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Winter Break Activities

December 21st, 2016 at 11:48 pm

A pretty calm and quiet Christmas week around here...

- F had her well-check the other day. She had to get a shot (as her dr. said - the last one until college - DTap booster), but otherwise it was all good. And the visit was free.

- F is working on her 7th grade application essays (she's doing just one a day, which is great - they'll be done by the end of the week).

- It was a relatively warm day so we played basketball in the park. We invented this game that involves more than one hoop, so we can't use our hoop at home.

- We've been having lunch at home but we did go out and get a nice snack today at the Teahouse.

- D had his office holiday lunch yesterday. There was a mix-up and he thought spouses weren't going, and then at the last minute, his boss and one of his co-workers brought their spouses. Another co-worker and D didn't know this was happening. Just as well - although it would have been a free lunch, I was with F so I couldn't have gone.

- We are leaving for soccer camp early on the 26th - I'm excited! I've never been to Pittsburgh before. It's just three nights, and it should be fun. Right now the weather is warmer than it is here, but I bet it'll feel colder.

- Because we're leaving on Boxing Day, we're doing a kind of low-key dinner. I'm making cock-a-leekie pie! And roasties, brussels sprouts and chocolate cake.

- F got a letter from her Irish pen pal... they could email each other, but they still write letters. It's so sweet! Can't wait until they can meet in person (not this summer, but the summer after).

8 Responses to “Winter Break Activities”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like a lovely break week for all of you!

  2. snafu Says:

    Do you think SA participants celebrate Boxing Day? I haven't thought of Cock-a-Leekie pie since my mom passed. She always made it in a rectangular pan which we felt was un pie-like.

  3. househopeful Says:

    I love that they write letters instead of emails! That is awesome.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    We celebrate Boxing Day! It may be the 27th for us this year as we're traveling on the 26th, but I've got some Brit treats planned!

  5. Buendia Says:

    I'm sad there really won't be Boxing Day this year! We'll be in airports and planes, and with the time change we won't arrive until 5. But airports are pretty and festive at Christmas so it should be fun anyway! Last time I made a savory pie, I did one in a traditional pie dish and one in a rectangular bread pan... it was slightly weird, but I see the tall-sided pies on Bakeoff all the time, and it was sort of like that. Do you still like Cock-a-Leekie, Snafu? I think it's amazing! We all love leeks around here... Going to make the dough tomorrow so that's one thing I won't have to do on Sunday. Christmas eve is frito pies (used to be tamales but they're a lot of work).

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What are roasties?

  7. Buendia Says:

    Frugal Texan - roast potatoes! So good - crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside!

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ah, ok. Smile

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