Already the day after

It’s already the day after Christmas and this year I obviously missed wishing you all “Merry Christmas“, so instead I will ask you how did you celebrate? 

My Christmas was spent with my family and was spread over two days this year. On Christmas Eve day we all met at Dad’s – fifteen of us – and shared a delicious meal that was followed by an exchange of gifts with Dad, my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew. It’s my week with Dad, so after everyone went home and I’d finished cleanup, Dad and I relaxed and read books. The next day, December 25, I got home for a few hours with my husband, and in the evening we welcomed our girls, their guys – except one who was unfortunately sick at home, and our grandson. It was another pleasant gathering of the clan with gifts exchanged and more food. My girls know me quite well it seems, and I received thoughtfully chosen items for Christmas. 

Here in our part of Nova Scotia we got some of the winter storm that was sweeping across the Maritimes and eastern US. It varied across the province, but for us it was some of everything – snow, ice pellets, rain, sunshine breaking through, fog, then more rain, more snow – but not a huge amount. The wind was ferocious for a while, though. At our house, and at some others around us, the power went off in the middle of our gift giving/opening, but we were prepared with battery-operated lanterns and other lights. Apparently, power was restored in the wee hours of this morning. That’s the way it is here, so be prepared.

All in all, it was a more relaxed time than in past years. Less chaos, less stress, less pressure. More time to enjoy everything.

Now it’s your turn. How did you spend Christmas Day? Or do you have other celebrations around this time? I’d really enjoy hearing about it. 🙂

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂 

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. – Isaiah 9: 6-7

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6 responses to “Already the day after

  1. Sounds like a lovely Christmas. We took Dot, our dog to the beach Christmas morning and then entertained my inlaws with a Christmas dinner I had prepared. Then watched the Call the Midwife Christmas special and Victoria. All very relaxing as well. Skyped with my mom and brother in Canada so I could wish my mom a Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  2. My half-brothers’ and half-sister’s father and stepmother welcome us to their home, so we can see all the niece and nephews. We have a potluck with tons of great food. We give the kids gifts and for the adults, we play the white elephant game. We also play some kind of game, which is lots of fun. It’s such a treat to listen to the grandma play the piano so beautifully.

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  3. We had a joyous time with our son and his family and our daughter here, plus both our fathers. What fun!!

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