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  1. #21
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    Well Cleas, we have no religion in this house any more. Haven't for a long time. I used to be heavily involved with JW's. Just wasn't going to make a good one, so finally decided not to go down that road. Many of my friends are JW's, and of course they don't celebrate Christmas at all.

    Now my children used to be religious in the fact that they believed in Jehovah God, but after several years in private catholic schools, both children decided they were atheists!!!

    I really don't think the religious education teacher at that school was impresed, nor did he comprehend that he may have been the reason for their 'change of belief.'

    So for us in this home, religion is no more. I'm not even sure if I am a believer in any way any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Well Cleas, we have no religion in this house any more. Haven't for a long time. I used to be heavily involved with JW's. Just wasn't going to make a good one, so finally decided not to go down that road. Many of my friends are JW's, and of course they don't celebrate Christmas at all.

    Now my children used to be religious in the fact that they believed in Jehovah God, but after several years in private catholic schools, both children decided they were atheists!!!

    I really don't think the religious education teacher at that school was impresed, nor did he comprehend that he may have been the reason for their 'change of belief.

    So for us in this home, religion is no more. I'm not even sure if I am a believer in any way any more?
    We are members of the Lutheran church (Danish Church), so we are Protestants...my children and I have been christened before the age of 6 months, but we don't go to church. Steve is Church of England I think.

    My youngest son goes to a Christian Private School and he likes it...he enjoys the Christian Life studies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    Tomorrow...chocolates...mmmm...when should I get there???

    Steve used to say to me...what is the blooody point of opening presents on 24th in the evening...children get their stuff and you send them off to bed I guess he has a point there!!!

    St Nick arrives around 2pm, so be here or miss out
    OMG i went shopping at Aldi's today, got **** loads of yummie chocies & i bought a chocolate fondue fountain at Aldi for $20- & tried it out today, bloody yummiessss, so when you here in the hols, we will set it up & make ourselves sick from chocie overload

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    Dont know yet what I'll be doing, hadnt made any plans anyway because of Russells illness, now, he had a fall this afternoon and broke his hip badly. Tomorrow morning he has to have a full hip replacement. His lungs are fine for an anesetic but the danger will be blood clots because of the cancer. But, as long as I still have him, doesnt matter if it will be at the hospital or whereever, we will still have xmas dinner together.

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    um sorry i dont mean to be rude pugger old pal, but if you cant be with ur mum and dad coz you cant buy pressies then there is either something drasticaly wrong with them or your pride....the most important thing is that you spend time together...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeiLuver View Post
    Dont know yet what I'll be doing, hadnt made any plans anyway because of Russells illness, now, he had a fall this afternoon and broke his hip badly. Tomorrow morning he has to have a full hip replacement. His lungs are fine for an anesetic but the danger will be blood clots because of the cancer. But, as long as I still have him, doesnt matter if it will be at the hospital or whereever, we will still have xmas dinner together.
    I am sooooo sorry to hear about Russell

    I hope 2010 will bring some positive things and moments for both of you

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    I'm with Cleasanta there PL. Mega hugs to you, Russell and Geisha.

    I really dislike Christmas and wish it would all go away. I do have it off this year...the first in 5 years....but I'd gladly change with someone who wanted it.
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeiLuver View Post
    Dont know yet what I'll be doing, hadnt made any plans anyway because of Russells illness, now, he had a fall this afternoon and broke his hip badly. Tomorrow morning he has to have a full hip replacement. His lungs are fine for an anesetic but the danger will be blood clots because of the cancer. But, as long as I still have him, doesnt matter if it will be at the hospital or whereever, we will still have xmas dinner together.

    My warmest healing thoughts are flowing to you.
    Not the same but my 2yo grandaughter spends a lot of time in hospital and my son and his wife tag team to be with her and the other two kids. Every couple of days The one on duty at home brings in dinner and the kids and all have it in there with her. I was lucky enough to be there for one of these. Being together is all that matters. She will probably have an op soon and then these hospital stays should be at an end.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I can't afford it, I can't even afford to buy a turkey.. (I'm a vegetarian anyway).
    My kids are spending Christmas with their father at his folks house and I can't do anything here because I can't afford it and my parents will go to my cousins because they have the money to do it and they never invite me.. and I wouldn't go anyway because I can't buy them presents.

    It's all bull****.. I hate it. I hate being alone at Christmas when everyone else is with family and enjoying themselves. It's the most depressing day of the year.
    I'll be thinking of you. I must confess that Christmas is not my most favourite time of the year either for many reasons, none of which are important enough to disucss here though.

    I have always wanted to work in a soup kitchen on the day. Have you thought of doing that? You will be giving a real gift to people who are in an even worse situtation than you.
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    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Hi Puggerup

    Go the soup kitchen or meals on wheels or pets as therapy or something.

    One of my friends used to host an "orphans" Christmas party in Canberra because there were so many of her friends there without family. You might be able to find one of these but you will need to talk to people about your predicament. Churches and community groups often have them too.

    My family is vaguely organised by my mum. We're agnostic mostly - care factor zero when it comes to religious side of it. This year is theoretically my Aunt's turn. One of my Uncles (or his wife) has managed to get confused about what year he goes with his side of the family and what year he goes with his wife's and given that most of his kids have gotten married and had kids of their own, it is further complicated by more inlaws as it were. So we have as many as will come for lunch - usually about 20, plus any strays who haven't got family that we know about (you have to tell someone), and then visit the other bits of family in the evenings and eat left overs - if we can fit any more food in.

    Everybody who is going to a particular lunch is assigned something to bring. We usually get brandy sauce, cos we're good at it, though Granny did write "wine glass" of brandy when she meant "Sherry glass" so it can be a bit potent sometimes. And we've got to bring the ham. Someone else will do turkey - we frequently do that night before and serve it cold. And someone else will do the pudding etc.

    We do like the presents though it has gotten extremely weird for me lately - I used to get one present each for my brother and sister, and now they've gone and partnered up and had two children each and I have no idea what to get any of them this year, and I'm feeling skint. We've had a go at organising a kind of kris krinkle method where whomever is hosting will match up names in pairs and so I might buy one present for one cousin and they buy for someone else until everybody buys and gets exactly one present each. The trick is putting some effort into finding out what that person wants without giving the whole game away. Though with many of my cousins - they're into horses - can't have too many horse leads or leather cleaning gear etc. And for one kris kringle I did - suncream and after sun cream were well received by people I didn't know, though the chocolate coated ginger was another story. I've since paid attention to those of my friends who like the stuff so I know where to send it should I ever be unfortunate enough to receive that again.

    I'm thinking of making condiments (mayonaise) and lemon cordial as presents. And decorating some wooden pegs and maybe sticking magnets on them to make fridge magnets - for the rest of the tribe or something. I think I'd better get moving on whatever it is. I could probably give my local sibling voucher for babysitting and or dog sitting. Not sure what to do for my interstate one. She wants me to visit but I'm not sure when I can, don't want to visit during fire season unless I drive over to Perth and take dog with me and dog might not fit in. Dog probably won't fit in given my sister is attempting to be a clean nut at the moment. And dog sleeps in my room. Maybe I could put a tent in the back yard. Sigh.

    I was also thinking of making a checker/draughts board out of some spare ply I have and milk bottle tops - cos they're colourful and plentiful. I've got lots of green ones and pink ones. I could even draw pictures on top of some to make a chess set.

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