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   Posted 12/24/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Well you guys, the big day is here.  The one that we have been planning for and stressing over, even if just a little.  The day we have been awaiting for so long. 
 
I am going to be at home with my husband baking a ham and some pumpkin pie.  We had our Christmas on the 20th with the grand kids.  It was a wonderful time. 
 
I hope that each and everybody is having a wonderful relaxing day today.  Whether you are spending it at home or with somebody else.  If you are alone, and are lonely, I am going to be popping in off and on today.  So if you need somebody to talk to, we can even go into chat for a while.
 
Though I will miss you all, I hope that you are spending your day with family and friends the way you enjoy it.  This is a special time.
 
Luv and hugs, Karen
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Mazfire
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   Posted 12/25/2008 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   

Xmas is over for another year here in australia- i had a good, relaxed day with a small family dinner, so no stress. just physical pain from Fibro flare up, and alot of sadness at having yet another xmas without loved ones who died too soon.

I hope you all have an amazing day- and an awesome new year to come-

Maz XX


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   Posted 12/25/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Karen and family,

I am doing fine and I have kept my expectations attainable so I will not be set up for the old anxiety or Depression to creep in.

We are going to my daughters today and our Christmas Eve was lovely. I wish al of our HW Family the best holiday ever and my prayers are offered for all of you.

Merry Christmas.

Kitt 


 

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enWayen
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   Posted 12/25/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Heej everyone!

We have a huge Christmas dinner tomorrow, today just with the family. I am looking forward to all the hectic situations tomorrow will bring. It is always fun.

Merry Christmas everyone!
Erik
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Try to keep smiling! :)


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   Posted 12/25/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Kitt,

I hope that you are having a wonderful day. We celebrated on the 20th so it is just the two of us today. We are baking a ham. I might make a pumpkin pie if I can get going. I have a cold right now so feeling a little under the weather, but not too bad.

I hope that everybody has a wonderful day.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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AkiPuppy
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   Posted 12/25/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone,
I am alone right but am going to my Son's later today. I had a wonderful Christmas eve with friends last night. My husband passeed away a year and a half ago and he loved Christmas. It has been really tuff. I keep wondering is it Jan. 1 yet? I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas
Christmas Hugs,
AkiPuppy

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   Posted 12/25/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Akipuppy,

I am happy that you are going to your son's today for Christmas. That should be a nice joyous time.

I am sorry to hear about your husband. I lost my first husband to cancer in 2000. And yes it is hard. I have since remarried so you can never tell what is going to happen in the future. I never thought that I would. But last December I did.

It wont be long and it will be the new year. Time just goes by so fast. I hate to wish it away, but where I am we are having a hard winter so far. And I am wishing for an early spring. The snow came in November and never left. We have five foot snow banks in the yard. It is suppose to rain tomorrow. Hopefully it will knock some of the snow down.

I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/25/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   

AkiPuppy

My deepest sympathy at the loss of your husband.  I hope that this year when you are celebrating Christmas you bring his memories right along with you and know he would want your to be happy.

Bless you dear lady.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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   Posted 12/25/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am waiting on my brother, neice, and SIL to get here so we can eat! We have everyone else here! I have had SO much fun! My car CD player was a PAIN to install! My dad and I did it together(like we have always done, Im his side-kick!)...my dance game is AMAZING! It has a workout program that lets tells you how long you must dance to burn so many calories. I have danced off about 424.916 calories! haha... It takes about an hour and a half to dance off 1000 calories. This is proving very good and my legs are killing me, but I am going to keep going! Im on a mission!

I got some flannel sheets that I wanted, a new pair of toe shoes, toe socks(!), a straightener, pjs, a new hat =] , cologne, money...a few other neat things. I feel very blessed this Christmas, its been a really bad year for my parents and I know how hard they have worked. And they are working hard on dinner right now...so Im really thankful... I taped everything today with my video camera! lol...for memories...

But, I have had a WONDERFUL Christmas and I hope everyone else has also. I wish you all the best as we are about to head into a new year with so many possibilities ahead of ourselves! =]

With Love,
Christi =]
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   Posted 12/25/2008 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   

I have had a so so day, Started out this AM with a big fight with my sons. I won't elaborate too ridiculous.  We have patched it up, and opened gifts. Then went to the cemetery whenre all my family is buried and placed wreaths.  That helped pick up the day.  My roast is in the oven right now so we will be eating soon.  This has been a sad Xmas.  Karen, I thought I would always remarry.  I have been divorced for 25 yrs. Dated a lot and had one very serious relationship.  Everyone said oh don't worry - you will remarry, but I didn't.  They said I was so attractive and sweet any man would want me.  Well, I used to be attractive - size 6 and beautiful auburn hair. But no man wanted me since I had small children.  And I have been alone and lonely.  At my age it would be nice to have a man but the only ones that look at me are in their 80's. Well, enough of the pity pot, the day is almost over and hopefully things will get better with my sons. I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I thank the Lord for all my friends here.

