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The Day After

December 26th, 2014 at 08:39 am

I kind of like the idea of calling this Boxing Day, even though I don't celebrate Boxing Day in any way! Since I am 7/8 English, I should look it up and maybe add it to my traditions!

The kids and I had a lovely day yesterday. Gift opening in the morning, which my DIL wisely allowed to be rather long and drawn-out, so the little ones could play with the gifts they opened. At noon we had a lunch of Chicken Lo Mein and Shredded Pork with Peking Sauce. Then for dinner, we had pork tenderloin with all the traditional trimmings. About midday I took a walk with DIL's mother beside the beach.

I had my usual Christmas paranoia about having spent too much, and having spent too little. Wacko! Next year, I will either be entering into retirement, or already there, so spending will have to be ruthlessly re-examined.

My kids bought me a new TV, which really humbles me. I hope they got a great deal! I think they were just sick of looking at my old tube TV, to tell you the truth! My son will come and install it today.

I will have to get a DVD player now, since the old TV is a combo set. I've heard I can get them really cheaply -- I'll look around.

Today I'm just puttering -- putting things away, doing laundry, catching up on little tasks. Loving the leisurely life!

5 Responses to “The Day After”

  1. doingitallwrong Says:

    Glad you enjoyed your holiday! I'm the same way about spending paranoia, but it all seems to work out in the end.

    I'd suggest you get a Blu-ray player rather than DVD; you can get a good one for around $50-65 (or maybe less, by now) and the high-end smart 3-D wireless models are around $100-150 when they're not on sale. Blu-ray players can play regular DVDs and CDs, but a DVD player can't play a Blu-ray disc. Many Blu-ray players also allow streaming, if you have or might someday use Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc. (A quick glance shows Best Buy has Blu-ray players on sale right now, which would at least give you some idea of the pricing you can get.)

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks DIAW!

    I already have a Roku, so the streaming is not an issue, but I did not know that Blu-ray also plays regular DVD's. Sounds like it is the better choice!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    You're going to love the new TV! Isn't Boxing Day grand?

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats on the new TV. What a thoughtful gift.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a very thoughtful gift!

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