Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Day After Christmas...

And here we are...the day after Christmas. Can you believe it’s over? Did you all have a good time? My daughter was invited to her boyfriend’s on Christmas Eve, so we had a brunch at our place with pancakes and chocolate fondue. Everyone enjoyed it.


We spent Christmas day in Montreal with my family, and had a lot of fun. Wonderful company, great food, interesting conversations, and lots of silliness...it doesn’t get better than that. There were even some fun gifts like the one below.

We all have the sarcasm gene.
Today is Boxing Day in Canada, primarily known as a shopping holiday similar to Black Friday in the United States. Businesses offer huge sales on some items, and people flock to them; in some cases, they line up for hours outside some stores.

I don’t do Boxing Day. There is traffic everywhere, and the malls are total madness. Didn’t we already go through that on Christmas Eve?


Nope, Boxing day is definitely not for me. I’m going to stay home, kick back, and enjoy some quiet time.

Have a great day, everyone.


26 comments:

  1. That sounds soooo wonderful Martha, I love that you enjoyed Montreal OUR hometown and that you visited family, and oh boy that fondue, to live for, sounds like you had an outstanding Christmas and I'm very happy for you but mostly for your family, 'cause they have you!
    ps Boxing Day : NEVER

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine! You are so sweet. The get together was great. I always enjoy meeting up with my family; they are such a terrific bunch. I hadn't done a fondue in years, and I think I will do it more often from now on!

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  2. I thought it was called Boxing Day 'cause you had to knock people out to get the good deals.

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    1. Well, you're not far off... You do have to knock people out for the best deals :)

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  3. Oh and that sarcasm, got it downpath, you think It's a Montreal thing?
    oh and visitor above, If I may Martha: BOXING DAY, used to be in THE old DAYS presents or things or food you didn't want anymore ,you would put it in a box, to give to poor people....gosh I wish they still did the same, I'm poor bring me your boxes of goodies

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    1. Hahaha...it may very well be a Montreal thing! Maybe it's more cultural...:)

      Yes, that is exactly what boxing day used to be. Now it's all about 'me me me', and 'more for me'. We have forgotten what the true spirit is all about!

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  4. What a wonderful brunch! I don't budge outta my house on Black Friday .. .what a todo. People were camped freaking out for a week in front of some places to get BARGAINS ... insanity!

    Hahaaaa ~ The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm ~ ... now there's you a Christmas present... love it!

    HAhaaa... Just Keepin! and, Thanks... Lorraine for that description of Boxing Day ... I don't think the US has any such lovely sentiment ... Black Friday simply means... that this is the Retailer's day for getting in the black instead of being the red! all about money!

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    1. Don't you just love that book, Carolyn? Hahaha! It is the best gift I saw there. My brother, my girls and I are great at sarcasm, so I joke about it being genetic!

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  5. What wonderful Boxing Day LOLs -- the first one is my fave! I'm glad you had a great Xmas in Montreal!

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    1. Christmas is the best when we get together with family. And we always have a great time together.

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  6. We don't do Boxing Day either, it's a day of leftovers, nibbles, treats and relaxing.

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  7. That is so funny "good will to all men must go" Where do you find these things, Martha, ha ha. I'm enjoying boxing Day simply because although iy is snowing off and on again - the sun is shining! Have a great day!

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    1. "good will to all men must go" Hahahaha... I just love that line! Sadly, it pretty much expresses what truly happens after Christmas.

      The weather is much better. And it's warming up!

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  8. that's not very thoughtful of one of the wise men , brings a big tv and no cartoons.

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  9. Hi Martha! Your Christmas brunch looked scrumptious! It's sad that Boxing Day has turned into a Black Friday! This year we had stores open throughout Thanksgiving Day, but I will not step foot in them then or at other inappropriate times. My oldest niece Heather used to gather up the younger nieces and nephews from all the aunts and uncles in Calgary and take them shopping on Boxing Day. They usually had an assortment of gift cards and cash burning a hole in their pockets. Now Heather lives in Kuwait. Another niece Sara is studying in France, so the two of them are traveling in Europe together over the holidays. I'm with you, kick back and relax! Take care!

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    1. Wow, that is fantastic...traveling in Europe over the holidays. I would love to do that. There must be some beautiful and amazing things to see there during the holidays.

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  10. Happy you had a beautiful, fun Christmas! No more shopping for me for a looooong time. Definitely not until next year. Lol.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. It was very nice. I'm with you...no more shopping for a loooooong time!

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  11. So the long run up and preparation for Christmas makes it pleasant and enjoyable. so right after Christmas is a bit of a let down. We need the peace and quiet.

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    1. That is exactly right, Red. We need that peace and quiet the next day. Even the next few days until the New Year arrives.

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  12. I love brunch. And yours looks great.

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    1. I love brunch, too. We hadn't done that for awhile, so it seemed like the perfect choice.

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  13. sounds like a wonderful Christmas! I avoided the boxing day shopping today.

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    1. It's not worth going with all the madness at the stores!

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