Snapshots from a lazy Christmas day in Canada

Earlier today I told a friend I’m never eating again and he immediately made his first prediction for 2020. Unsurprisingly, his prediction came true less than two hours later. šŸ˜¶

Ok fine, if you must know, I ate some pearl onions which were on a platter with smoked salmon. šŸ˜œ

Omg I’m so full. Last night’s dinner, home-cooked by my mom and brought over, along with appetizers and snacks and, you know, booze…oh. So good.

Cookies too. šŸ™‚

So full.

Today is a day of nothing. We did all the family stuff on Sunday (his side) and last night (my side) and tomorrow we will see the kids’ cousin from the west coast and after that some more family over the weekend which means I am spending the rest of Christmas day on the couch or napping in bed.

This feels just right. At least until I get hungry or get a craving. šŸ˜›

How about some snapshots for those of you who are spending a similarly low-key day at home?

And maybe later I’ll wander over to the fridge to see if the teenager left me some of the smoked salmon. Gotta keep my strength up here, right? šŸ˜‰

Snapshots: (some photos are fuzzy…remind me to clean the lens next time)

I told her to tidy her corner. She did. It’s not to my expectation but I’ll take it. It’s a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. šŸ™‚ (Trust me, the before shot didn’t show floor space, nor could you see her desk…)
We tracked Santa on NORAD on the big screen tv on Christmas Eve…just for fun.
Years ago we started a tradition of gifting my dad with scratch and win lottery tickets. Every year, they seem to be getting more complicated. Here, you see my 12yo helping her Nonno figure out the Pac Man lottery. I think he won something like $12 on that one. šŸ™‚
This bottle is empty. This makes me sad. šŸ˜›
The girl child gifts EVERYONE in the family with homemade cards, and gifts. She’s been doing this since she discovered crafting.
She is adorable. The gift was a hand-sewn ornament made out of felt.
Felt ornaments – two snow owls on a branch for me, her pilot dad got a plane flying through a moon-lit sky, and her brother got a hockey stick on a puck. šŸ™‚
I ate some of this. And will again. Boo.
More pigs. These slippers are called snoozies. The ‘live’ pigs, Oreo and Nugget, are Guinea Pigs who were also gifted last night.

Edited to add: I had more salmon with pearl onions, spring onions and capers on crackers and rye bread. Tea with milk (but no sugar). Two cookies. And a philo pastry thingy with artichoke and cream cheese filling topped with cheese. OMG I gotta stop eating.


11 thoughts on “Snapshots from a lazy Christmas day in Canada

  1. Well, when you said you are never eating “again”, you were not talking about the adverb, you were talking about an obscure dish from the 11th century, right? So you have never, nor have you ever, ate “again”.

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  2. All sounds lovely! We are having a nice laid-back day as well. Have another dinner tomorrow. My mom has brought way too much yummy stuff which I also need to stop eating.
    Thanks so much for the knife sharpener info!

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