Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A Day to Ponder...
New Years Day brought with it a variety of emotions. I am entering a new year without my mom. In the last year and a half I have had to put my big girl panties on and keep moving forward...but, New Years Day brings a poignancy because in the Korean Culture New Years Day is a BIG holiday. The family always gets together and the children all bow to the elders in the family. The elders give little red and gold embossed envelopes with some money tucked in...and a special soup is made. My mom used to laugh so hard when as an adult I would try to crowd in with the kids and bow to her so I could get an envelope! LOL With just HH and I, New Years Day was quiet...I spent some good time in the Woolie Command Center but I couldn't shake the feeling that this year wasn't going to be the same if I didn't make the special New Years Day soup...Theokguk. By making and partaking of this soup your year will be one of blessings.
you start with rice cakes
a little beef broth, green onion, seaweed, sliced beef, pepper and cayenne pepper.
yummy tasting and more than that, I feel like mom is smiling down on me waving my envelope!
With 14 people already signed up on the Flicker 2013 UFO encouragement I decided to pick out my first UFO. I had one that just needed a binding! Got that whipped up! This week I will attach it and then tack it down. I also spent some time working on my Crow Gossip...did I already tell you how much I love that project! lol
I had to show you a coaster that a girlfriend gave me for Christmas...isn't that the truth! lol