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Post by fiffur on Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:32 pm

So far we don't have any plans beyond passing out freebie dinner to folks in my mom's building, and Santa Paws deliveries late Christmas Eve. My sis didn't go to see grandpa but so far no plans have been hinted at for us to join in.........and nobody has decorated this year for it. None of us feel christmasy. Brad most likely won't be home for Christmas either, so that's another thing putting a damper on our getting into the spirit this year. They even stopped playing the christmas music downtown here, that used to help put me in the mood in the past few years.

And I won't have internet access after Friday morning.......until the following Tuesday morning for both Christms and New Years. I'll be going through some major internet withdrawal for sure!
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Post by BobCat on Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:08 pm

Our Christmas will be quiet, with my mom and brother joining us. My other brother lives out in California, and I only have a couple of cousins in the area anymore, so that's the way it goes. We never had a really big family, and Wesley's brother and sisters are all down south, so we're kind of used to a low-key affair. I'm grateful to still have Mom around to celebrate with us. She turned 92 last month, and is in really good shape - other than her hearing. I have to do a lot of yelling these days! It should be a nice time even with the yelling. Rolling Eyes I love you
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Post by jeanebellini on Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:35 pm

sleeping. watching some Doctor Who dvds i've been saving....don't know what the food will be. folks upstairs don't do much special for christmas dinner if they do christmas dinner. (I was raised that you had a bitg turkey dinner for thanksgiving AND christmas!...you had ham for new years;) ) Bbut upstairs they tend to think turkey once is enough.
i need to remember to buy a can of cranberries and a tv dinner so i'll have something .
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Post by WarriorNY on Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:49 pm

My sister and her five kids are coming on Christmas Eve but they will only be staying a few hours. On the actual Christmas Day it will be just us and I will be making ravioli and meatball dinner. The meatballs will be made the night before by my Dad. My other out of state sister and her twins will be in a few days after Christmas.
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Post by Sue Short on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:37 pm



We have an Orphans dinner on Christmas Eve and then several of us go to one of
the local Chinesse places on Christmas Day, sometimes we run movies on the big
screen in the guest house.

I know what you mean Fif, for some reason I've had a hard time getting into this
year.
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Post by Suzzzz on Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:07 pm

I'm so grateful my folks are still with us, and we'll do family Christmas Day at my brother's house. It's very low-key and comfortable, just opening presents and eating and lounging around. Other than that I have several days off and plan to relax, read, watch movies and take on chores very much on a need-to-do basis! santa
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Post by fiffur on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:03 pm

I'm glad my mom is still around, if not for her and Bijoux I'd have no one to spend Christmas with.
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Post by lovekitties on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:11 pm

I'll be going to my cousin's for Christmas day as I usually do soince my Dad, sister and brother have all moved away.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:02 pm

I got a nice surprise for Christmas this morning: my grandpa called. He sounds like he's feeling so much better, even went dancing last night. Had to sit a few out, but he felt good enough to do some anyway. We talked for a long time too, which was nice.
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:33 pm

that was a very nice surprise, Fif
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Post by WarriorNY on Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:44 pm

Our plans have changed...my sister from Pennsylvania will be coming the day afrer Christmas.
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Post by bpaquet on Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:58 am

We are spending time at my parents' house. Very casual and fun. This is the first year that the whole family has been able to gather. We are going to have a wonderful standing rib roast and maybe walk the doggies around the neighborhood. The doggies, of course, are going to share in the feast, so they will need to walk as much as we do.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:48 pm

Very Happy Sounds like fun. We had our orphans dinner last night. Today some of will go out for
Chinesse and then maybe watch a movie. Antiono is playing with his new feather duster.
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Post by jeanebellini on Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:27 pm

sue you sound like you're having a Jewish christmas....only that's usually chinese on christmas eve and a movie on christmas day:)
i'm spending the day with the Doctor. (think the weather is changing cuz i've started to get one of those 'i think its the sinuses' headaches)....
think i'll break out the pencils and draw up my holidays card and load in pics i've taken over the last month. ...have some of salem in his cone and cage, some of Cartier and some of the little scene i created last night here on the desk.
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Post by lovekitties on Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:19 pm

you know I always hear about Jewish people eating Chinese food on Christmas, but I've never actually known one that did. LOL
This Jewish girl had roast pork and zucchini latkes. (and noodle pudding)
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Post by fiffur on Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:41 pm

The freebie Christmas dinners were passed out Christmas eve to the folks in my mom's building that had nowhere to go for the holiday. Mom and I sneaked out late that night to play Santa Paws. My mom, Bijoux, and I had turkey thighs with stuffing, cranberries, mashed sweet potatoes with real butter, and an apple dessert pizza for dessert on Christmas Day. Very quiet holiday, just watched movies on dvd snuggling with Bij.
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Post by Suzzzz on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:20 pm

That sounds very cosy and delicious, Fif. santa
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Post by jeanebellini on Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:41 pm

oh lk i know a whole family that does....i was part of a few of their traditions when i lived in the south.

here christmas 'dinner' was sweet and sour chicken on white rice...not even the good chinese meal you'd get it you went out....just a bowl with white rice on the bottom and some sweet and sour chicken dumped on top. THAT was christmas dinner. i can't remember what christmas eve was...but the day after christmas i got what was left over from somebody else's chinses christmas dinner i think. it was too spicy and had seeds on it so i ate very little of it.
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Post by fiffur on Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:52 pm

We're thinking of having New Year's Eve pizza..............
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Post by BobCat on Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:02 pm

fiffur wrote:We're thinking of having New Year's Eve pizza..............
I think we're going to do a homemade pizza for New Year's Eve too.
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Post by jeanebellini on Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:18 pm

i really want to get a little ham for new years eve...but i can't find any....i thought they were on sale this week but i think it was a couple weeks ago. esh! been looking for trader joe's egg nog too but they' ve either always been out or only had the low fat version. figure if nothing else i'll get a bag of chips and make some onion dip (this is the time of year when i make the real stuff with sour cream and lipton's french onion soup mix!)...i have Vernors that i won in an FB contest awhile back and that will be my 'champagne'Wink
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Post by fiffur on Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:13 pm

We have some sparkling grape juice in the pantry, I'll have to remind mom to put that in the fridge to get cold for New Year's Eve. I never could quite acquire the taste for champagne.
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Post by lovekitties on Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:46 pm

I used to have a party at mu house every year since I hate actually going out somewhere, but as the group I partied with dissipated I just became a stay at home.
I'll probably fall asleep on the couch anyway. LOL
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Post by fiffur on Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:55 pm

I don't go out much anymore either for New Years.......just doesn't appeal to me anymore. It's hard to stay up until midnight, yet when I was younger it was soooo easy to stay up to that and then some. Lord, it's hard getting older.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Thought I'd resurrect this topic.......and wish everyone here a Merry Christmas. Since the library will be closed until Wednesday I'll be going through some major Mutts withdrawal!

Not planning much beyond spending time with Bijoux. No invite from my sis yet despite my nephew coming for a few days to visit from Oregon. We'll see if I get to see him or not (I sure hope so!).
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