Christmas 2011

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Retired Mom
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   Posted 12/26/2011 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I thought I'd start a thread for those interested in posting little tidbits about their Christmas this year.....good or bad...
 
I'll begin by saying that we had a very unpleasant experience for Christmas Eve (because of a thoughtless family member)..UGH!, but overcame it by LEAVING EARLY! :-)    She decided that my daughter's new POM puppy and my wonderful POM were causing pet dander and causing her to FAKE cough..so they had to go outside and stay crammed in a tiny crate!!  It wasn't even her house and everybody else there has inside dogs except my mother and step-father. It was their house and I had even cleared bring the dogs with them (with a small crate for the puppy, of course).  We were doing family pictures and wanted the dogs in our family pictures, but NOOOOO.....the grump stole Christmas Eve.  She did try to call on Christmas Day, but I was in the shower and didn't have time to call back eyes
 
After leaving, we enjoyed a nice evening at home and opened family presents with my daughter (12), my husband and I (and our dogs!) smilewinkgrin turn wink
 
On Sunday, my stepdaughter brought her new baby (and long time boyfriend) to our house for a delicious meal!  yeah   It was sooooo nice because there is usually so much commotion.  She is learning how to be a mother and doing quite well, I think.  I was even christened....since the baby spit up (directly into my bra) shocked shocked (sorry fellows, but it was quite funny).  My sister came over and we finally got the family photos made, so it actually went quite well!  Everybody ate too much and really enjoyed themselves.  It was so much more about family and less about money and gifts!
 
Late last night, however, my Uncle had died suddenly from a massive heart attack (just exactly like my father did several years ago).  So now I have lost my beloved grandmother on Christmas Eve (several years ago) and now my uncle on Christmas Day.  I loved him, but will not lie and claim we were close.  In fact, I have not seen him in several years, despite him living within 20 miles of my house.  It's strange though because I was so emotional when the call came in.  I guess that side of the family is just kind of distant...
 
Of course, sleep now eludes me, as it has most of the night.  And...my stepson is moving back TODAY from living in another state with his mother.  He is not fond of me in the slightest and can be downright frightening at times.  I don't know when to expect him to show up here.  He scares me!! devil
 
Overall, the Christmas season has been both wonderful at times and horrible at others.  Emotions of every kind have been flowing through my body and my pain is out of control.  I will try desperately to look upon the positives and let the negatives go. 
 
Merry Christmas to you all!
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, Vision Issues & much more.....

flower123
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   Posted 12/26/2011 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi RM:) Sorry your Christmas Eve wasn't great. I'm really allergic to dogs, and when someone brings them to a house I'm visiting, I can't even go in, so I just leave:(

Happy that you had fun with your stepdaughter and her new baby:)

And...I'm sorry about your uncle. Wow. You really did have a lot of ups and downs!

I had a great Christmas Eve and Christmas day. No complaints...just had a nice time with lots of family and tons of food. I feel like I gained five pounds in two days, ha ha!

It was the first Christmas for me that really didn't feel stressful at all.

Hugs,

Flower

justanotherday
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   Posted 12/26/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Christmas Eve was great for us here. Our youngest was bouncing off the walls waiting for Santa. We didn't think she'd ever go to bed.

Christmas morning hubby and I played a nasty on the kids. The older 3 like to sleep in now that their older. So all those years of them getting us up. I went screaming up and down the hallway Christmas morning hollering Santa cam and lookie at all the presents. My 14 year old ended up falling out of bed trying to get up to find out what was going on. She swears I gave her a heart attack.

We stayed home and had a nice dinner. It snowed most of the day here so we weren't traveling anywhere.

All was good until late afternoon we received a phone call from hubby's sister. There had been a horrible accident. They are calling it the worst accident in 2011 for Maine. Both his nephews had been killed. They slid on the ice and slammed into another vehicle. The 2 passengers from the other vehicle also passed away.

So what started as great turned out to be horrible.

Retired Mom
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   Posted 12/26/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very sorry for your loss justanother day! The loss of children is something noone should have to face.

My prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow.
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, Vision Issues & much more.....

flower123
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   Posted 12/26/2011 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
How tragic, Justanotherday. I'm so sorry for your losses. I will keep your family in my prayers.

CRPSpatient
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   Posted 12/26/2011 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
RM and Justanotherday, I'm so sorry for your losses. You and your families are in my thoughts.

Laura

sos007
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   Posted 12/26/2011 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Justanotherday and RM...Oh I am so sorry for your losses, That is just awful for both of you. Just...how old were your nephews? Again I am so sorry and I will keep your families in my prayers....

Bless you both, Amy
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straydog
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   Posted 12/26/2011 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Justanother & RM so sorry to hear of your losses, your families are in our prayers.
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 12/26/2011 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi RetiredMom and Justanotherday

I'm so sorry for your losses. I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion
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