in the mid 40's. I'm getting ready to head out to the grocery store and then hopefully I can get caught up on here. I hope evryone is having a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!

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Good Morning, Christmas family~

Hope all is well with you & yours!!

Post-Christmas blues are a bit better, thanks to all of you for cheering me up~

Still watching Christmas movies on Hallmark & AMC, God bless them!

We had a nice dinner with my parents last night, gotta love Italian food. Went home stuffed.

Today, with my parent's help, we will start taking some decorations down. We usually wait until next week, but work will be busy & with my doctor appointments, I probably will feel a bit overwhelmed. So, I choose to accept their help!! And, hopefully won't get as sad as I normally do

Meceka, so happy to hear Mouse is doing well, and that the treatments are done! Hugs to you all.

Xmas, hope you got some rest & are feeling better today. BTW, we have a Taco Bell around the corner from our house..so good!

Thanks again for all of your thoughts and prayers!! It helps me more than you know.

Have a great day!! Hugs to you all!!

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Today, with my parent's help, we will start taking some decorations down. We usually wait until next week, but work will be busy & with my doctor appointments, I probably will feel a bit overwhelmed. So, I choose to accept their help!! And, hopefully won't get as sad as I normally do

I agree, got to things when you can, especially when help is offered!
Will keep praying for you
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Good Morning everyone! Just got home from the dentist. Was supposed to have plans with my best friend today but she cancelled on me b/c she is working 75 hrs in 2 weeks...dont know if i should be disappointed or not since i havent seen her in almost a month.

I'm supposed to have a girls night with my mom and some of her friends from work
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:53 AM
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Just listened to Merle Haggard singing "If We Make It Through December" on MCR. He has such a clear, crisp voice. Plus, he has a place near Mount Shasta, CA, just north of us.
I love Merle Haggard, and that song in particular! My dad taught me to play guitar, and I'd sit in front of his reel-to-reel player and play with Merle, Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner & many others. It really takes me back when I hear it.
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Have I mentioned how much I dislike Atlanta?

No offense to ReineV, but there is NO WAY I would ever live there! We took our daughter to the American Girl store as part of her Christmas gift. She had a gift card to buy clothes & accessories for her doll, and to get the doll's hair done. We had a wonderful time with her while we were there, but getting there and getting home from there was terrible!

Traffic, road raging drivers, traffic, road closures, traffic...and did I even mention the TRAFFIC??

Ughh. I hope I never have to see Atlanta again!
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Ha ha!

With our black eyed pea tradition is well know around here. In fact our store shelves get cleared out of them this time of year. The whole time I was growing up I thought it was world wide but when I started dating my boyfriend in high school from Michigan his family thought I was crazy! Ha ha! Then they realized just about everyone in Texas ate them on New Years.

Oh yeah, Wayne is from Maryland, he never heard of it either. Now it's his tradition too!
Blackeyed peas and ham hocks, around here!
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:10 AM
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If anyone has a story on Lucky Foods for the New Year I would love to hear from you.

I plan to make these food for the New Year from other countries and traditions. Here in the southern USA it is considered lucky to eat black eyed peas on New Years Day. You can read the whole story on the link I posted above.

I did a google search on lucky foods from around the world but would love to hear personal stories from all of you, if you have one! =)

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African American families do the black eyed peas thing too, but also collards or cabbage (symbolizing money in the New Year). My late FIL used to make head cheese for New Years and give it away for luck. I don't know the tradition behind that one though.
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If anyone has a story on Lucky Foods for the New Year I would love to hear from you.

I plan to make these food for the New Year from other countries and traditions. Here in the southern USA it is considered lucky to eat black eyed peas on New Years Day. You can read the whole story on the link I posted above.

I did a google search on lucky foods from around the world but would love to hear personal stories from all of you, if you have one! =)

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I live in Pittsburgh, PA and I have always grown up eating pork and sauerkraut for my dinner on New Years Day. My grandma always said that it was what she ate on New Years Day growing up, so she continued the tradition with her family. My mom now does it and I can't imagine having a New Years without it! Eating this meal is supposed to bring you good luck for the upcoming year.

A lot of people hate sauerkraut because it is so bitter. The trick (if anyone wants to try it) is to dump the sauerkraut out of the can/bag into a strainer, rinse it with cold water, shake that out, rinse it again a few more times. That takes the horrible bitterness out of it and it actually tastes really good.

We usually cook it on the stove with the pork and also some hot dogs, but a crock pot works really well, too!

I think this originated from the Pennsylvania Dutch.

Edit -- Here is what the PA Dutch supposedly thought about it - "Pennsylvania Dutch superstition says that eating pork brings good luck because a pig roots forward to look for its food, while chickens scratch backward and cows stand still."
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A lot of people hate sauerkraut because it is so bitter. The trick (if anyone wants to try it) is to dump the sauerkraut out of the can/bag into a strainer, rinse it with cold water, shake that out, rinse it again a few more times. That takes the horrible bitterness out of it and it actually tastes really good.

We usually cook it on the stove with the pork and also some hot dogs, but a crock pot works really well, too!
I love sauerkraut, especially with grilled sausage, and onions & peppers. Mmmm, mmmm!
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