Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Day After and a little Saturday Pink

I hope that everyone had a most blessed and wonderful Christmas Day! This is the first year that we did not have a typical Christmas with a traditional holiday meal. Instead, we took one of Sam's employees out to lunch along with his wife.

They are a very sweet couple from India who are working here while their three children are still back home. Although they make more money here than they would in their own country, their wages are still so very, very low. When we asked them what they would like to eat, they said Indian food! So off we went to my favorite restaurant, Rangoli!

We had a delicous meal, then walked around a bit.

Back to our house for tea on the balcony and Christmas gifts. They don't speak English and although Sam speaks Urdu, he does not speak Hindi, so they had to communicate in Arabic. A lot of translation going on.

It was certainly a different kind of Christmas but that's okay, as long as they enjoyed their time.

I even had time for some crafting in the evening. All this recycling I am doing is getting out of hand. I took an instant coffee jar, decoupaged a rose onto it, added some ribbon and green bath salts. Will be a nice little gift for someone.

My resolution is to clean a little and craft a little every single day! Hope that you are all finding some time to relax now that Christmas Day has come and gone. We are still enjoying another week off as I am sure many of you are. Happy Holidays! Tammy


Anonymous said...

Good to hear from you Tammy.... That was so nice that you to shared your Christmas this year. Must have been diffucult with several different languages.
I am so-o-o-o glad the day is behind us as it brought with it disappointment & sadness.
Hopefully next year will be better!!
Happy 2010!!

stefanie said...

wow, everyday is like an adventure for you...the resturant looks like a giant ship...glad you had a wonderful Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Tammy, that recycled coffee jar is beautiful! Mmm, Indian food. That was so kind of you and your DH to give these strangers in the land some home comforts and hospitality. You are angels. I'll try to remember you like hearts ;)

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention we had Japanese food for Christmas Eve. And DH made beef bourguignon for Christmas Dinner. I think i can truthfully say that was the best meal I've ever eaten! I'm not one for turkey :(

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
It was very kind of you and Sam and your family to take this couple to dinner for Christmas. I know they really appreciated it since they were unable to be at home in India. I bet the food was delicious, too. I am wishing you and your family the happiest of New Years in 2010. I have enjoyed getting to know you this year, and your friendship is a gift to me. Much love and blessings! Vicki

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,
What a nice way to spend your Christmas. I'm sure they appreciated it very much. Love your rose jar, it came out just beautifully! So funny about Jodie and her iPhone! It really is super easy to use - I know you'd love it too!
Sharon :-)

Martha's Favorites said...

Tammy: You did have a different Christmas. How wonderful of you to take the time on Christmas Day to minister to this couple. You have a special heart. God bless you! Martha

Linda said...

It's wonderful that you spent Christmas with this dear couple. Different - yes, but none-the-less FUN :)

Ours was traditional as usual though I always make the most of these Christmases with Sarah because every other year, she isn't here on Christmas but at her Dad's house, so I'm always more sad on those holidays. We are still actively celebrating, since I grew up with Christmas through Epiphany in January... My decorations used to remain up and lit until mid-January, but once I returned to work full-time when Sarah started school many years ago, I began the tradition of taking down the decorations on the weekend after New Years... so that's what I'll be doing. But in the meantime...

Yes, a whole week yet off and lots of fun to come. Enjoy every minute.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Glad to hear that you had a lovely Christmas and that was kind of you to take the couple out for lunch. You are very thoughtful.
I love your bath salts gift, how lovely.

Enjoy the rest of the holidays and your crafting and cleaning. I have been doing some cleaning too, washed a few windows.


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, and made it wonderful for someone else too. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

I'm sure this couple will appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness for the years to come. Even though there was a language barrier, words are not needed for the generosity that you have shown. Nothing wrong for having an untraditional Xmas. I think it makes it more interesting and memorable.
Glad to see you had time for some of that crafting you been talking about. Hopefully I'll get to see you tomorrow and PF Changs for lunch.

Candy said...

The true spirit of Christmas...bringing joy to others. A special day for some lonely parents missing their children. Blessings flowing all around for everyone.
And the recycling gifts are a great way to pass along your creative talents.
Enjoy your new year with the craft a little, clean a little...makes for happy hands and a happy heart.
May all the richest blessings of Christ full your world.
Cheers for the new year!

Sandi said...

Hi Tammy,
So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!! Hugs to you and your family in the new year!
PS The jar you decorated is so cute.


Hi chicky!:)
What a interesting Christmas day you had. That was very nice of you and Sam to take out an employee. No Scrooge at your house:)
Ernie had a pizza party for his guys and gave them all hams. You are too funny with all the recycling. But at least you are creating. I havent made anything in quite a while. I will make it my goal to make or at least start some craft today. love ya toots!

Anonymous said...

Your Christmas sounds wonderfully simple and nice. Christmas has become pretty untraditional at our house too, so I can certainly appreciate being able to enjoy the day, even if it is not everything it used to be. Quite frankly, the thought of Indian food on Christmas sounds great, especially because I know it was good food at your favorite restaurant. The most important thing is that everyone was happy, and relaxed. That makes any day one worth having.
Glad you got some time to craft at the end of it all!! Keep the pictures coming. I love seeing all that you are doing!!!

Love ya,

Sussie said...

Beautiful tag!

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