I write to you now from the Land of my Birth where Mrs. Geek and I are enjoying the holidays with my parents. It was a particularly lovely Christmas weekend, full of food. We helped my Mom make a couple hundred pieroghi with various fillings on Friday. Mrs. Geek and I then attended a party given by the best man at our wedding, where lots of food and drink was available. We had the traditional Slovak Christmas Eve dinner with my family on Saturday -- with the aforementioned pieroghi, homemade bread and buckwheat honey, and several soups made from dried legumes and mushrooms. Gifts were well received on Sunday; Mrs. Geek loved the Swarovski Mickey Mouse charm bracelet I got for her (thank you Empress of Metal). My mother loved the CD of Bellini's Norma featuring Joan Sutherland that she's wanted for years. Dad also liked the whiskey book I got for him -- though my sister got it for him as well. *sigh* A minor communication breakdown there. We ended the day with the traditional Christmas Day meal at my parent's house: beef tenderloin with twice baked potatoes.
Today is idyllic. It's a quiet day in a quiet week. I awoke this morning with nothing to do... and I'm glad it will be that way for a while. Everything has been "go! go! go!" for months now, and it is so very pleasant.
I can't let this go on for too long though, I suppose. I think I've already gained a couple pounds from all this holiday eating. I should find something to do that will keep this break from being a fitness disaster.
on 2005-12-26 at 2:04 p.m.
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