Being a reasonably organized person, by December 26th, I like to have the tree disassembled and stored safely out of sight in the attic. Clutter adds to stress, so I've pared the random decs down to the bare minimum, for easy take down. While I may not be the most "festive," I am surely one of the most efficient. MB was even motivated to take the lights down quickly this year. By Dec. 27th there were not many holiday vestiges remaining, save for the Gelt Sc@$*##e.
I was so enamored with my BIG Christmas present (the orange crunchy one) that I forgot all about the Gelt Sc@$*##e that was in my stocking until tonight. Here's the story: every year MB goes to the German market 45 mins away (well, it used to be authentic German, but has since "changed hands" and them now sell *cough* French Rolls *cough*). He picks up all of the traditional wursts for Christmas Eve dinner, including the suspicious sounding "Blutwurst," which reminds me of the year we had squished Blutwurst all over the white kitchen floor. But I digress...
During his shopping trip, he usually picks up a Gelt Sc@$##*e as a stocking stuffer. For those of you who do not participate in wacky German traditions, the Gelt Sc@$##*e is made of marzipan and looks something like this:
(Yes, those are red butt cheeks with a coin in between them.)
With all signs of the holidays packed away for well over a week, it took me until tonight to rediscover the Gelt Sc@$*##e in the pantry, the last fond memory of Christmas 2008, besides the cheese balls :P
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