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Is necromancy excusable if it's in the name of Christmas?


Well, if we can hijack even the Death thread, surely we can resurrect a holiday one. Smile

I will really miss Lester's crazy Christmas photos!

Happy Holidays everyone! I'm going to be traveling to almost-Boston to visit a dear sweet human wot I adopted as my brother yonks ago. He moved away from Alaska and is now studying law in Massachusetts and we're (well, not Dad, he's staying here) gonna go visit him.



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Spawn and I will be having a Christmas of quietude and every silly food thing we want.

Just the 2 of us. I suspect he will be watching cartoons.

Also, his buddy may come over, since -his- family is constantly at odds (he likes our peace and quiet).


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Actual Christmas Day is going to be somewhat of a non-event for me, as I will be going back home to my parents', there are no grandparents any more and my Dad has chosen to work both night shifts Eve into Christmas and Christmas into Boxing Day. That means he will be home at lunchtime, go to bed for a couple of hours and we can then have Christmas dinner in the early evening. It won't even be goose, because that's not worth it for 3 of us.

I'm therefore hanging all my hopes on going to my sister's on the 23rd. Chances are I won't get anything for my birthday either.

Oh well, it's fine really, that's just what it is now.


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Oh you young people. It's all tea and muffins and excitement in your world I expect.
 
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Yay! Xmas alone for the umpteenth year! Wooh! Yeah, I guess I'll stock up on books as usual.
 
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I received some great books (yes, opened them already...) for Christmas this year. Am LOVING my Medieval cookbook!


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We're having a quiet Christmas eve, where we're doing a (very) abbreviated Feast of Seven Fishes (there might be three fishes).

Then, on Christmas Day, we're hosting Chris' extended family, and around 21 people are coming over! (That number includes kids). I'm trying to figure out what I'm forgetting, in the process of setting that up. I have enough paper plates...

We'll have enough food...


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Chris's family?

Is there ever enough food with them?

I am always astonished and awed by what that family puts out as a spread.


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Fandangling across the moony sky,
went the Beezee bold as brass,
side-saddle she sat, on a big painted bat,
shooting moonbeams out of her a(censored)e.
~Joe
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Isn't sanity really just a one trick pony, anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy¦ooh ooh ooh the sky's the limit!



 
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I'm therefore hanging all my hopes on going to my sister's on the 23rd. Chances are I won't get anything for my birthday either.

Oh well, it's fine really, that's just what it is now.




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Fandangling across the moony sky,
went the Beezee bold as brass,
side-saddle she sat, on a big painted bat,
shooting moonbeams out of her a(censored)e.
~Joe
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Isn't sanity really just a one trick pony, anyway? I mean, all you get is one trick, rational thinking! But when you're good and crazy¦ooh ooh ooh the sky's the limit!



 
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Joc is trying to convince me that one prime rib, one turkey, some chicken enchiladas, and one ham are enough for Christmas. I am doubtful.


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None of my family eat mammals and we're all off to some extended family for what we hope is a bird-only xmas dinner. Fingers crossed everyone
 
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I have Christmas cards from various Boardies! Thank you all, it cheered me up immensely. Smile



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None of my family eat mammals and we're all off to some extended family for what we hope is a bird-only xmas dinner. Fingers crossed everyone


None of my family ate mammals... except for me.
 
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Joc is trying to convince me that one prime rib, one turkey, some chicken enchiladas, and one ham are enough for Christmas. I am doubtful.


It was a near thing, but it worked out.


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Pig in chicken in turkey in moo cow

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That takes a lot of preplanning!
 
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What'd I get for Christmas? THE FLU. Mad
 
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I plotted with the girlfriend of one of my dearest friends (guy from Alaska, we adopted each other long ago, he calls me "Sis". he is now going to law school near Boston and moved in with girlfriend and her two kids) to surprise him over Christmas, because he comes from a big family and this is pretty much his first Christmas without most of his fam. So she contacted me and we planned and every time I started to think about going to visit him I would shut it all down - because he's one of those people who, if I think about him, he will call or text and ask what I wanted. He just seems to easily tune into my brainwaves (poor guy)

And so she didn't rearrange the house, we just planned on cramming in when we got there. The day we traveled she was so worried that he had figured it out. I also assumed that he must have somehow known.

We sidetracked a bit to go have dinner with my cousin and his wife and daughter and her husband. That was nice, 'cos I haven't seen them in two years.

And then we got there, found the house, knocked and waited. and waited some more. And a light came on, but then went off, so, we knocked again. And shivered and waited. Waffled about which doorbell to ring. Dev was supposed to have his phone out to take pics, but he was freezing, so his hands were in his pockets. I texted her to say, we're outside now! and she poked him and said, someone's knocking on the door. So he grumbled, who can that be and opened the door, where I stood grinning like a maniac. He was stunned and speechless and very much surprised.

And his girlfriend is lovely! Snarky and generous and an excellent cook and they seem really happy together. She and I felt like we'd known each other forever, which is just how I felt about Robert all those years ago.

Weather cut our trip short, but we have vague plans to go back.

Then on Tuesday I decided to take YarnMum to State College for Indian food and we went to the Indian grocery store and then Trader Joes. That was fun.



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I got a nephew for Christmas! Big Grin


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I hope everyone had a good Christmas!

Mine was great but I've since got ill so the new year is gonna be a bit lame.

Best of luck for 2017

Joe
 
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I hope everyone had a good Christmas!

Mine was great but I've since got ill so the new year is gonna be a bit lame.

Best of luck for 2017

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