Sense of relief at the end of the Holidays

  • SomeSiciliano...

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    Jan 01, 2013 5:34 PM GMT

    Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays and spending time with family and close friends. Yet one of my favorite things about NYD, other than bowl games, is a sense of relief that the holidays are over. Its like life can go back to its regularly scheduled programming.

    Anyone else get this vibe?? Just curious.
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    Jan 01, 2013 5:44 PM GMT
    my post-xmas relief song
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    Jan 01, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    Absolutely. The holidays bring out the worst in all of us.
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    Jan 01, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidAbsolutely. The holidays bring out the worst in SOME of us.



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    Jan 01, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    I iwll miss the forced interaction of counsins and aunts and uncles whom I never speak to.

    I will miss the annoying music. I will miss the traveling to see people who I can't fucking stand. I will miss the nephews and kids --those annoying pieces of shit.

    omg, I will miss it all so very very much. Boo hoo I wanna kill myself.
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    Jan 01, 2013 5:57 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    deltalimen saidAbsolutely. The holidays bring out the worst in SOME of us.



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    *Gratitude
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    deltalimen said
    meninlove said
    deltalimen saidAbsolutely. The holidays bring out the worst in SOME of us.



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    *Gratitude


    Happy New Year, Deltalimen! *hugs you*
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:08 PM GMT
    Cue the Valentine's day threads...
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    Well, I am happy for the urges to end my life to subside.
  • Kriss

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    Jan 01, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
    Holidays are over...I think Christmas is the hardest to handle it can get really bi-polar sometimes, alot of people get happy and sad this time of year. I just like the large amounts of eggnog available for cheap...
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    You know, what's interesting is that a number of people were not happy they didn't see us or spend time with us over Christmas etc.

    We both love this time of year. They hate it.

    ....why would we spend time with people who hate what we're trying to enjoy?

    Intriguing, isn't it?
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    meninlove said You know, what's interesting is that a number of people were not happy they didn't see us or spend time with us over Christmas etc.

    We both love this time of year. They hate it.

    ....why would we spend time with people who hate what we're trying to enjoy?

    Intriguing, isn't it?


    That is a great holiday mentaility to have. I think to many people force themselves to be around people they truly dont care about xD but thats awhole speel I won't go into haha
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:26 PM GMT
    Narciso saidWell, I am happy for the urges to end my life to subside.


    May those urges never return.

    Have a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year, M!
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    Jan 01, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    Kriss said
    meninlove said You know, what's interesting is that a number of people were not happy they didn't see us or spend time with us over Christmas etc.

    We both love this time of year. They hate it.

    ....why would we spend time with people who hate what we're trying to enjoy?

    Intriguing, isn't it?


    That is a great holiday mentaility to have. I think to many people force themselves to be around people they truly dont care about xD but thats awhole speel I won't go into haha


    lol, I had a heated argument with some family members one year, who loved to get all family together, no matter whether they were getting along or not, and used every emotionally manipulative trick in the book to do so.

    I was confronted with an explosive declaration that Christmas was all about family. When the tirade ran out of steam I said,
    "No, it's about peace on earth and good will to everyone."

    *grins broadly*

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    Jan 01, 2013 7:31 PM GMT
    I know there are people for whom the holidays bring stress & depression, a recognized phenomenon. Yet I never experienced that, always the opposite.

    It was all the gifts that kids look forward to when I was a child, getting a couple of weeks leave away from the Army when I was older, and today the happiness of parties with my partner and our friends, all the decorating we do. Everyone here should know by now that we're just wrapping up a nearly 3-week trip to New England, a lovely wintry change from our Florida home, and we start our drive back tomorrow, the 2nd.

    The depression for me will set in when we return. I hate to see Christmas & New Years end, they pass too quickly, I love them so much. I'm always guaranteed happy moments when they're here, my only complaint being that they sometimes arrive too quickly, and I'm playing catch-up and last-minute shopper. Though oddly a happy stress that I kinda enjoy cause I always manage to beat the deadlines and get it all done, to my secret satisfation.

    Not that we don't have another round of stuff coming up in another month: Caribbean cruise, Valentines Day, another SMART Ride charity bicycle ride. We won't lack for activity, but it's not the Christmas time I love the most.