Grumps and curmudgeons, gather here
I shall be at work on Christmas Day. For when I get home I have a small turkey joint in the freezer. It will feed me for a few days, or me and Muttley Jnr for one day if the little bleeder shows up. Otherwise, I am keeping my head down and ignoring Christmas. And I shall definitely be going for a run.
This is the card I have sent to the rellies this year. Bah humbug
My Christmas is a non-starter too. I left all the decorations with Hubby when we split, and I am skint so don't have any money to buy more. It is also not possible for me to go back to my family this year, and I have no money for presents. Few people know my new address so I'm not getting many cards either.
I've started spring cleaning today in the hope that it will encourage spring to show her face quicker.
I am going on a long bike ride if I get my steering fixed and the weather stays the same as the current forcast - only good thing about xmas is the quiet roads. I have thrown out an invitation to other riders on the understanding that anyone that turns up with tinsle anywhere on theri bikes or person will get a damn good slap
I will spend the next few days with an increasing sense of wretchedness which will completely vanish when I wake up on boxing day
I have just posted that picture on my facebook page
I am also feeling bah humbug, but it is subsiding with a dose of Christmas Carols on CD played extra loud to get the organ music sounding great. Too much to do, I want to do exercise and have a bit of me time and bl**dy FiL is dithering over whether to come to us is stressing me out. I know he is having his first Xmas without wife but at 91 he is acting more like a 5 year old.Maddy I would love to get out for a bike ride but the roads round me are too flooded and the cyclepaths where they exist are just little rivers and long lakes.
SteadyCJ I am lucky considering how close we are to a tidal river - raods are OK and the onse I plan to take for the ride shoul dbe OK - its easy to go up around me
Christmas day ( fortnight) in the NHS is pants- no-one wants to do their job, and if you are trying to look after sick patients, it is all jst very irritating.
Love the card!
I always make a point of working on Christmas Day. It allows colleagues with families and kids to have time off. And it's a double pay day so that's a win all round.
I have my black bah humbug santa hat at the ready ...
Christmas can be the best or worst time of the year depending on your circumstances. I've been at both ends of the spectrum and am at the good point now with my kids, extended family, friends etc...
But my advice in the bad times is just to see it as another day, because it is. I've eaten toast for lunch for Christmas. (Ok, it was on a beach in Australia)
I'm not sure I'm helping
tricialitt wrote (see)
Christmas day ( fortnight) in the NHS is pants- no-one wants to do their job, and if you are trying to look after sick patients, it is all jst very irritating. Love the card!
Reminds of something, ah yes.
March 25th. Please refrain from sex today. Any child conceived today will be born on Christmas day. Not only will the hospital staff curse you to hell, but they'll all be pissed out of their minds too.
My mum used to work christmas day morning at the hospital and she actually said it was a sad place to be. You used to see all of the old dears who had been shifted there by their family that didnt want to have the 'added pressure' of them at christmas.
I'm aware from 'my' family for a second christmas and I do miss it. I shouldn't complain as hubbys family are very nice and lovely but there's nothing like being at home at waking up in bed.... *sigh*.
This year Christmas day will be just me and my Squeeze
This is the first time in my 51 years that I've done this, I've wanted to for years! I hate the pressure you get from all and sundry (including my Squeeze) that you have to go here, have to go there, have to invite people.
Why? If you don't bother going/inviting the rest of the year, why do it all in one week in December for f*cks sake?
RicF wrote (see)
Reminds of something, ah yes. March 25th. Please refrain from sex today. Any child conceived today will be born on Christmas day. Not only will the hospital staff curse you to hell, but they'll all be pissed out of their minds too.
Just shown that to 2 members of the NHS who will be working over Christmas, Both hope that you have need of their services so they can show you how pissed they are
Like many I have had my ups and downs. I do not live in the past but I do hurt at Christmas for all sorts of reasons. However I am not a "humbug" guy and do smile and enjoy the jollity. I do have a drink but I am not a great drinker so I manage to keep up my running over the festive period irrespective of dinners/lunches and shopping for gifts.
I hope you all get the best out of what holidays you take over the festive period and it all passes over quickly for you, if like me you find it all a bit uncomfortable.
I was all for Bah Humbug. I was going to be working over Christmas.
Things change and am now doing Christmas. Not all the food and wine and pressie bit. Just the thinking about the ones you love, being together and taking time out. We've put the tree up and some decorations, it looks quite pretty.
Yes Martenkay, it may well turn out to be an 'uncomfortable' Christmas. I don't really want it to pass quickly but I do want it to be peaceful. Can't take the pain away.
I was reading about the tradition of holy and ivy at Christmas. It's pagan to keep the house gremlins or evil spirits away. I could really have done with knowing that earlier.
Oh dear. I don't hurt at Christmas, I just don't much care for it. Too much commercialism and unwanted socializing for someone like me who has everything he needs and is resistant to forced jollity.
I shall wear my black bah humbug hat at work this afternoon.
*grump grump grumpity grump*
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
RicF wrote (see) Reminds of something, ah yes. March 25th. Please refrain from sex today. Any child conceived today will be born on Christmas day. Not only will the hospital staff curse you to hell, but they'll all be pissed out of their minds too. Just shown that to 2 members of the NHS who will be working over Christmas, Both hope that you have need of their services so they can show you how pissed they are
Sense of humour bypass then?
The paragraph came from the 'Not the Nine O'clock News Year Book 1982'
I don't recall wishing misfortune on anyone. So hardly a proportional or even a rational response.
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