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    Thursdays #510 - St. Nicholas Day!

    It's Dec. 6 - St. Nicholas Day! I'm Czech on my mom's side, Polish on my dad's side; so we note the day in my family. From what I have read it is a tradition of northern and eastern Europe. On Dec. 5 children place their shoes beside the door at bedtime. In the morning they find goodies tucked into their shoes - little gifts, fruit, and candy or cookies. (Or a lump of coal, if they've been naughty) When I was little there was an orange in my stocking every year. Most years there would be a Father Christmas cookie like this one. At the Czech bakery they're not baked in a mold, but they are wrapped with a colored picture of Father Christmas on top. They are yummy, gingery, similar to Dutch Spekulaas (sp?) cookies. In Czech he's called Pernik.



    I had St. Nick on my calendar for the wrong day! Thought I was supposed to hang up my stocking tomorrow night and find it filled on Saturday. Whoops! So -- how about a piece of gingerbread with me?

    Happy Saint Nicholas Day,
    Elyse
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
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    Thanks for opening the bar...I think I am going to put on a pot of water to make some tea, coffee and maybe a chocolate.

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    Gingery cookies always remind me of winter and Christmas.

    DOne!

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    Wow - oooo - it is so quiet in here, where is everyone? Maybe out doing some Christmas shopping.

    It looks like Richard has already put the lights on the tree - what a great job he did. So I will start to put the ornaments on the tree - sure hope someone shows up to help me.

    Hmmm, I wonder what is available at the bar to drink.

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    I'll get some hot cocoa going - with or without cinnamon, as desired! And Richard's got the kettle on for tea - and Gini, I think there might be some of Slick's Bailey's around here to spike the cocoa with if you'd like?

    I'll help hang ornaments, but am not allowed on any ladders, for safety's sake!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Sorry I was absent! I was out on the town with the girls.

    I have a pot of coffee on and I'll fix a batch of cinnamon buns - y'all in?
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    Cinnamon buns sounds perfect for a December morning! I'll have some! And even share a nibble with Miss Pinot, if she'd like one!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Sorry to be late to the party!!! Cinnamon buns sound lovely. I'd like one with some hot chocolate if there are any left.
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    Oh boy, I just got home from doing some errands and the traffic was a mess! I'm putting on water for tea, and I'm going to spike mine with just a bit of rum to help wash away all the December Saturday drivers!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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    It's a crappy and damp and chilly day here, and I ended up taking an afternoon nap. Son and DIL had been out shopping, and they got home right before I woke up. I went to the kitchen to fix myself a hot drink, and there on the counter was a bottle of Captain Morgan's spiced rum. I don't think son would mind if we spiked our drinks a little, Elyse. You up for a nip???
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    It's a crappy and damp and chilly day here, and I ended up taking an afternoon nap. Son and DIL had been out shopping, and they got home right before I woke up. I went to the kitchen to fix myself a hot drink, and there on the counter was a bottle of Captain Morgan's spiced rum. I don't think son would mind if we spiked our drinks a little, Elyse. You up for a nip???
    I'm in.......I have been away too long here and think it's time to fire up the hearth.

    I am also putting up stockings for everyone.


    Done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    I'm in.......I have been away too long here and think it's time to fire up the hearth.

    I am also putting up stockings for everyone.


    Done!

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    Cinna-man buns used to be my stage name.....
    WOW!!! Look at the size of Orc's stocking!!! Santa will have a hard time filling that one!!! I bet an entire reindeer will fit in it.

    It's cold and gloomy here today. How about a refill on the hot chocolate with extra mallow?
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    Ravens lost, weather's damp (but not chilly), I need a drink. Spike away!

    How about some beer bread with dip? It's really good.
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    4 rainy days in a row. I'll have hot chocolate spiked with peppermint schnapps, please. I've got a copy of Polar Express we can watch, to get us in the mood!
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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    A Foggy Day in London Town would be a much more appropriate song than White Christmas for this part of the country right now. I wonder if the sun will shine again any time soon. I'm tired of dreary and damp and drizzly. It's not cold, but the dampness give me a chill.

    I'll have a big mug of that hot chocolate to try to warm these old bones! Thanks......
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    Would you like cinnamon in it, or marshmallows, or both? I give you one of the X-large mugs, good for warming hands with!
    I've Been Frosted

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