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Typical December

Friday, December 14, 2018

I'm not sure who I'll see this Christmas!
DD2 has a bad back (needs surgery)and can't handle visiting us by train so she's asked us to her house for dinner. Over the river an through the woods (drive the NJ Turnpike) 50 miles one way on Christmas Day for two seniors. Second floor walk-up. No cooking for me? It's worth it.
DD1 called me to ask how my trip was and announced she will keep us away until things are all clear. Stomach bugs for all just before I went to Florida. Now each kid has passed strep throat to the other every few days and today was DD1's turn! Little Miss has an ear infection, too. I offered to pick up staples and leave them on the chair outside the door!

We used to say it wouldn't be the holidays unless someone threw up!
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  • no profile photo CATNAP629
    I remember those days
    570 days ago
    Family … what are ya gonna do. This year we are spending the holidays here with DS and family while missing DD and gang in St Louis. Of course #1 DS in Texas never gets us for Christmas.
    575 days ago
    No cooking is always worth it!
    Take the train?
    Best wishes!
    575 days ago
    Oh, my...tricky situation to work around during the holidays!
    575 days ago
    Not cooking...can be such a gift. I ended up loving NOT cooking the turkey day feast...I didn’t initially see it as a win. Two seniors, 50 miles...no biggie. Giiiiiiirl, thinking otherwise is a senior mentality that ages you more than your years will. My parents have been OLD since they hit 60...they’re still alive. They don’t do much living. From them I’ve adopted the mantra Act Old Later. Not a bad idea...annnnnnnnnd bless your kids for trying to keep the crud to themselves. Plenty out there, stay well.
    575 days ago
  • no profile photo CD22518161

    Good for you and hubby for still making that rough trip. I hope in due time, everyone will be feeling "back" to themselves....
    575 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan Christmas Day! Hopefully DD1's family can all be healthy at the same time for the holidays (wishing the same for my family... fingers crossed!)
    575 days ago
    Oh, boy. It is that time of year. Good thing they are getting their illnesses over with before Christmas! Are you headed towards Delaware on the NJ Turnpike?
    575 days ago
    Sorry all the illness is going around! Good luck to DD2 with her surgery.

    I hope DD1 gets better too. Hard when the Mom of the house is ill.
    576 days ago
    We roll with the punches . . . and make the best of whatever IS!!!
    576 days ago
    Oh, yeah, I remember those days. Mom used to come down with what she called the "Holiday flu" because it just seemed like every year around this time...

    I'm convinced the pressure of trying to make it all work out, the extra rich foods, all played a part.

    May your Christmas work out "just fine" however it turns out!
    576 days ago
    Hopefully all the bugs will be gone so you can enjoy Christmas together.
    576 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Hopefully she is feeling better and the junk doesn’t overcome the rest of the household.
    576 days ago
  • JOANN25
    I like the way you see the positive in everything that is happening. Your DD1 will enjoy having you there for the day and you can enjoy just being with her. emoticon

    Hopefully your DD2's family will stop passing the sickness around and you will be able to see her as well over the holidays.

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    576 days ago
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