How was your holiday?

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How was your holiday?
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Sat, 12-27-2008 - 8:49am

How was your holiday?



  • Wonderful! I'm sad it's over
  • Okay. It was nice to see some of my family.
  • Boring.
  • Awful! I'm so glad it's over.
  • Lonely.


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Registered: 09-11-2004
Sat, 12-27-2008 - 12:48pm
Mine isn't over yet. We are doing Christmas at my inlaws. That is always stressful since my FIL has SA issues. Or maybe I have them with him...whichever...

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Registered: 07-22-2006
Sat, 12-27-2008 - 3:44pm

I'm not sure how to vote on this one.

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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 7:56am

I ended up going to San Antonio on Tuesday so I could spend Christmas Eve with my ODD. She's in retail and can't get home for the holidays. It's her second Christmas away from family. Last year wasn't bad probably b/c she had a boyfriend and it was all so new. But this year seemed to weigh alittle heavier on her...and me...so I bit a bullet I can't afford in order to fly down. We shopped on Tuesday (her day off) then I fixed

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Registered: 07-13-2006
Sun, 12-28-2008 - 11:14am

This was the first Christmas that we spent here at home, with family in several years.

LUCKY

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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 11:38am

I'm not sure if I should be horrified or sympathetic. When you say your FIL has SA issues, are you saying he's an abuser or was he abused? Trust me, I don't wish abuse on anyone but I so hope his SA issues are b/c

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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 11:44am

Hi Peg,


Your Christmas sounds wonderful! I'm so happy for you. I just mentioned how lucky I feel since my abusers are both dead.

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Registered: 07-22-2006
Sun, 12-28-2008 - 12:04pm

Hi Gail,


It is a challenge to spend time with one of my abusers.

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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 12:19pm

Jeeze, isn't a mother's love unbelievable?! I can only imagine how your MIL must feel about her son to think that someone who's IN JAIL for child porn should be allowed to speak to your children. Unbelievable!


But I'm glad to hear you were able to enjoy such a wonderful holiday all things considered. I'm so happy for you.

**gentle hugs**

Gail
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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 12:38pm

It was ok - spent it under my quilt with flu (ideal excuse for avoiding family) and with my friend who is having some massive family issues who came to my house for refuge. We watched movies and read magazines and it was very nice and quiet.


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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 4:48pm

I don't know if FIL was ever abused, and don't really care. He has tendancies of being an abuser. He has made verbal passes at each of his DILs and made a physical pass at me. My elbow in his gut and my hand squeezing his larynx convinced him to never do that again. My Knight (in slightly tarnished armor) confronted his father and told his mother what was going on when FIL made inappropriate comments in our house to a 15 year old


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