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Title: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 24 Dec 2018 09:33AM
Just wanted to wish you all the compliments of the season:

>cracker< >snowball< >reindeer< >pudding< >holly<

I hope it's a good one, however and wherever you are spending it - I shall be off to Mum and Dad's later this afternoon where I shall be staying until at least the 27th (well, all the Christmas food is there  >biggrin< ) What's your plans?
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Mabelcat on 24 Dec 2018 12:05PM
Thank you Kizzy and Merry Christmas one and all.

I know I don't post that much these days but I do think of you all.  I'm back at work now after a break due to mental health stuff but seem to be ok.  The fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are on going and annoying.

I'm having a cooking day today and hoping to see my chap tomorrow but it may just be the cats and me as he has a small son to see as well.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: lankou on 24 Dec 2018 12:50PM
I am about to roll the big stone over the cave entrance so my wife and I can have a Christmas together for the first time for over 30 years.

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ee/7e/3f/ee7e3fa9b2ef96c1a4a4c6048b6d4507--sassy-sayings-funny-sayings.jpg)
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: ally on 24 Dec 2018 01:14PM
Spent the afternoon sitting by the pool having a BBQ.  It's hot here, and, there's green parrots flying overhead.  I'm four hours ahead of everyone, so, will probably celebrate Christmas before most ouchers.  I'm in Dubai with My family.  It won't be a cold Christmas, but, certainly a warm one.  Have a good Christmas where ever you are, and, whatever you're doing.  Merry Christmas X
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 24 Dec 2018 02:39PM
I'm with family in Devon. Not cold but dreer today and forecast same tomorrow.  Anyhow a very happy Christmas to everyone.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: huhn on 24 Dec 2018 05:21PM
merry Christmas, I  see tomorrow my little one , otherwise I am alone, my big ones are  all working over  the holiday season.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: SteveX on 24 Dec 2018 06:46PM
Happy Christmas to all!   I hope you all have a great time.
as for myself, I feel like sleeping through it all but my mum wants me to stay with her for a few days so I have a taxi booked for 8pm tonight to take me there.

Have a good time, love you all.   >bighugs<
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Richard_D on 24 Dec 2018 08:27PM
Merry Christmas to everyone on here.  >bighugs<
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Sunny Clouds on 24 Dec 2018 08:53PM
Happy Christmas, everyone!

My mood crashed this autumn.  What triggered it is neither here nor there.  My falls are still frequent and I've been referred back to my neuro.  Meanwhile I've managed to smash my wrist and sprain my ankle.  A surprising number of people have been helping me to cope with Christmas, so I'm metaphorically passing on some hugs here.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: JLR2 on 25 Dec 2018 09:13AM
Merry Christmas folks  :-)   My family are, thankfully, a couple of hundred mile awa' doon in Glasgow, me? I'm on ma tod wi'only the telly (news channel), my music system and apart from the call I'll have later today wi'Berlin all I'll be getting up to is trying to work oot what else I can recycle into something else it wasn't intended to be >biggrin< 
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Frances on 25 Dec 2018 10:07AM
Heres Wishing one and all The Happiest and healthiest Xmas possible.  >bighugs<
Ryan and I are as usual home Alone.
Large Son did ring Last night as Did my Big Bro.He is very poorly but several years older than me and old age does not come alone !!
That is all thats left of our family.
Nothing special today except yummy food !
Duck in orange sauce for dinner,With lots of roast Veg Great thing frozen food !!
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 25 Dec 2018 01:18PM
Got to love the fact there are allsorts of prepared/frozen food making the day easier  >thumbsup<

Happy Holidays and very best wishes to all of you Xxx

This next bit might sound a bit melancholy, it is just me being me as I sometimes am.  

Most everyone know what Christmas is supposed to be whether it is a Christian version with Midnight Mass and the extra verses to hymns that only get sung on the day itself or if it is about the food, Santa, reindeer and memories of friends and families - maybe a combination of both. The thing is though a lot of people here know what it is to 'celebrate' the day when our bodies and minds are not compatible to the situations we find ourselves in. Special days like today can have a weaving ribbon of saddness that tugs us towards the grey. Sometimes the grey clouds everything and the day is lost, and others there is Christmas food, tv and movies that bring us back to brighten our day. I hope those of you here reading this post know there is always tomorrow or the next day, or the next, there are always people who care and want life to be better.

Cheers to each and everyone of us >heart<  >bighugs<



It's Christmasssssssss Look to the future it's only just begun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4BTYiy0Qi4
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Tony_Demoncy on 25 Dec 2018 02:48PM
Merry Christmas one and all. A friend is over to cook us both Christmas Lunch and to natter.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Monic1511 on 25 Dec 2018 07:27PM
Merry Christmas to you all,
I hope your days has been good - this was my first long lie (past 7am) in a fortnight so I enjoyed that.  Had a lovely day in my pj's without anyone else.  all the best for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 26 Dec 2018 02:51PM
>thumbsup< >biggrin<
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 26 Dec 2018 07:04PM
Happy Boxing Day everyone! Have we all had enough to eat?  >biggrin<
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 26 Dec 2018 10:38PM
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Have we all had enough to eat?
Yes. Now it's home for a few days light diet before the new year binge.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 27 Dec 2018 04:49PM
Exactly the same for me, OldTone!  Got to give the old digestive system a bit of a rest before the next onslaught  ;-)
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 28 Dec 2018 10:20AM
:-)

Our fridge has no more festive food in it  >yikes< we have yet to start on the Christmas cake  >biggrin< I seem to remember there is some sort of rule about not cutting the cake until Christmas Day teatime but I am not sure if that is a must do it by then.

