Here in our province, New Brunswick, it’s a statutory holiday, so everything was closed today. When it’s holiday here, it really is holiday — everything comes to a grinding halt, it’s exactly like Good Friday and Christmas Day used to be back home in Sweden when I was a kid! Not so any more, one of my Swedish, online buddies, wrote on Facebook that she’d been to the grocery store on Christmas Day. Apparently I’ve been away long enough now to react — I asked her «Was it open?!!!»
I think it’s kind of nice here, that they keep up the old traditions. Honestly … do we really have to shop every single minute of the day?! Isn’t it nice with a little break every now and then … also for the people working there? The grocery stores kept open until midnight several days before Christmas.
Tomorrow, however, there will be business as usual, and I bet FutureShop will be loaded, even though tomorrow is a regular working day. Many people who have the possibility, have probably taken a few days off. FutureShop, by the way, is the major chain for electronics and appliances here in Canada.
We did go out for a spin, just to get out of the house … get some fresh air and move around a bit after all the eating. Not that we over-did the food part in any way here this Christmas, but still … more than usual. With only the two of us, we made an agreement to only have what we really love to eat, instead of cooking a huge turkey with too much left-overs. I made … amongst others … traditional, Swedish shrimp sandwiches, which is not Christmas food at all, but I love them. In fact …anything with mayo, I love!
They day was beautiful but a little on the chilly side … perhaps five, six degrees below freezing. The snow we got last week is all gone, except a few patches here at the golf course. Tomorrow, though, we’ve been promised a new load of white stuff!