How was Christmas?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2003
How was Christmas?
2
Mon, 12-26-2011 - 7:11pm

I was blessed this year to stay clean and sober and to celebrate with friends and family who do not drink.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-14-1997
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 8:38am

Our Christmas was low key and exactly what our family needed. My MIL was still staying with us, even though her hernia surgery went very well, and it was sad to see her go back home (a whole 15 miles from here) on the 26th. I know this is rude to say, but I didn't miss my FILs comments about how ungrateful Mom was nor the fake camaradery of my BILs at all. I did, and always will, miss my Dad. To soothe my soul, I went out and bought gifts for two gentlemen at the nursing home where Dad died. It helped.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2003
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 9:36am

Sounds like a wonderful plan to me.