Today is Christmas Eve

I bet there are a lot of extremely excited kids bouncing around today. I could say I’m one of them, even at 65.
Santa has been to our house early and we have presents under the tree already!
Two more have been added since I took this photo this morning, and does not include our gifts to each other from our £10 dash.
Our agenda today was to purchase a second carbon monoxide alarm to put up in the kitchen now that we have a gas hob. Hubby was reading a sad story this morning about a family of seven dying from carbon monoxide poisoning and he didn’t want to take any chances.
Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer, and anyone with gas appliances or open fires should really consider getting one if they don’t have one already.

On another sad note, I read yesterday that burglars had broken into a house and stolen all of the Christmas gifts under the tree as well as cash, jewelry and alcohol. How can anyone be so callous and shallow as to steal from a child, especially at this time of year? The children concerned are 11 and 12, and I would hope that perhaps neighbours would rally round and donate some inexpensive parcels for the kids to open tomorrow.

Our lunch today was a budget range lasagna for Hubby and sweet and sour chicken for me. At 69p per meal, I couldn’t make it for that, and it was, IMO, excellent value for money. It is something we will be able to have again as Hubby has had no repercussions.

Preparations are in progress for tomorrow and the gammon is cooking in the pressure cooker. We are having chicken for dinner with all the festive trimmings, and there will be a lot of variety, but no mountains of food. Sunday will see us with cold meat and bubble and squeak, then the rest of the week will be winding down and trying to eat sensibly. I have a text in on Boxing Day (or Monday) so hopefully none of the festive goodies will have parked in the body yet!

Take care and keep safe everyone…………. if you haven’t got it by 5 o’clock, tough luck!
I am sure you will all have a smashing day regardless.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Today is Christmas Eve

  1. Paula Light says:

    I have also found that I spend more when cooking than when I buy frozen meals. Plus the variety! I can get 5 weekday lunches for $15 total (plus some fruit) and each one is different. If I made a pot of stew, it’d be the same lunch every day and I’d spend more than $15 on the ingredients. Your Christmas deco is lovely! 🎄✨

  2. Sadje says:

    The tree is very cheerful. Hope it’s a wonderful day

  3. Cold meats and bubble ‘n squeak, my favourite meal of the year! Sounds like you’ll be having a lovely time!

  4. MeRaw says:

    Have a lovely Christmas Eve.
    x 🎄 x

  5. You are a big kid at heart! No presents here and no tree (although that’s because of the kitchen job rather than any scrooge feelings.) What I miss most are the pastries I make only at Christmas. I’m also the only one in the family who makes them and you can’t buy them. You can but they don’t taste like Mom’s recipe. Have a great Christmas! You are only missing a slobbery dog to brighten your day.

    • Merry Christmas Kate. We will probably go for a walk tomorrow and no doubt meet up with furries one way or another, so I’ll get my puppy fix. Hopefully not too far into the New Year we will have a new pup.

  6. I don’t know if I’m ‘in time’ or not, but Merry Christmas to you and your hubby!! What a lovely tree, you are all ready for tomorrow! 🙂 Have a peaceful silent night!

  7. murisopsis says:

    The gifts are wrapped and the pies baked and all is ready! Now to Mass and then trying to sleep!!

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely tree Di I wish you both a wonderful day 💕💕

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