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Dec 24, 2016 22:00:01   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
papers thrown out. cards in the rubbish bin. dishes done..............now we can relax for another 12 months! wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
Dec 24, 2016 22:15:01   #
luree (a regular here)
 
Wow! Christmas will be here in 1 hour and 45 minutes! So excited, need to go to bed so Santa will come!
Dec 24, 2016 22:32:09   #
Pearls Girls (a regular here)
 
Another 15 hours before Christmas dinner here.
I hope that you folks on the other half enjoyed your Christmas.
Dec 24, 2016 23:03:30   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
All done here too, everything cleaned up and put away.....just got 8 coming for tea later, but that's just cold ham/chicken and a heap of salads, oh and prawns which i'll be glad to get out of my fridge as I really don't like them but everyone else love's them lol
Dec 24, 2016 23:03:51   #
Sjlegrandma (a regular here)
 
Lucky you to have it all done and dusted. I have to wait for tomorrow (boxing day) for my family to come over for lunch. There will be 9 of us but I keep it simple as all except me have had a big Christmas lunch today. I am enjoying my own company today much to the horror of some of my friends.
Dec 24, 2016 23:36:43   #
suzy-kate (a regular here)
 
It's 4.30am here, I'm about to get up ready to put the Turkey in the oven (boned and stuffed with pheasant, chicken and three types of stuffing, it weighs 10 kilos), all the veg was prepped yesterday and the table is set. Only six having dinner, but another 14 coming later, so I've cooked a large ham, along with a stack of party food. I feel tired just thinking about it.
 
Dec 24, 2016 23:42:02   #
Janicesei
 
Sjlegrandma,
Tell me what Boxing Day is and how and why it's, celebrated. I hear the term but not sure what Boxing Day is all about. By the way, Merry Christmas too.
Dec 24, 2016 23:55:13   #
Myrle
 
Our Christmas Day casual lunch for four is over. It is a pre tasting of some of the Christmas dishes I have made and our real Christmas Dinner will b celebrated tomorrow (Boxing Day) at 2pm when all the family be here except our son and DIL and children who live in Tasmania. There will be 9 here tomorrow. If the Tassies were here there would be 6 more. I have been getting it ready a little each day and it has seemed easy. Looking forward to it. Lovely cool day here in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Slight drizzle of rain where we are, and showers in other areas. All good for the garden, which has survived the heat we have been having recently. Have just had a walk in the garden. We have, a flowery garden - roses, agapanthas, daisies, geraniums, red dahlias, hibiscus and petunias along with a lovely white lily which is flowering beautifully, name unknown along with our eucharist lily.
Dec 24, 2016 23:59:58   #
Margaretishbel
 
Done and dusted here as well. Our family have cut back on presents with more presents being made e.g. Fruitcake, preserves, jams, relish and olive oil, potted up plants from our gardens, all packaged imaginatively. These gifts have meant a lot to us all.
Dec 25, 2016 00:03:50   #
Sjlegrandma (a regular here)
 
Janicesei wrote:
Sjlegrandma,
Tell me what Boxing Day is and how and why it's, celebrated. I hear the term but not sure what Boxing Day is all about. By the way, Merry Christmas too.


Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and is a public holiday in the UK and Commonwealth countries. Here the stores are open and have big Boxing Day sales.

I believe it originated when the "rich" would box up the left over food and deliver it to the lesser fortunate of the village. You could probably find out more online. Hope that gives you an idea though.
Dec 25, 2016 00:12:06   #
Kathleen's daughter (a regular here)
 
My daughter had me for Xmas but canceled her friends as she and the girls and her husband all have a nasty respiratory-tract thing going around

I've had it and found it very debilitating

Would you believe I gave second hand stuff and money as presents

I have three slow cookers so I also gave the poor things lots of frozen butter chicken and lamb rogan josh because I know just how awful it's going to be on them to shake off this infection and I'm fit enough to recommence limited babysitting fortunately because the sick looking after sick children is torture

We had a delicious dinner and tomorrow all with my son and his family at my place

Isn't it great that we oldies have the time and experience and can make ourselves useful?!
 
Dec 25, 2016 00:42:13   #
yover8
 
Boxing Day -in the olden days when the British gentry would "box" the things they no longer wanted or needed because of their new gifts, and give them to the needy. Plus left over foods.

As a Canadian working in the USA, I was often teased about "Boxing Day" and its significance. The best answer to them was : it is a paid holiday, no expectations, and a breather from all the stress leading up to Christmas. In the USA it is business as usual.

And yes, as my family still lived in Canada, we continued the tradition of giving away what was no longer needed.
Dec 25, 2016 03:05:49   #
Mary Cardiff (a regular here)
 
no1girl wrote:
papers thrown out. cards in the rubbish bin. dishes done..............now we can relax for another 12 months! wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


How can you put the card out,Mine will be up till the new year,or 12 days after Christmas day,But we are all different,Have a lovely year ahead.
Dec 25, 2016 03:27:46   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
Mary Cardiff wrote:
How can you put the card out,Mine will be up till the new year,or 12 days after Christmas day,But we are all different,Have a lovely year ahead.


thank goodness we ARE all different.

LOL
Dec 25, 2016 05:35:03   #
Mary Cardiff (a regular here)
 
Sjlegrandma wrote:
Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and is a public holiday in the UK and Commonwealth countries. Here the stores are open and have big Boxing Day sales.

I believe it originated when the "rich" would box up the left over food and deliver it to the lesser fortunate of the village. You could probably find out more online. Hope that gives you an idea though.

Here in the UK, it was when the poor box in the church ,was oppened and the money shared with the poor,Always thoughtit wouldhave been better before Christmas,But are church would be pack on Christmas day,could be people gave more that day.
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