Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Days After Christmas

We survived!  Everyone seemed to be well fed and well gifted and left us old folks to recoup.  Yes, we were tired.  I may not cook again for awhile.  Although I had really good kitchen help..especially with the clean up!

We picked teams and played Trivia..it is amazing what Grands learn not from school but from the movies..like how many times a year do Penguins have sex?  “Once” replied Paige “I learned that from the movie Happy Feet.” Most of the family knows a very limited amount of Sports Trivia..other than Hockey, we know nothing of other sports. Only one of us knew what the Super Bowl Trophy was called.  Presidential elections ran a close second to sports as a non category for all of us. 

Andy cooked the Prime Rib as I have no knowledge of that kind of fancy smancy cooking. A mountain of Spaetzle disappeared into those Grands.   They all enjoyed the non traditional Mudballs for desert. The mudballs were awesome especially with raspberries on top..they just might become a new tradition.  Noah likes his water carbonated..one evening he shared with me..it wasn’t too bad.

Far Guy says he doesn’t have much planned for after Christmas.  I have so many irons in the fire it is difficult to know where or what to begin first.  I think I will just rest a couple of days.

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Cute little snow woman ornament from Leah.

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Beautiful Maple leaf ornament from Jen:)

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18 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had fun and lots of good things to eat. I especially love that maple leaf ornament. I think you deserve to rest for a while and just enjoy your beautiful ornaments and lights.

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  2. Morning, oh sounds like a wonderful time had by all......fun, family and food, can`t beat that.......Blessings Francine.

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  3. Yes, the older we get, the more these family gatherings take out of us. We played some word game on Thanksgiving, too, and it was lots of fun. I didn't know that about penguins. :-)

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  4. Enjoy some resting and relaxing time.... that is what we have done the last two days - I even took a nap (I never do that) must have needed it to get ready for the weekend! Happy New Year to you!

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  5. A beautiful time, and a now a long winters nap....

    Jen

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  6. Beautiful ornaments! Enjoy your well deserved rest.

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  7. Christmas preparation is a tremendous effort that is worth it . After it's over it's kind of nice to sit back for a while and let it all sink in.
    Glad you had a good Christmas.

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  8. Ah, yes... relaxation - a perfect idea! Good luck with that ;-)

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  9. Sounds like the perfect day, Far Side. Hope you enjoy the end of the year and have a Blessed New Year.
    Stay warm! ♥

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  10. Your Christmas gathering sounds perfect. I wouldn't do well with the trivia.

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  11. I was looking forward to Boxing Day (26th) figuring that I could relax and do absolutely 'nothing'. Then I remembered the leak in the water line. The repair didn't go well yesterday, we will be tackling it again today.

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  12. Glad you are happily recovering and isn't it like a big sigh of relief when the 26th arrives?

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  13. Resting is good...enjoy those beautiful trees of yours.

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  14. I love that maple leaf! I am glad that it is over even though it was a nice christmas, with Mom and Dad over!

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  15. What is a mudball? You must share your recipes. Sounds interesting.

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  16. That maple leaf ornament is gorgeous!
    I didn't even have anybody over and I rested up for a couple of days, myself--LOL! I have a list of things I should be doing...and I will start tomorrow, said Scarlett. ;)
    It was a wonderful year!! :):)

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  17. That maple leaf is indeed beautiful.

    Enjoy some resting up time! :)

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  18. I love hearing about your Christmas! It sounds delightful. I'm with Noah, gotta love the carbonated water!

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