Thursday, December 26, 2019

BOXING DAY.


I hope you all had a wonderful celebration yesterday.  Our Christmas' are always special, each one seeming more so than the last.  Yesterday our son and daughter-in-law came over for several hours and what a super time we had with them.  

Before they arrived my family in Germany got in touch via Facetime, and I once again blessed this technology that allows us to be practically in the same room together, even though we are three thousand miles apart.  

We enjoyed a dinner of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding with all the fixings.  This was the first Christmas Dinner that my dear hubby fixed and he did an excellent job.  There were old-fashioned Christmas Crackers on the table.  Gregg and I pulled the ends of ours so hard that the little novelties flew across the floor, and we never did find a couple of them.  We wore the paper hats contained inside, and told corny jokes from the little pieces of paper also enclosed, and after Christmas Dinner we sat around the tree and opened our gifts to each other.   

It went by too quickly and it seemed like no time at all when we were waving them off down the road on the way to our daughter-in-law's family.   The rest of the evening was spent relaxing and going over the fun of the day.  

We have no plans on Boxing Day but don't have to cook because we made sure to make enough for plenty of leftovers.  It will always be Boxing Day for me, the day after Christmas which my family enjoyed growing up in England.  

And it was a perfect day. 

Time to finish my post and I will leave you with a few lines I found recently.  You know how much I love my quotes.  

Enjoy yourselves and I look forward to hearing all about how you celebrated.




Simply give others a bit of yourself:
a thoughtful act,
a helpful idea,
a word of appreciation,
a lift over a rough spot,
a sense of understanding,
a timely suggestion.
You take something out of your mind,
garnished in kindness out of your heart,
and put it into the other person's mind and heart.

~Charles H. Burr~



24 comments:

  1. I am glad that you had such a wonderful day.
    Leftovers and Boxing Day belong together don't they? And they are always delicious left-overs too.

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    1. Thank you EC, and they certainly do and are :)

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  2. You have been blessed with wonderful traditions and family.
    I love quotes. They always sum up what others write books about. Your quote of giving a simple smile, word of encouragement or nod or understanding is good to remember for the New Year.

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    1. Thank you, another quote lover? I agree, those quotes are a good reminder for me too :)

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  3. Technology is a wonderful thing, if not for technology I would be unable to enjoy your blog today, it’s read to me by technology, left overs and Boxing Day,, perfect! A beautiful inspiration poem ! I love that!

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    1. Hi Laurie, how kind of you to say and I feel the same when I visit my blogging friends, including you :)

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  4. I love Boxing Day. 26th Dec is a national holiday in Poland

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    1. Hi Gosia, that's very interesting. I didn't realize it was a national holiday in Poland. That's another great thing about blogging, we learn such interesting facts :) Thank you!

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  5. I always love the quotes you post. Seems they are ones I have never seen before. Some of them I put on our church prayer line. We spent part of the day with our son and daughter-in-law too! Your cracker story made me laugh! And I can just picture you with that little hat on! Happy Boxing Day!

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    1. Thanks Ginny, I am always looking for a good quote that speaks to me, and might appeal to blogging friends out there :) So glad you enjoy them enough to put on your church prayer line. I'm looking forward to reading about the day with your family, and I am still looking for those novelties. I suspect they rolled under a sofa and I'll need help moving that old thing :)

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  6. A perfect day. Appreciate your generously sharing with us, dear D

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  7. Yes, technology can be so wonderful.
    So pleased you had a wonderful Christmas Day.
    I did enjoy reading those words from Charles H. Burr.

    All the best Jan

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  8. We also had a busy Christmas and are catching our breath today, as we look to the New Year.

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    1. Sounds lovely and we are having a quiet New Year's Eve :)

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  9. Great ending poem!
    We had a quiet Christmas also. We used FaceTime as well so we could connect with my Sister’s family in Colorado Springs. I love that kind of stuff.

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    1. Super, thank you! Glad you had a good time connecting with your family :) I like that kind of stuff too :)

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  10. Ah yes, I am very grateful for technology and all that it makes possible for us today. We are very blessed.
    Love the quote by Charles Bur.

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    1. Hi there GGG, and it's not something we take for granted is it? Glad you enjoyed the quote also :)

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  11. It was lovely that your son and daughter-in-law could spend time with you and also you had contact with family in Germany through modern technology. It sounds as if you had a lovely Christmas Day and a quiet Boxing Day as we did too. I'll post more myself soon. Wishing you a good weekend!Linda.

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    1. Thank you Linda, looking forward to learning all about how you spent your day. Have a good weekend also :)

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  12. It sounds like you enjoyed your Christmas.

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