Aurora


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   Posted 12/25/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Christi,

It sounds like you have had so much fun today. I am happy that you are dancing, that can be so much fun. I am happy too that you got a lot of nice gifts. Christmas can be so cool. You deserve the best.

Aurora,

I am sure that you are a beautiful woman. The right man just hasn't come along yet. Though I am sure that there are many who wanted you but didn't have the nerve to ask. You will find that out one day.

I hope that you and your son's have made amends and are having a good day. This really is such a special time.

To all,

I hope that you all had a merry Christmas. Now we have New Years to tackle. After that I am waiting for spring to get here.

Take care all,

Hugs, Karen
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*elmo*
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   Posted 12/25/2008 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Merry christmas everyone! Day started off not great - didnt want to get out of bed and then got upset over a stupid misunderstanding with my nan but i kept in mind all the lovely things that Karen and Kitt wrote me yesterday and the day picked up from there on. I have trouble eating in front of people, but managed to eat a small christmas day lunch which please everyone, and we had in door sparklers and pretty large (about 2 1/2 inches) party poppers at the table. My sister and her fiancee came over and well into the evening we got the wii and wii fit out which was fun.
I think that we are our harshest critic when it comes to how we think the outside world perceives us. People can tell me until they're blue in the face that im not fat and ugly but I dont believe them - but family and friends have no reason to lie. Aurora, Karen is 100% correct in saying that the right man WILL come along and it'll be when you least expect it too.
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Aurora60
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   Posted 12/25/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Karen and Michelle for your kind words.  Today has just been a very depressing Xmas and I guess I am feeling very down on myself.  We started out the day with an argument then it became OK and then I over cooked the roast and spilled grape juice on my white shirt.  I feel like such a clutz and stupid and clumsy .  I feel bad as I am sure I have ruined Xmas and this was the last year me and my 2 sons will be together as a family.  My younger son is getting married and I think he will probably want to spend the holidays next year with his new in-laws and bride.  I am already stressing about next years holidays.  I felt I just couldn't do anything right yesterday and today as the arguement continued into today and it was my fault for not keeping my mouth shut when I knew better.What is it that makes us say things when we know that it will be misinterpretated and misunderstood and the other person will take it the wrong way.  I am so good as saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.  When will I ever learn. Well, thanks for listening.
 
Aurora

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   Posted 12/25/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Aurora,

Try not to look at the whole day as a failure. I am sure that there were some wonderful moments. The holidays can become so stressful, I think that everybody gets a little on edge.

We didn't even cook our dinner today, I think we will have it tomorrow or the day after. We took out a ham but neither of us felt like cooking. Some Christmas, eh? But it was still a nice day. Our phone wasn't working right. Two family members tried to call us, but neither one got through. It could of been the phone lines with everybody using them. But it is strange that we didn't get either call. I tried calling my phone with my cell phone and it worked fine, but it is late so probably not as many people using it. So my Christmas was like any other day. Just lazier.

Aurora, I hope that you can feel better about yourself. I am sure that you aren't a clutz or stupid. It was just something that happened at the moment. Your mind was probably on the misunderstanding that you had with your son. I am sure he is over it now, so try to relax and forget about it and have a good evening. The stress is off now. So it is time to do something nice for yourself. Take a day and just relax and pamper yourself. You deserve it because you are a wonderful person.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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Aurora60
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   Posted 12/25/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   

Karen, thank you so much for your kind words.  I am feeling better now and I think my son has forgiven me, not forgotten but at least willing to forigive even though he started the argument. I am just really stressed out and on edge because my finances are in such bad shape and I am trying to conserve every dollar I have but I owe every dr. around here and am on payment plans as I just can't afford to pay it all off.  The amount I owe the hospital is going to take me almost two years to pay off. They gave me that much of a break but said I don't qualify for any discounts since I own a home.  But the only income I have right now is SSI and because I took it early I don't get as much.  I also have a lot of credit card debt that was unavoidable because of my finances.  I am going to get acouselor to help me manage this or I will be out on the street.  And owning a home doesn't mean you have a lot.  It's not as if I can sell the house, or even get a loan against it.  So that is where my worries are and the outlook for 2009 is pretty grim.  I am just going to do the best I can and see how I can get these bills paid off.  I am trying to get a job but no one is hiring and I was a high up manager for 20 yrs. so I have lots of work experience but I can't get hired. Well, I don't want to turn this into a boring short story but that is why I am so down right now. Thanks always for your kindness and encouragement.

Many hugs,

Aurora


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   Posted 12/26/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
One day at a time honey,

I know that the stress has to be getting to you. But worrying about it doesn't change anything. So take it one day at a time, and I think that the counselor will help you manage your debts. It isn't easy these days. And yes, they expect you to live on the streets to get your bills paid. Hopefully things will change soon and life will be a lot easier.

I really hope that you get things figured out and can get some kind of control with this. You never know the counselor might be able to find some kind of a program that will help you. I know that it isn't any fun when you owe money. I have property taxes eating at me. My home isn't worth much, but the taxes are so high.

I hope that you have a lovely day. Now that the bigger holiday is over, hopefully some of us can relax.

Best wishes to you for a relaxing day.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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