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Christmas

Is it me or does anyone else feel like they're falling into the same routine year after year? The only difference is one of my aunts announced she was getting married so now instead of talking about xmas gifts and things alike we started planning a wedding...weird twist. Other than that I can say this year was okay, but I plan to be somewhere warm like the Turks and Caicos next xmas...How was your xmas?

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i haven't had an ordinary christmas in many years. i miss the christmases of my childhood where we opened gifts at home, then traveled from one relatives house to another.

the christmas routine for me has been missing something. i'm moving back home this summer and am looking forward to next christmas with extreme gusto.

i hope that your next christmas is as much what your looking for as mine will hopefully be.

now for the next holiday...

Happy new year!

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I'm such a scrooge. The holiday is always about money and it always comes down to what my family doesn't have. No matter what we do, everyone seems unsatisfied. I, for one, prefer Thanksgiving because my whole family feels content with what we have then.

And this holiday totally sucked because I just found out today that Godiva discontinued their key lime truffle. *whine*

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my xmas was rather depressing....

moma really doesn't get into it as much, since most of the fam has passed over now.....

i lost a temp gig (basically, i didn't join in their pollyanna - so it was payback)....no money....

i just keep lighting candles and seeking the goddess.....not to mention my sanity.....

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sorry to hear that your xmas was depressing...

maybe they'll be a beautiful princess waiting for you when the ball drops at midnight.

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last post sounded a lot like a cheap pick up line, considering my pic... 

wasn't intended that way, but if you like, then that's ok too.

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u ain't right..... 

hopefully, there will be....

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Well, it's that time of year again.

Here's to finding last minute gifts. Getting Christmas cards out on time. Eating lots of yummy food. Having good, or bad, moments with family and friends.

As for me, I'll be working Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years, so send me some family cheer 

Happy Christmas everyone!!

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Christmas has always been my favorite holiday why do I feel so sad this year? Can't get into the holiday spirit. I need help Santa. Dear Santa, for Christmas this year I would like just one day with my therapist at the Cape. :wink:N

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I really got into the christmas thing a couple years ago; it was a lot of fun... since then, money has been tight, and we're just happy to still be together and functioning as a family... the thing about christmas that sucks is that if you're really, really broke, it's all just a reminder of how broke you are. Thank god for family.

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Sorry to hear that. A friend of mine is in the same situation. I offered to help because she has a young daughter and teenage son but she wanted to do it on her own. About 3 hrs ago she gave me a Christmas present. I looked at her n I asked her why did u get me a present? I thought u were having problems? She told me she always manages to make things happen and that Christmas is for family and friends.

What always helps us through the holidays are family and friends.

I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

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I don't know how you spent New Years Eve but as for me I spent the night strapped to a gurney in a hospital emergency ward.

I went down fighting all the way - it took 4 EMTS and a nurse to strapped me down.

I also managed to remove the straps - those BASTARDS - it took a while but I didn't give up. I just flipped them the bird on the camera rolled over n went to sleep.

They threaten to reserve a room for me in the psychiatric ward if I didn't talk to them about how and why I got there. I told them to let me know when the limo arrives.

I guess it's true what they say: LOVE IS A BITCH!

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My holiday went surprisingly well. My brother wasn't a total ass, for once, and I got the perfect gifts for my family. My brother got deluxe copies of Star Trek and the 7 Samurai, along with some books from me. I got a fancy copy of Priscilla, and the Full Monty, which I'd been wanting for a while, and my family and I enjoy. 

Usually, my brother finds some way to say something that's offensive or pigeon-holing.

He got me an electronic guitar tuner, which I can't say I'll ever use, as I prefer to just use the flash guitar tuner that's free to download, and doesn't use any serious hard drive space or memory or anything. It just plays a loop of different notes. 

Anyway, he always gets me musical gifts, whether they're needed or not. A couple of years ago, it was a guitar sash that hooks on the bottom of the mouth. A year or two before, it was a guitar shaped pendant, when he thought I was effeminate. 

He said something about me becoming a street performer, and I just thought that sounded hazardous. There's robbery, getting sick, getting lost. Just a bad idea. 

What I'd love to do is record a song with Ethridge & Lang. `Nough said. 

I have to go with what Iggy said, above: yummy food and last minute gifts. It helps when what you're looking for isn't a hot ticket item, and isn't terribly hard to find when you know where to look. My mom is a big fan of Seal and Styx, so I got her CDs of both. She's going to be happy.

But then there was that Christmas paranoia you get, where it seems like you can do nothing wright...  I mean write...  right!

It's felt like that a lot lately in my life, and I was trying to give my mom an easier Christmas by doing little things for her. I put away Christmas eve dinner, when she was sitting back relaxing, and put in the oven a fritata strata that she made for Christmas morning on Christmas morning, as well as putting out some of the special breads for Christmas, and making coffee and tea, so she could get her pills and relax. I also tried to help with dishes and such. She got cross with me, and I just went up to my room and came down when it was time for me to go to my church. My brother is non religious, and my mom is protestant, so it's special, come Christmas time. 

I hope everyone else had a magical holiday.

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