Hi Girl Interrupted,
Christmas can be very different for us from year to year. This year my husband has booked us a holiday to Bali so we will be away for about 8 days.
For many years both lots of parents did not want anything to do with us as we didn't have Grand children for them to see at Christmas. Now it seems various family members (with children) are busy doing their own thing, so the parents now want us to spend Christmas with them.
Christmas day I like to attend Church even if it does make me cry on the inside and sometimes on the outside as well.
Some years we have had friends with us instead of family. Some years it has just been my husband and I. Usually he is on the computer or watching the t.v. Christmas Day so it is certainly not anything special for him.
I am trying to catch up with my sister and nieces before we leave, but trying to get them to choose a date and time is proving difficult.
Last night I phoned a girlfriend to try and catch up with her as well, but nothing was organised. Oh well. There is always January to catch up with people.
For a few years now we have been inviting friends for dinner and to play games on New Year's Eve. Last year we were a group of 10 and had such a fun night, I hadn't laughed so much in ages.
My husband is not at all romantic, so not much kissing goes on here either New Year's Eve! Ha. Ha.
At the moment my coping mechanism seems to be trying to keep busy one way or another so I don't have to think too much!
The other day while waiting for a friend, I had a look at all the Christmas decorations in a shop. It was like de-sensitising myself. Ha. Ha. I tried to compare all the different colours and styles that were available.
Do you have some friends whom you could invite around on New Year's Eve?
There are many times when I do things by myself like going to the movies, to a restaurant, to the beach or what ever. Guess it is a little harder to do so over the Festive Season.
Hopefully your family event will go really well.
Cheers for now from Mrs. Dools