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Re: Slay Christmas

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 29th, 2018, 8:50 pm

Queen K wrote:So now that it's the 29th, and people are a tad bit less busy with their own holiday stuff, they are all looking up from their lives and asking that dreaded question:

"So, how was your Christmas."


I'm guilty of this, it's just like asking "How's ol' so and so doing?"
or "How's your Mom ?"

It may be the entirely wrong question, so, be prepared
you may not want to hear the answer, and in for a 20 minute recap
of the last year and a half.

or, get a "it was good." although short BS reply.
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Re: Slay Christmas

Postby Queen K » Dec 29th, 2018, 9:18 pm

How about this one, "every Christmas is different, I've had better and worse, this one was middling."

Not a short brusque answer shutting out people, but not specific.
And one person's "middling" is another person's nightmare.
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Re: Slay Christmas

Postby Lady tehMa » Dec 30th, 2018, 9:11 am

Queen K wrote:WHOA, reading socks? Where for art thou doest one find these things of wonder?

I got two pairs of socks.
And a box of Merci.
And an ornament full of chocolate.
A bird calendar.


Reading socks from Chapters - of all places.
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/fashion/northern-cable-knit-reading-socks/882709352945-item.html?ikwid=reading+socks&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=7 These are the ones I was given <3

My Christmas was low-key, but more enjoyable because of it, I think. I honestly believe that the back to work Christmas talk has become almost obligatory, in some cases almost the Social Media one-upmanship. I'll answer if someone asks, but then I will promptly turn the conversation around by asking questions. I figure a rule of thumb is: if they're asking, they want to be asked. Otherwise, I fall back on the tried-and-true Canadian topic - the weather.

New Year's Resolutions - does anyone do those anymore? I seem to recall reading an article about change, and that putting it off 'til a certain date makes it that much less likely that you'll do it. If you want change, implement now - was the gist of it. I am trying to lose weight and eat healthier though. But I've been trying that for months. These things go right out the window at Christmas though!
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Re: Slay Christmas

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 30th, 2018, 11:33 am

Queen K wrote:How about this one, "every Christmas is different, I've had better and worse, this one was middling."

Not a short brusque answer shutting out people, but not specific.
And one person's "middling" is another person's nightmare.


Hey, that looks vaguely familiar ???? [icon_lol2.gif]
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Re: Slay Christmas

Postby Snman » Jan 5th, 2019, 1:29 am

Queen K wrote:To all of you who are stressing out right now.

It's perfect.

It's perfect right now. Honest.


It is indeed. I spent Christmas day in a hospital room with my best girl. No gifts, no stockings, no turkey dinner. Just the two of us, and it was the best Christmas I ever had. Perfect.
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