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So Sick...

sillypixie (696077) writes | more than 6 years ago

User Journal 11

This may be the most pathetic Christmas ever.

Both my hubby and I are sick. We've both got a terrible stomach flu, and well, it isn't pretty. We've already had to cancel out of festivities tomorrow night, and I don't hold out much hope for Christmas Eve either.

On the bright side, we're catching up on a lot of movies...

This may be the most pathetic Christmas ever.

Both my hubby and I are sick. We've both got a terrible stomach flu, and well, it isn't pretty. We've already had to cancel out of festivities tomorrow night, and I don't hold out much hope for Christmas Eve either.

On the bright side, we're catching up on a lot of movies...

We also finally found a counselor we like. She's great, an older lady with an 11-year-old Lhasa Apso, who patiently perches himself on her lap while she rocks and gestures and tells stories about her own life experiences in addition to listening to ours...

I have no idea whether she can help the marriage, but I feel very confident that she can help us - and that makes me feel like things can come out right.

Hope you're all spending a comfy cozy holiday with those you love.

Pixie

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11 comments

Bah Humbug (1)

Kymermosst (33885) | more than 6 years ago | (#21796364)

I used to like Christmas. Then I got married and discovered my in-laws are selfish bastards.

They don't seem to understand that I also have a family. They are offended that we want to go see them at the holidays as well (they live within 10 miles of each other). They don't understand why, when we are visiting during the holidays, we might want to visit friends we probably haven't seen since last year.

They always ruin Christmas dinner. Cooking turkeys properly (that is, not raw in the middle) is evidently in the category of "rocket science" for them.

Their house is cold, boring, and uncomfortable.

And, before you suggest that since they all live so close that we have one huge holiday party: My dad once asked my in-laws over for Thanksgiving dinner. My mother-in-law said "I'm sorry, we'd rather spend it with family." Needless to say my dad was offended.

So, since I have to see my in-laws at Christmas, and know they are offended when we want to see my family or our friends, Christmas has pretty much turned into a "bah humbug" event for me.

I'd almost (*almost*, I said) rather be sick so I'd have an excuse not to go.

Re:Bah Humbug (1)

sillypixie (696077) | more than 6 years ago | (#21800300)

Yikes, how terrible...

We do a lot of driving in order to satisfy both families - this year it was supposed to be 2 hrs round trip on the 23rd to visit my mom's family, followed by 4 hrs to Edmonton on the 24th to hang with my hubby's family, followed by 4 hrs first thing christmas morning to get back here and hang out with my immediate family, followed by a 4 hr trip out the cabin for the rest of the holidays.

It is gruelling. I feel slightly guilty in admitting that if we're too sick to do any of it, I wouldn't be all that unhappy.

Well, here's a jolly bah humbug from me to you :) Hope you can at least hug your SO and have a few happy moments between you...

Cheers,

Pix

Sick at Christmas :-( (1)

johndiii (229824) | more than 6 years ago | (#21799792)

Ugh. I hope that you are both feeling better soon. It's really terrible to be sick at Christmas. A few years back, we flew to California to visit my mother for Christmas, and I was sick as a dog all of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Fortunately, I slept most of the time. I was fine the day after Christmas, though, and ended up having a very nice week out there.

This is the first year since then that I've traveled for Christmas. That's something that I normally do not like to do, but I'm having a lot of fun with my daughter in Boston this year. Sol had a holiday party last night. Lots of fun.

Yuck (1)

Ethelred Unraed (32954) | more than 6 years ago | (#21800044)

Been there, done that, got the stained T-shirt. [slashdot.org]

Get well soon, and hope you eke out a merry and blessed Christmas.

Cheers,

Ethelred

Re:Yuck (1)

sillypixie (696077) | more than 6 years ago | (#21800314)

Hope your Christmas is merry too Eth, I still feel choked I didn't get to your part of Europe while I was over there... but maybe one day.

Hug the kidlets for me,

Pix

Sorry to hear that. (1)

Some Woman (250267) | more than 6 years ago | (#21802344)

Hope your Christmas ends up merry in some form or another. Glad you guys found a good counselor.

Look on the bright side! (1)

SamTheButcher (574069) | more than 6 years ago | (#21806198)

Um...uh...well...you mentioned the movies and uh....

Well, at least it's not all hectic running around! :)

Glad you're getting counseling and that you feel good about being helped.

Enjoy your time together this holiday. It'll be one you'll remember and tell stories about for years to come. :)

Hope you feel better! (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 6 years ago | (#21807330)

Glad to hear you have found a counselor you both like as well. I have a recent experience with a relationship counselor that has been really positive so I hope it works for you too. Wishing you a merry xmas eve and day .. hope you two feel better soon!

Hope you feel better (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 6 years ago | (#21807670)

Sounds like you have a great counselor and attitude about it, too!

hope you're feeling better... (1)

tuxette (731067) | more than 6 years ago | (#21813832)

...and that you got lots of nice presents :-)

Re:hope you're feeling better... (1)

sillypixie (696077) | more than 6 years ago | (#21815244)

Thanks Tux - hope you get lots of nice presents too!

I'm feeling better, but my hubby is still miserable. Still, I think it will be a nice day today.

Pixie
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