December 26, 2013 - The Day AFTER Christmas

It was the night after Christmas, when all through the house, everybody was resting and not wanting to grouse. All the energy expended; all the participants drained. Now what do we do, but start over again. The girls came back, to spend the day after with their dad, and Grandma and Grandpa, too. It was Christmas all over again, YEAH! It's Christmas take two!

Okay, so much for my poetry, I suppose I could continue for a few stanzas, but it was starting to feel a little like work, so I'll just use regular prose and see where that takes me... ;-)

The day was spent with Linda heading out early to go mingle with the day-after shoppers, as this is something she really enjoys doing. She sometimes buys a few things, and other times she doesn't; what she really tries to do is just watch the shoppers as they go on their way exchanging or looking for bargains. Jason was engrossed in a program that he found on YouTube, and was happy to just sit back and relax, so I put together a quick breakfast for him and then I took off for a bike ride. I figured that the traffic was going to be lite, and it was, so I was able to comfortably head on out for a 15 miler, and really enjoyed the fact that not too many cars were on the road. It was still pretty early (about 07:45) when I left, and traffic wasn't picking up until I was well on my way back home. Funny thing is, even with low volume traffic, there was this really nasty four car accident right at the end of the ride. Two of the cars were about 50 meters apart and a couple of others in between, and the two that were at the extremes really looked mangled. It was right where I had to turn to get back into the housing complex where we live, so I got a pretty good look. My guess is that it was somebody going way too fast for conditions and was thinking that because of easy traffic they could get away with it... wrong.

The rest of the day was us taking care of a few things and then Linda and I going back out to pick up a few things, and having a nice quiet lunch together. We found this great little Mexican restaurant and will probably be going back there, now that we know where it is. When we got back Jason wanted to head over to the pet store to get a new cage for Mr. Jingles (the rat), and a few more things. The other cage was getting a little beat up by Mr. Jingles chewing on it all the time, so Jason wanted to set something up where he would be happier and occupied with other things to do, like a wheel to run in.

Anyway, we were all back at the house and Linda put out a few more decorations that she found and we just sort of waited for the girls to show up. Of course there was dinner in there and the usual cleaning up of everything, then finally, as I stepped out to see one of the "new" decorations Linda had put up, I saw the girls coming up the walk. Actually more like running up. They saw me come out and yelled out, "Grandpa!" and started to run up to see me. Obviously they weren't alone, so the girls came in and Stacy was particularly excited. Stacy's tooth had come out since our last visit and she was so proud to show us. Then it was down to looking at all the presents under the tree.

We were all in the front room and Jason was doing the directing, which made me particularly happy, and he had the girls open up a couple of the presents. We didn't want to go through all of them because the needed to get to bed (it was already past their regular bed time), and on top of that Jason has an early formation call in the morning and we need to get some sleep too. Jason and I will be heading out early tomorrow and the girls will be staying here with Grandma, and after we get back home, then they get to open the rest of their gifts. Tonight Jason went in to tell them their bed time story and made sure they were all down and settled for the night. Jason has a couple of other appointments tomorrow, so my guess is that we'll be back home in the morning, though it could be late morning. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive. Merry Christmas TWO all and to all a good night... ;-)


















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  1. Praying that no one was seriously hurt in the accident!
    Great photos! Glad you were able to celebrate with the girls! Looks like you had a wonderful time!
    May your roots go down deep into the Lord and His Word. Praying right now!!!!!
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
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