Christmas Day! December 25, 2006

  1. good morning!!

    merry christmas!

    hope you all have a wonderful day with your families. if you have to work have a great day with your work family.

    just finished wrapping presents. my parents are at midnight mass and that's where i should be but i overslept. anyone that's been to midnight mass will understand the beauty and simplicity of it. last year we had a celloist playing classic christmas songs. beautiful.

    have a safe and happy holiday!!
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  3. by   bethin
    Forgot to mention I drank one of these while wrapping presents. Hey, it was red.

    Could a mod please add a 5 after the two? Apparently I drank a bit too much.
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    good morning and merry christmas!!!!!!

    what a wonderful day..... i still have one kid i cant get to sleep cause she wants so bad to see santa. i got everything wrapped today horrrayyyy...
    but i was just getting the turkey ready for the oven ,cause i was gonna start it about 3am and i have no foil to cover lawd what next???? i also have a ham to cook right after it so cant wait to long to find the solution. i guess the solution will be at my mothers house in her pantry... no complaints here though at least we have food to eat.....

    have a great day bethin...

    merry christmas to all that come before and after me....

    :santa3::santa3::santa3::santa3::santa3::santa3::s anta3::santa3::santa3::santa3::santa3::santa3::san ta3::santa3::santa3:
  5. by   dianah
    santa is still making his rounds for tonight as i post (it's 10:30 pm here), but i wanted to wish everyone a very

    [font="arial black"]merry christmas!!

    we spent from noon to 8pm at disneyland, just chillin' and taking in the sights. dh listened to his fave groups and i watched the parade. we ended the day watching the fireworks, and then the "snow" came down there on main st. it was beautiful!! we then trekked (against the streams of ppl leaving!) to it's a small world ride, to see the colors. below i've posted some of the piccys i took:

    enjoy your day, whatever your plans!
  6. by   JaxiaKiley
    Happy holidays to all! Be safe
  7. by   bethin
    Dianah, those pics were beautiful. Can't imagine going to Disneyland in December!! It would feel weird to me 'cause where I live it's been raining and 40 degrees out.

    And no snow for Christmas
  8. by   dianah
    Nope, no snow here either. It's usually 70 degrees on Christmas Day. Eh, ya gets used to it. If we want to be cold, we go to the mts (1/2 hr to an hr's drive). Sometimes there's snow in the mts by Christmas, but usually the snow arrives there Jan-March.
  9. by   live4today
    hi everyone!

    merry christmas!!!

    about now, i'd much rather be listening to the pitter patter of santa's reindeer's hooves than the constant heavy stomping going on upstairs right now. geesh! :icon_rolleyes: according to my friend, the upstairs neighbors have been a royal pain in the neck since they moved in a month or so ago. she is always reporting their noise to the apartment manager...even threatens to call the police. well, they aren't home, i'm here, and i cannot sleep because that woman upstairs is stomping around, doing laundry this time of night (she starts her laundry every night at midnight, and this noise goes on until two or three in the morning, then starts all over again by six. she has three boys ranging in age from six to fourteen, but i don't think they are home right now (probably with the father wherever he lives). she's a very small lady, but you'd never know it by the ton of heavy stomping and noise she puts out as often as she can. our guess is she is doing it on purpose every night this time (it's a pattern since she's been reported). :trout: i'm sooooooooooo tired. i honestly haven't slept more than six or seven hours since night before last. if i had a sleeping pill, i'd take it. nothing to do but to stay up until she dies down up there. :icon_evil: i won't call the manager, or the police. i don't have a lease here, my friends do. i'll tell her when she calls tomorrow how her neighbor upstairs has been misbehaving, and let her report her. she's even knocked on her door several times to make her aware of her heavy noise, and has asked her to pipe down (nicely), but it's like beating a dead horse...nothing changes.:deadhorse any suggestions? now i wish i had gone with my friend and her son to her parents home out of state (about six hours drive from here). i was invited, but i said no...i'll stay here so i can be here come tuesday to resume my job hunt, and check back on the job interviews i had last week. i've known her family sixteen years, so it's not like i would have been a stranger around them. why o why didn't i go.
    it's almost two o'clock in the morning, and she just now started a second load of clothes. her washing machine makes very loud sounds, too. i'm ready to call law enforcements on that woman.

    okay...well, at least ya'll know why i am awake at this hour.
  10. by   bethin
    That was my first thought-what's cheer doing up at this hour? Now I know.

    Sorry about the neighbors. Just keep reporting them and calling the police. Eventually and hopefully they'll get the hint.

    I'm a night person and I know I have to be extra quiet if I'm going to be up cleaning at night. Most people sleep then.

    Maybe knock on her door, hand her some cookies and proudly exclaim "Merry Christmas!" Maybe she'll get the hint to shut up.

    Merry Christmas Cheer! Hope you have a great day!!!

    OH, and those Christmas cards? They're going out the 26th.
  11. by   live4today
    beautiful piccys dianah! takes me back to my fun days at disneyland years ago. real nice! glad ya'll had a great time.
  12. by   dianah
    Earplugs and white noise, Cheer. Very good sets of earplugs are available at music stores, of all places!

    Bless you, I hope you can get some sleep soon. In her defense, it must be hard to be a single mom. . .
  13. by   bethin
    Earplugs never worked for me. I used them when I lived in the dorms. I often wondered how people who partied at 3am on a Tuesday could get good grades.

    I am so congested. I took meds, I've got nose spray and it won't come out!!!!! Driving me nuts. Well, I was already a bit nuts so I'm even nuttier!
  14. by   dianah
    Do you use a humidifier? sleep with head elevated? Just wondering . . it's an awful feeling, to be all stuffed up!

    Most earplugs I've tried in the past didn't work for me either, until I bought the earplugs at the music store. There are even several types from which to choose!

    Hope you feel better soon, bethin!