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Merry Christmas!

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Before the sun rose this morning, we were up with my young nephew looking at Santa's delivery in the living room. :) What fun to watch kids and all their excitement on Christmas morning! I know this day is not widely observed in Russia, and that Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on 7 January. However, for all of my readers in the U.S. and abroad who are celebrating I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas! My mom is now in the kitchen cooking a hearty breakfast, and we will spend the rest of the day relaxing and welcoming family guests before we have a formal Christmas dinner this evening. Cheers!

P.S.: Should I publish reports in the blog next week, or will everyone be too busy with the New Year holiday to read? I'm off of work until 4 January, and will finally have time to write! 

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a_nimaida
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
С Рождеством, Шеннон!
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
Спасибо!
qi_tronic
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC)
We have the same procedure in the morning of the 1st of January :)

BTW at what time is the sun rises now where you live?

In Moscow now the day is very short.
Sunrise: 09:00, Sunset: 15:59, Day length: 07:00

But in St. Petersburg it is even shorter!
Sunrise 10:02, Sunset 15:56, Day length 05:54

I was there last weekend and it was very strange when the train arrived at almost 9am in absolute darkness.
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:24 pm (UTC)
Sun rises around 7:30 am and sets around 4:45 pm here in Virginia. None of my Russian friends have children, so I've never seen the way kids celebrate on New Year's! This morning, my nephew knocked on my door at 6:30 am, ready to open presents. :)
andrejefremov
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:22 pm (UTC)
Merry christmass! You can write your posts off course next week. Everyone will be busy but everyone has their smartphones and tabletts in their hands everytime:)
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Okay, I will try to publish at least one post next week. :)
worobioff_ku
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
С Рождеством!В России это особенный Праздник!Он грядёт!Из старой даты в новую...

Edited at 2015-12-25 02:25 pm (UTC)
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
Спасибо! С Новым годом!
d_byzero
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
С Рождеством и Новым годом! :-)
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
Спасибо!
pasha1980
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:35 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas to you, too. Please do publish.
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas! Are you enjoying the heat wave on the East Coast? Feels like early summer, not winter!
(no subject) - pasha1980 - Dec. 25th, 2015 06:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
dk7227
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:37 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas! God bless your and your family.
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
Many thanks! Cheers!
maksipes
Dec. 25th, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC)
Christmas is so boring.
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
Life is never boring when there are children in the house! :)
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(no subject) - peacetraveler22 - Dec. 25th, 2015 03:57 pm (UTC) - Expand
theodorexxx
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC)
Много не пей
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:23 pm (UTC)
I will not drink today. I usually only consume alcohol 3 -4 times per year.
theodorexxx
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:10 pm (UTC)
Because it's Friday many russians do celebrate Xmas today though they don't celebrate it
Yes , you shall post during holidays
I didn't know Americans rest till 4 January, i though they are workaholics
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
No, we take vacations but there are less Federal holidays in the U.S. than in Russia. It's amazing Russians get so many days off in a row, at the end of the year and during the May holidays. A lot of people in the U.S. use vacation time to be off of work the last two weeks of the year, and some corporations shut down the last week. For instance, Toyota Motor Sales headquarters in Torrance, California. I know, because they are one of my clients. We are not all workaholics. This is a stereotype. :)
(no subject) - theodorexxx - Dec. 25th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
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(no subject) - morang - Dec. 28th, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - peacetraveler22 - Dec. 29th, 2015 01:27 am (UTC) - Expand
elinelisky
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:11 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas, Shannon!
We are ready to read at this days, but we all need have holidays and you also! Relax and have fun, publish later. ))
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
(no subject) - bloodygoodgirl - Dec. 25th, 2015 03:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
Funny pussy cat! I do not like them...they are evil and sneaky! :))
aborigen72
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:32 pm (UTC)
С Рождеством !Удачи !
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
Большое спасибо!
maryasha_b
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful family dinner)

Post during Holidays definitely wouldn't hurt)
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We will have steaks, potatoes and green beans, with cake for dessert. :)
inamora
Dec. 25th, 2015 03:45 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas, Shannon!
I really think that it's the most wonderful time of the year )))
We don't celebrate Christmas, but we get ready for New Year ))
peacetraveler22
Dec. 25th, 2015 04:11 pm (UTC)
Yes!! I love this time of year! The holiday photo of your family you posted is great! Have fun with the little one! Happy New Year, Julia!
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