>bighugs<  all around and extra  >bighugs< for those people struggling at this time.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 29 Dec 2018 12:35AM
I'm sorry not to have joined in wishing everyone a happy Christmas. My day was rather unusual - I spent it in hospital.  4 days before Christmas I had a stroke and lost the use of my right side.  It is mostly back now although I am a little unsteady on my feet.  Oh well, that is life.  They sent me home yesterday with a bag-full of pills so hopefully that will not happen again.  On Christmas Day the hospital gave everyone a present.  That was so thoughtful of them.  Most of it was a blanket which is now under the cat!
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 29 Dec 2018 08:56AM
Oh auntie, what a way to spend Christmas!  I suppose at least you didn't have to cook your own dinner, that's something...  >x-fingers<  for you to have an 'uneventful recovery' >x-fingers<

SM, re Christmas cake - some people are still eating it in March, so I wouldn't worry about 'tradition'..
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 29 Dec 2018 09:14AM
Auntie,

>bighugs< I hope your recovery continues at a good pace. 

Kizzy,

March, March how do people still have Christmas cake in March?
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: lankou on 29 Dec 2018 10:23AM
Auntie,

>bighugs< I hope your recovery continues at a good pace.

Kizzy,

March, March how do people still have Christmas cake in March?

A proper Christmas cake will last for years in a sealed container.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Monic1511 on 29 Dec 2018 03:09PM
Never mind still having Christmas Cake in March - 2 weeks ago I threw out last years box of Thornton's continental chocolates that I'd been given in December 2017.  They did look edible but I was not in a chocolate mood.

Auntie - here's to a speedy recovery and hope the new year is better for everyone.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: ally on 29 Dec 2018 04:21PM
Auntie, I wish you well, and, a speedy recovery.  What a rotten thing to happen.  Take care  >hugs<
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 29 Dec 2018 05:33PM
Monic, how could you leave a box of chocs - and Thorntons at that - untouched for so long  >yikes< Though must admit I make stashes last. Just not for 2 years  ;-)
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Tony_Demoncy on 30 Dec 2018 09:08AM
All of the best wishes for a speedy recovery Aunty.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 30 Dec 2018 07:04PM
Thank you for your good wishes everyone. I find that I am scared to take the dog out for walkies incase she pulls me over as I am still not confident on my right leg. Even before this she pulled me over when she saw a cat in someone's front garden and she was desperate to get to it.  Silly dog.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: JLR2 on 30 Dec 2018 08:31PM
I hope you're still doing well Auntie, have there been further checks arranged following your stroke?
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 30 Dec 2018 10:33PM
Not that I know of.  Maybe I will hear something in the New Year. 

The only thing that they have told me is that I must not drive for one month and that I must get the GP's OK beforehand.  Since that means trying to get an appointment - which has been impossible for most of this year when I have tried - who knows when I will be able to drive again.  That is the most annoying thing.  I will not be able to take the dog on her favourite walks nor take the cat to have her toenails clipped, which she badly needs.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 31 Dec 2018 09:40AM
Auntie,

Your situation sounds much like Mr Sunshine's Mums and she is almost back to normal now. I wish GPs surgerys would let people book appointments further ahead when the current two weeks are full up. I hope you are able to get an appointment after the New Year. I wonder if the person who clips the cats toe nails has an email address and if you wrote to them to explain the situation would they make a home visit. I can see it will take a while for you to feel able enough to take you dog out, when you do it might be worth trying a dog lead with a bungee section in it to absorb the shock of the dog pulling away sharply.
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: lankou on 31 Dec 2018 10:35AM
I thought, (wrongly,) it was going to be a quiet Christmas. Christmas Day I awoke to find a police car parked outside, (plus at least one other specialist unmarked car.) Still no explanation none of my neighbours know the reason.

I lent out my TENS machine for a few days to a neighbour and my wife did an emergency burns dressing for another  neighbour whose hot water bottle had exploded.
My wife also single handedly did all the catering for the village football club on Boxing day.
I nearly forgot we also repaired (with great difficulty,) repaired the storm damaged  roof  on one of out sheds. (The bruises will go away in time.)
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 31 Dec 2018 04:11PM
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...my wife did an emergency burns dressing for another  neighbour whose hot water bottle had exploded. 

 >yikes< what with the other goings-on, you've had an...ahem! interesting Christmas then  >erm<
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 31 Dec 2018 04:21PM
...would some brave volunteer like to start a Happy New Year sort of thread?
Title: Re: A Very Happy Christmas to all Ouchers
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 31 Dec 2018 05:29PM
Lankou,

Ouch  >yikes<  >hugs<

Kizzy,


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...would some brave volunteer like to start a Happy New Year sort of thread?
It depends if I am staying up late then maybe >cartwheel<