A New Kind of New Year’s Day

January 3, 2012 at 7:44 am 4 comments

For the last 30 years of my life I’ve spent New Year’s day holding my nose against the reek of sour kraut and pork while groaning through an entire day of football.  Football, ugh, the bane of my existance. I am irritated by football for a number of reasons, none of which will be included in this post.  Because year 31 was my lucky day.  While the rest of my family was whooping it up over football, I managed to escape to my daughter’s well appointed basement for a lovely quiet day of sewing and writing.  Sadly, I still had to put up with the stink of sour kraut.

Happy New Year!

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  • 1. Janet  |  January 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Happy New Year!

    My mom used to make sauerkraut and sausage for my dad once in a while (we’re half German so he liked it-we didn’t), but we were spared the tradition of sauerkraut on New Year’s. I’d come home from school and smell ammonia that my mom put in glass dishes to get rid of the sauerkraut smell-I don’t know which was worse-and I knew I’d be having something different that night. Luckily my parents didn’t force us to eat the really gross stuff they liked.

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  • 2. Dave  |  January 3, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I think that many in the UK spend the day recovering from the excesses of celebrating New Years eve. Happy New Year.

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  • 3. Velvet Sacks  |  January 4, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Kat Campbell, how good it is to see you blogging again! Happy New Year and welcome back!

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  • 4. katcampbell  |  January 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Hi Janet! Thanks for the tip, I never thought of using ammonia to get that smell out.

    Dave – Most in the U.S. do too, but I don’t drink, so it’s endless football.

    Hi Velvet! Thank you, it’s good to be back.

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