My day started with a phone call from Aunt C, wishing us a Merry Christmas. Afterwards, I dropped off gifts at cousin P's house, leaving them outside and texting my cousin's daughter to pick them up.
I made waffles for brunch and we had them with bacon and syrup.
In the afternoon, daughter and I drove over to friend R's to exchange gifts with her. I took her some of the chicken stir fry that daughter had made and she gave us some Sri Lankan treats that she had ordered. Afterwards, we went over to cousin V's to exchange gifts. Cousin V was having the rest of the family over to have Christmas dinner, so I took their gifts over, as well, asking her to distribute them to the others. Then, daughter and I came home.
Five minutes later, friend S called to say she and her husband were in our driveway! They had brought us rice and curries for Christmas dinner! That was so nice of them to do so. We enjoyed our dinner and there are plenty of leftovers for tomorrow, as well!
Later in the evening, cousin P and her daughter dropped off their gifts to us!
Everyone wore masks and we kept our social distances during the gift exchanges, spraying and disinfecting everything, afterwards. We might not have been able to be together, but, we managed to see each other and exchange Christmas greetings and gifts. I still have a few more gifts to distribute, but, they will be done over the course of the next few days.
Now, daughter and I are relaxing and I am doing laundry.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Having my daughter home for Christmas
- Being able to exchange greetings and gifts with family and friends
- Friend S bringing us Christmas dinner
- Safe drives to deliver gifts
- The peaches and feijoa from the garden which enabled me to make all the jars of jam which made the basis of most of the gifts I gave!
Today's joyful activity was exchanging gifts with family and friends. I feel very blessed to be able to do so.
Plans for tomorrow include clearing up all the gift wrap and stuff from the dining table!
I hope all of you who celebrate Christmas had a lovely day. Do you celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas and leave the tree up till January 6th? Or, do you take the tree down before then?