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Cleesmas in small review

Although the holidays this year were saddened for me by both my parents gone, I have to say this was the best Christmas I've had since...I don't know when. I was surrounded by those I love, was "thought of" by all my good friends, and for the first year, prepared a holiday meal for everyone.

That's kinda sad it's my first year, considering my age. This time last year, I was still sitting at the kiddie table. Hahaha :>

I'm not going to list all the wonderful things I "got" for Christmas, because today, as I was surfing through LJ, I came across some disturbing entries.

What does Christmas mean to you? If it means nothing, then don't DO anything. But if it does, try to remember /why/ we celebrate.

Honestly, there were 10 people who found it MORE IMPORTANT to share what they did (or didn't) get than the love they enjoyed this season. Several even complained because they got presents instead of money. When I read that, I felt sorry for them. They don't even appreciate that they still HAVE parents. Some of us don't. What the HELL is wrong with this 20-something-year-old generation? It just seems to get worse every year.

I can see me in the not too distant future totally banning ALL Christmas activities EXCEPT celebrating the reason for the season. Although again, I totally made out like a bandit for Christmas, I don't CARE about "things". Actions -- phone calls, hugs, smiles, "I love yous" -- mean so much more than ANY present or "gift money" could ever mean.

Another thing about money, and I'll hush: What're you guys? The family prostitutes?

Heh. Okay. I've said all I've got to say about that, except appreciate what you DO have, and stop worrying about what you DON'T.

Dinner went as well as could be expected (much of this will be obscure). It was neat, however, that Kelsey got to leave early from her grandmom's to help me cook. She usually spends each Christmas day with her other grandparents. This year, I asked her (it was her decision) to try and be with me, since I was a little nervous. :) Sure enough, she showed up super early. I was so happy :) Then again, I'm always so happy just to see her little noggin at the door, trying to get her key to work in the persnickety lock. lol. :) She and I have actually been getting along lately, thank God. She has a lot of personal issues right now that I won't dare disclose in here, but I'm glad she opened up and talked with me about them. Oh! She was invited to some wine tasting before Christmas dinner, and politely turned it down. I'm so proud of her :) :D

Also, my FedEx man actually CAME IN on Christmas Eve because he knew I had a prescription that should've been delivered. HOW SWEET IS THAT?? I'd already given him a Christmas/gift card, but for him to go so out of his way is just awesome. I'm so lucky. :)

In other news, I swear I've gained 10 lbs. So there. Any more anorexic jokes told at my expense will be laughable, as I even have a little tummy :) I like it :D I've been noticing changes, now that Z forces me to eat like a real person. My hair is thicker/fuller/in better shape, I'm happier overall, and I feel healthier. In a way, I think he saved my life. When I look at pictures taken three years' ago, it makes me sick to think I was that thin. I don't care if I don't fit in most of my jeans anymore. I'm just glad that SOMEONE on this planet plucked me up, and is daily mindful of my eating habits (or lack thereof). He's been dogged -- consistent, patient, yet persistent -- about me eating and it's showing now. My skin even looks better, and I look /younger/. My face being filled out is a Godsend :) I've put off another three years of aging :D

Okay. Before I start getting all stupid, I'll end this entry. So much to write about, but should be saved for private.

I hope all of my friends got what they deserved this year; and of all things, the most important being loved.


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Dec. 27th, 2007 10:52 am (UTC)
i've noticed a distinct lack of bitchiness on the majority of the entries i've read on my LJ, which is refreshing. i didn't even hear anyone bitching about hating christmas this year either, except for traffic issues. so overall i'd like to think that maybe this was a more positive holiday season for most. could be wrong, though.

isn't getting some help/giving someone help in the kitchen a great thing?

gaining weight is good, but didn't you loose the majority of it yesterday with your afternoon experiment in terror involving a nice drive...?
Dec. 27th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
Hahaha! If fear helps you lose weight, then I'm back to 2003. LOL :>

There was some bitchiness overall on El Jay (I sometimes read friends' friends...so there's that). Most of the bitching I read was born from greed. That kinda irked me, especially since most don't even believe in Christmas. LOL :)
Dec. 27th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
well, there are a few heathens out there who see no reason not to celebrate the spirit of the season, at least. i mean, its more important to me to see folks around me happy than it is to raise a stink based on differences of opinion.

did i ever tell you that when i worked at RFCU that the "cleesmass bonus" got pushed back until january b.c some other religious types in the org. complained about the fact that it was a "cleesmass bonus?" i mean, WTF??? free money ANYtime is good money. you could give me a bonus for "charlie manson day" and i'd be all taking it.
Dec. 27th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)

Hey everybody! Today is our annual Charles Manson Day Bonus! Woooooooo. Free tattoos and acid for everyone!
Dec. 27th, 2007 11:49 am (UTC)
nodding. I didn't see too much complaining, but I know it was out there. In my world, the gifts are something I enjoying giving to other people, just because I like to do it. I don't care if I get any material things, I just want to be with the people I care about.

And thanks for reminding me that I have a mini-rant about people commenting on what I eat building inside me.
Dec. 27th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC)
It's YOUR DIARY. That's why I have a whoooooooole page of user rules. LOL :) How dare they??? Want me to come in there and attack? I can/would :)
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, no one on LJ. I think you all believe that I am a normal healthy person who happens to be thin.

It was a person here at work, actually, two people.
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
I don't think of my friends in that way. The personality is what I look for (reading! reading! lol :D). What's "normal" anyhoo? :>
Dec. 27th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
What's "normal" anyhoo

It's a small college town next to Bloomington, IL. ;p
Dec. 27th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
Hahahhaa. :)
Dec. 27th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
I also deal with that way too much. You're right -- if we reversed it into "are you going to eat all that" to a person who's not like us, HOW MAD would they be? Yeah.
Dec. 27th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
The "theme" of my Christmas wishlist this year was It's Not About Me. Got the idea when I started sponsoring the boy in Kenya this past summer. Honestly, I asked everyone to NOT give me anything for Christmas. Instead I wanted them to be out giving to organizations and donating shoe-boxes of stuff to kids who don't have /anything/, much less a Christmas present. But since I did include an actual wishlist for those not comfortable with my request...boxes with my name appeared under the tree anyway.

The only one I've opened so far was from my Army buddy in Ohio. I should not have been surprised to see Army stuff. One of them is a figurine of a bear in desert camo that you probably would enjoy getting pics of with your light box. ROFL.

For the Complaint Department -- yes, Walgreens ruined Christmas again. Doesn't take much to do. As with other retail stores, we either sold out of something a customer was desperate to get or they asked for stuff I've never seen / heard of us selling at all. Sheesh.

hmm...think I'll post this in my journal. :-)


Edited at 2007-12-27 05:37 pm (UTC)
Dec. 27th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Hahaha. I love the light box (and the black, too). :D Anything that'll fit will eventually be photographed :>
Dec. 28th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Y'know, Christmases at our house doesn't come with presents. There's no loot to be discussed... But there is a lot of love...

I'll write it up and post after the weekend, to give you a better idea of Christmas at mi casa :D
Dec. 28th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'd very much like to hear about Christmas at su casa :) It sounds like you guys are doing it right :) :)
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Jan. 3rd, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hahahahah! You gotta admit, that was funny.

But ooooooooo so true. LOL :> :D

You da pimp, hookin' yo man-ho on da skreets. LOL.
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Jan. 4th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
How funny!!! LOL =) I've never heard of him before :>
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