“Happy Day After Christmas, Merry Rest of the Year, even when Christmas is over, The Light of the World is Still Here!” 

Today is a pretty day with lots of sun and lots of blue. It is warmer than yesterday, all the way to 26°. I am down to one can of dog food and a couple of packets of pumpkin for dogs. I figure I can mix the two and pick up the cans of dog food tomorrow as I’ll be out anyway for PT at 11. I love to confine my errands to one day. That allows for a sense of accomplishment and free days the rest of the week to loll.

Yesterday was a Merry Christmas. I had coffee and read the paper then I opened the presents from my sisters and oohed and ahhed. The presents were unique. From the flea market came the neatest, old fashion metal noisemakers decorated for New Year’s with a couple wearing masks when they danced. They joined my collection. From my home town came a cookbook and a picture of the 10-Footer, the backyard shoe shop belonging originally to Mr. Doucette, a designated historical site. There were woven baskets, decorations like a really neat looking cloth Christmas tree with what sort of looks like three sets of arms, a gift card from my favorite place to shop, Ring Brothers, and my cinnamon lollipops just to name a few of my gifts.

I had a great time opening packages despite Nala checking out every package. My sister Sheila gave the dogs each a new stuffed animal which makes a squealing sound. I find the toys all over. They are a hit as were the frosted Christmas dog cookies she sent, two for each pup. She sent me my peanut butter balls and my sweetened walnuts. I take one peanut butter ball every time I am in the kitchen. I find myself making extra trips. Dinner was late, spaced well after my shrimp and my clam chowder. It was delicious.

Today is a lazy day. I’m going to read through my new cookbook and look at all my presents. I’ll munch a few See’s chocolates, a gift from my sister Moe in Colorado. I have cheese and crackers. I have egg nog. Today will be a sterling day!

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2 Comments on ““Happy Day After Christmas, Merry Rest of the Year, even when Christmas is over, The Light of the World is Still Here!” ”

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    I’m glad to hear that your holiday yesterday was a big success. Today, the sky is clear as a bell and the high temperature is 56°.

    We did the traditional Jewish Christmas Day activities yesterday, Chinese food and a movie. One of our authentic Chinese restaurants was full of people and the movie was nearly sold out. It seems that Christmas afternoon movies is also a new Christian tradition. On Christmas Eve, the regular TV personalities on Chanel 8, gave the audience their holiday wishes and plans for the day. Non of them are Jewish, I think, and two out of the three anchors said they were going to the movies in the afternoon on Christmas it was their family tradition also. They didn’t mention Chinese cuisine. 🙂

    We saw the movie about Whitney Houston, “I Want to Dance With Somebody” and it was excellent. Tomorrow, my spouse and I are going to see, “Babylon”. Earlier today my daughter took me to the “Perot Science and Nature Museum” in Downtown Dallas. The museum is endowed and named for H.Ross Perot. If you remember he ran for the Republican nomination in 1994. My daughter has been there several times but it was my first visit. We saw all the various exhibits among crowds of kids and families. On the way to the museum, we stopped off for a Mexican lunch.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It has stayed cold all day, but the wind died down so it felt warmer.

      When I think back to all our family Christmases, the whole day was filled with family and food and presents. I don’t think any of us would have thought movie. Now, though, I spend Christmas either with friends or alone so I wouldn’t mind a movie. I bet it would be similar with my friends. Nobody mentions Chinese.

      Most stores were closed on Christmas except maybe the convenience store and a gas station or two. I don’t think local museums were open either. Today is the day off for the town employees so the tow hall is closed today. Christmas is a quiet time around here.

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