Do We Already Have A "HOW I SPENT MY CHRISTMAS DAY" Thread?

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    Dec 27, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    Whether we do or not, I'll start this. My partner & I had a modest but lovely Christmas Day, as follows:

    Breakfast at a gay-owned restaurant, in an outdoor patio at an umbrella table, our companions a lesbian couple, great friends of ours. Actually, there were 5 of us, since they brought their lap dog in a small-scale doggie stroller. And finally 6, when the owner joined us for his own breakfast. If you're gonna have to forego the traditional snowy Christmas for Florida, might as well exploit the 70-degree temps.

    Then we came back home to open presents, both of us suitably surprised by unexpected things. Nothing too grand this year, though, still depleted by hubby's recent hospital emergency, and simply not able to do a lot of shopping in person. Somehow the online shopping option fails to grab us when it comes to Christmas; that ya gotta go out and do on foot, or it doesn't seem to count, nor is it half as much fun.

    In late afternoon we drove to the airport to pick up 3 of his relatives down from Georgia, then take them to his sister's home for one of her fabulous formal dinners (for which I always create the unique theme place cards on my computer). There were 12 of us, including her son from out of state, and a family of 5, friends of hers.

    Those from Georgia were a husband & wife and their 6-year-old daughter, my partner's grandniece, which gave him & me the opportunity to buy little girl gifts, both a challenge and a treat for us. She's adopted from Guatemala, adorable & bright, bilingual and good as gold, as we used to say.

    The family of 5 included 3 teenagers, and the girls of 17 & 15 entertained us with a wonderful traditional Christmas melody after dinner at the grand piano and with violin, my brother's sister their musical patron. I was forewarned that their father is a strict Baptist and homophobic.

    I sat across from him at table and found him charming and engaging, though everyone knows our host's brother & I are gay lovers, my hubby's family all accepting me as, well, family. I tried my best to give a good impression, that might counter any anti-gay prejudices he has. His reaction when I mentioned I'm a retired US Army Colonel was priceless.

    I've since learned those 2 teenage girls will be traveling with my "sister-in-law" (in Red Republican Florida the law prohibits that term), to DC at her expense, to be introduced to some musical circles she knows. Their family is about to be evicted from their house, victims of the Bush Recession, and that dinner may well have been the highlight of their own Christmas Day, partly why my sister-in-law arranged it.

    Christmas -- a time for giving, not just getting. A time for things not just wrapped with ribbons, but of regard & responsibility for our fellow humans. Merry Christmas!
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    Dec 27, 2009 10:48 PM GMT
    I started my day off, with preparing a Christmas breakfast for me four dogs. They got fresh Pork and lamb; raw. prepared by loving hands in a homosexuals kitchen.

    I did some house work, and checked out somethings under the tree.

    Proceeded to cook food, for the other homosexual in the house, as well I delivered meals to some elderly people in my erea, just so they were not forgotten.

    My lunch consisted of Courvoisier, after I feed my partner and the dogs, and some elderly lunch. I did not serve myself, I went outside and sat in the garden and thought about some people fare away, one in particular, hoping he was safe and well, as it's the first year since 1999 I have not received a Christmas card from him, then had a siesta in my new hammock.
  • baldone

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    Dec 28, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    spent good part of day by myself....cooked a great dinner, son and his girl friend an hour late.....but that was better than thanksgiving...2.5 hours late....then spent some time with ex's family and best part was my daughter came over and got to give her her gifts...best gift i got from her was glee soundtrack
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    Dec 28, 2009 12:38 AM GMT
    Pattison saidI started my day off, with preparing a Christmas breakfast for me four dogs. They got fresh Pork and lamb; raw. prepared by loving hands in a homosexuals kitchen.

    I did some house work, and checked out somethings under the tree.

    Proceeded to cook food, for the other homosexual in the house, as well I delivered meals to some elderly people in my erea, just so they were not forgotten.

    My lunch consisted of Courvoisier, after I feed my partner and the dogs, and some elderly lunch. I did not serve myself, I went outside and sat in the garden and thought about some people fare away, one in particular, hoping he was safe and well, as it's the first year since 1999 I have not received a Christmas card from him, then had a siesta in my new hammock.

    Well, this does beg the questions:

    What is a homosexual kitchen?

    What is an elderly lunch?
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    Dec 28, 2009 12:40 AM GMT
    baldone saidspent good part of day by myself....cooked a great dinner, son and his girl friend an hour late.....but that was better than thanksgiving...2.5 hours late....then spent some time with ex's family and best part was my daughter came over and got to give her her gifts...best gift i got from her was glee soundtrack

    So was it all good?
  • baldone

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    Dec 28, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    baldone saidspent good part of day by myself....cooked a great dinner, son and his girl friend an hour late.....but that was better than thanksgiving...2.5 hours late....then spent some time with ex's family and best part was my daughter came over and got to give her her gifts...best gift i got from her was glee soundtrack

    So was it all good?
    no, only seeing my daughter, rest sucked..next year want to be someplace warm...keep thinking about relocating out west somewhere...icon_idea.gif
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    Dec 28, 2009 3:21 AM GMT
    I spent my day volunteer in my church and delivered food to the old people East Side Midtown. Then Walked around in the city,
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    Dec 28, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    Rodmramer saidI spent my day volunteer in my church and delivered food to the old people East Side Midtown. Then Walked around in the city,


    You should of come over to my place afterwards, there was lots of food, the bar is full, and it was a nice day to be outside. You would of been more than welcome.
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    Dec 28, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    Pattison said
    Rodmramer saidI spent my day volunteer in my church and delivered food to the old people East Side Midtown. Then Walked around in the city,


    You should of come over to my place afterwards, there was lots of food, the bar is full, and it was a nice day to be outside. You would of been more than welcome.



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  • camfer

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    Dec 28, 2009 4:10 AM GMT
    I did an unroped free solo of a 350 foot canyon wall. Only one mildly scary section. It was a little snowy so I had to brush off snow for many of the footholds and handholds. Then when I got to the rim I trudged through 6" deep snow back to my truck. When I got home I found the tweezers and pulled cactus thorns out of my torso. Totally fun! Hope that was realjockish enough.
  • Webster666

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    Dec 28, 2009 4:13 AM GMT
    A 4:30 PM dinner with 2 friends at a very nice restaurant...
    Ho, ho, ho...