Beverly, our wonderful hostess for Pink Saturday, has asked us the question " What are you doing today, Christmas Day?"
As I tell you about my day, I will be showing you more of my new treasures!
First I will start with Christmas Eve. I am working Thursday night so when I come home from work on Friday morning, I am going to try to get as much sleep as I can. Being of Polish descent, I will be having Polish Holy Supper. Traditionally, it is the feast of 7 fishes but since I have a son who does not like fish, the menu needed to be modified. Prior to that, I will have gone to Mass. Joe will be working until 4:30 pm.
New Pink Ornament that Joe bought for me at 75% off. Deals are out there already!
I serve shrimp, scallops and chicken fingers along with pierogies, mushrooms and whole potatoes with butter. There will be just the 5 of us...... I get my fish already done up......
We are sort of doing a Gift Free Christmas. Yep, you are reading this right.
The boys and Danielle decided not to exchange gifts with each other and Joe and I told them not to buy anything for us as we truly do not need anything at this stage of our lives.
We will be gifting the boys money as we have in years past. They are out on their own and need that more than anything.
So the company of each other will be our gift to each other for Christmas.
I will then go to work for 11 pm on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, Hospitals do not close on Christmas!
Great mercury glass ornament that Joe bought for me!
I will remain at work until 7:30 am on Christmas Day morning.
When I get home, I will be throwing the ham and stuffing in the oven to cook while I do the kielbasi ( Polish, remember?) on top of the stove.
Look at these cute ornaments for 75% off! Now did I train Joe well or what???
I will then go to bed for about 3 hours. When I get up, I will put the turkey breast in the oven.
While it is cooking, I will be drinking a lot of coffee so I can wake up.......
Again, the boys and Danielle are coming for Christmas Day Dinner which will be served about 5 pm.
Cute little snowmen!
Joe and I also have decided not to buy each other gifts for Christmas. When we need or want something , we just go and buy it so to buy each other something just for the sake of opening a present on Christmas Day is sort of silly at this stage of our lives!
My greatest gift will be the time spent with my family!
Cute snowmen ornaments from J.C. Penney's
After the kids leave, Joe will pass out on the sofa ( turkey coma) then crawl up to bed usually about 9pm.
I will have the house to myself so I will be catching up on visiting all of you, my blogging friends!!
I will probably go to bed at my usual time when I do not have to work, 11 pm or 12 midnight.
So there it is. Nothing spectacular, nothing exciting.
You may ask why we do not visit relatives on Christmas Day?
Out of the past 32 years, I have only been off 2 entire Christmas Holidays and that was for childbirth. When you work night shift , the policy is if you are off the Eve of the holiday then you work the Day and vice versa. It rotates every year. This is the same for every holiday of the year so you do not have to be at work twice on the same day ( if you work the Eve, you are there until 7:30 am and may have to come back in for 11 pm that night). It is more fair that way.
But I have had to work either the Eve or the Day for 30 times now.......
while everyone else is off the 2 days plus more....
so we stay home and have for several years now!
I wish all of you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!!
I am linking up to these wonderful Blog parties:
Show and Tell Friday
Deck the Halls Friday
Amaze Me Monday
All things Merry and Brite
I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart
I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!
~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol