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Old 12-22-2020, 02:31 PM
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Anyone else spending Christmas alone? What are your plans?


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Old 12-22-2020, 02:42 PM
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Yep. I will zoom with my parents; due to the time difference it will be afternoon/their "big" meal and brunch time for me. After that, just eat whatever I want and watch TV, putz around the internet, and play my Nintendo Switch. Just another day, really.

I did the same for Thanksgiving and honestly I didn't mind it. It was kind of nice not having to deal with the stress of travelling, I didn't have to leave my cat (yes, I'm a crazy cat lady), and when school resumed I felt like I'd had an actual "break." I know seeing family is important and I'm not saying I'd want to do this again, but I was able to see some silver linings.
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Old 12-22-2020, 02:51 PM
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I bought some snacks at the store today, and I treated myself to two magazines as a Christmas present to myself (although I might start browsing them today). I might pick up dinner at a restaurant that I just found out will be open that day. I’ll talk to Mom and deliver her present, and I might talk to my sister. Beyond that, just the same old thing.
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Old 12-22-2020, 02:53 PM
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Yes, Iíll be alone. I plan to take a long walk, overeat, zoom with family, read, and watch TV. I have a lot of flaws, but I seem to have skipped the gene for feeling sorry for oneself. Iíll be fineóthis isnít permanent. And Iím looking forward to the chocolate.
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Old 12-22-2020, 03:19 PM
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Christmas is one of those times that magnifies the feelings of not having close family or kids.

I never had kids and it is the hardest holiday for me. I have found ways to deal with it over the years but it isnít always easy.

Iím going to bake my favorite cookies, knit, nap, walk, and Iíll probably do some laundry.

Holidays bring out a lot of mixed emotions and thatís ok.


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Old 12-22-2020, 04:21 PM
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I’ll be alone, too. I’ll Zoom with my kids, but other than that it’ll be low-key. I’d like to take an evening walk to look at neighborhood Christmas lights dependent on weather. I’ll spend some time in the hot tub and start a fire in the wood burner. I plan on cooking a big meal for myself and getting to enjoy leftovers for a few days. I also bought some eggnog to spike as a treat.
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Old 12-22-2020, 06:51 PM
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Yes, I will spend Christmas alone. So will my DS. Itís ok. Weíll be fine in our respective homes.
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:07 PM
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Maybe some of those on this board who will be alone (and donít like it) could zoom with others, even if it is only for a thirty minute session. This would give a hug to those who may need it and bring about a sense of much needed connection. Like someone said, the holidays bring about different feelings in different people. People are where they are, but to know that others are ďthereĒ may just give someone a boost of fresh air, Lord knows we all need it. 😀
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:09 PM
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Your suggestion is the true meaning of Christmas. Thank you.
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Old 12-22-2020, 07:33 PM
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Usually my family has spent Christmas Eve together, then on Christmas Day siblings and I go off to be with in-laws or significant others/special friends.

This Christmas is definitely not going to be traditional. I havenít made any specific plans. I guess the reality that Iíll be alone hadnít hit me, till now.


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Old 12-22-2020, 07:36 PM
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Amiga, I thought you were seeing your daughter! Sad to see that fell through! Hope you have a good Christmas.

ETA: Whoops, sorry, I found the post where you said she is coming Christmas Eve instead!

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Old 12-22-2020, 07:55 PM
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Other than zooming with the fam, I have no plans. If I'm not too tired (lazy), I'll make a nice dinner. I've been known to make my holiday meal days after the holiday (pure rebellion ).
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Old 12-23-2020, 07:02 AM
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Amiga, I thought you were seeing your daughter!
You have a good memory, happygirl! I sent you a PM explaining my boring life.
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Old 12-23-2020, 08:57 AM
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I will be!
I will be watching tv, probably make a good dinner, and stay in jammies all day. The guy Iím seeing might stop by for a bit, but he has his son that day so Iím not taking him away from that.
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Old 12-23-2020, 12:38 PM
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My mom is in assisted living . I can FaceTime with her. My kids may be keeping everything personal safe family like . So it will be my dog and I .
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Old 12-23-2020, 02:25 PM
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I got it, amiga. Thanks. I'm glad you are still seeing your daughter on Christmas Eve!

I feel for those of you who will be all alone for the holidays. May your holidays be filled with peace.
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