well today we recover from yet another hectic Christmas Day * I often wonder why today is called Boxing day - there must be another reason besides the one where the rich gave boxes of food to the poor * In my family it is because by the end of the day * someone usually feels like boxing someone else's ears. 20 people are just too many to be cooking a traditional meal for on Christmas Day. Joe says that I have this wonderful vision in my head that it is going to be a storybook Christmas meal * with everyone acting the way I want * but it doesn't happen * So we have decided that next Christmas, we are all going to pack a glorious picnic to share and go to a park and have a family picnic. Where the kids can ride their bikes, we can play shuttle cock or just lie around doing absolutely nothing reading our books or snoozing on a blanket~ remember my motto ? *simple & selfish* ~ yep the picnic is going to be a new tradition which we all agreed is a wonderful idea.