< Upheaval: Good morning! Do you want some figgy pudding?

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Good morning! Do you want some figgy pudding?

It is 5 a.m. I have been lying awake since about 3:30, and I decided finally to just get up. Actually, out of sheer boredom, I was making popping noises with my mouth, and that was disturbing Daniel, so I got up for his sake.

Hopefully, I will get tired from trying to think of something worthwhile to blog about, and I will go back to bed soon.

Daniel and I got sick the day after Christmas. It was yucky. We ate some cheeseball (gag) that must have sat out too long. As a result, Daniel was an eyewitness to my yuckiness, and I just heard about how bad he felt all day long. Anyone who has ever been around a "sick" man can feel my pain. But, despite his close proximity to death, apparently he can hold his cheeseball better than I can.

We did not have any traditional nastiness for the holidays. No fruit cake. No figgy pudding.

However, in just four days, my mother will force me to indulge in the grossest meal of the year. Our annual indulgence (?) in black eyed peas and cabbage. Ew.

Maybe I will just tell her I am still sick from the cheeseball.


Blogger Vanessa said...

My dog woke me up at 5:30 this morning and I was too angry with her to go back to sleep.

Not a fan of black-eyed peas or cabbage either. I also don't believe eating them brings one luck, so I skip that tradition and have tacos! Much more fun.

6:27 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

I like black-eyed peas. Cabbage? Not so much.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Hey, wha happen, German girl? No cabbage? C'mon...

Black-eyed peas are tolerable. Enough for the good luck they promise to bring me. And we need lots of cabbage for 2006 cuz we used up lots of cabbage in 2005.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

yeah yuck. My grandmother still makes this giant bowl of spinach rice bc she thinks its my favorite. I dont know why she thinks that.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Princess21 said...

sounds better than pork and saurkrout (?)! I think I may be sick just thinking about it!!

I hope you feel better soon!! I hate being sick....especially when hubby is sick! The world as we know it is ending! Men can be so dramatic!! (I wonder where they get it from!!) :)

8:37 AM  
Blogger YankeeAmanda said...

Tell her the cabbage will make your breastmilk give Dillon gas.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Well, that IS true, YankeeAmanda. Maybe Daniel should just eat double the cabbage instead. :)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

pj - thanks for agreeing with me about men and their illnesses. it is SO true that whatever illness they have, it is WAY worse than when you had it. daniel loves to say "man, my ____ is KILLING ME!" filling in the blank with "throat" or "arm" or "ear" or "hair."

and i can't stand the smell of cabbage at all. peas are okay, but not great. i just put a lot of salt on 'em and shove them in the back of my throat.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm sorry you didn't feel good, but I am glad that it was the food you ate AFTER you left my house, and not the food that we worked so hard on to feed our boys!

2:15 PM  
Blogger jes said...

yuck. black-eyed peas. amanda sue! we are 27 years old, and our mothers STILL force us to partake in the tradition. don't worry. you'll be doing it to Dillon, too.

to appease my mother, i eat ONE black eyed pea. that's it.

3:24 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

the only time I ever even heard of that tradition was from you, AS, and I won't be joining in on that one! Sorry!

4:03 PM  
Blogger Trinity13 said...

My mom also makes nasty pork and sauerkraut for New Years because "Families enjoying pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day will have good fortune all year because pigs root forward signifying the coming year, and green cabbage leaves indicate money." So we suffer every Jan 1st. :-(

4:35 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Yeah I know, I'm a man and I can't take much discomfort.
I'm definitely down with the black-eyed pea thing. Never heard of adding cabbage to the thing.
Y.A. is from PA and therefore has introduced me to the whole pork-sauerkraut deal. It's cool, but I'll stick with the 365 BYPs. Happy New Year if I don't see you before!

9:07 PM  
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9:08 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Cabbage and black-eyed peas? Yuck! Never heard of that before! I grew up with much tastier traditions ... deepfried apple dumplings and raisin pastries in icing sugar.
And the man sickness thing - I can TOTALLY relate!!! Oh my goodness...my Steve can certainly keel over in pain and complain that he is dying.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

pork and cabbage? I've never heard of this combination, but it sounds appalling.

Daniel - "man, my hair is killing me."


8:07 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

Pork and saurkraut is also a German tradition, so I'm surprised we never added that to our New Year's menu.

Just to clear it up, the cabbage is not served mixed with the black-eyed peas. They each get their own place on the plate.

Boiled Cod is a New Year's Eve must in Denmark. Um, no thanks.

8:27 AM  

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