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#1 ~Supernova~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

After a thoroughly disappointing and stressful Christmas I'm hitting the beer. Anyone else as sad as me? Tounge1.gif

Ungrateful family can bite my fat butt. So much effort, so little gratitude. Bah, humbug, maybe this shoulda been a vent LOL

#2 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

I will join you at 5 ( Sydney time) OP....on the dot....

#3 JuniPooks_

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

Keep a stool for me. There is port to finish.

#4 solongsuckers

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

I was ready for a beer earlier today but then I realised it was only 11am, oops! So I waited until midday lmao


#5 ~Supernova~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

QUOTE (SirDidymus @ 27/12/2012, 02:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was ready for a beer earlier today but then I realised it was only 11am, oops! So I waited until midday lmao


LOL I had to wait until DH took DS to an expedition at Bunnings...ahhh the serenity!

#6 kadoodle

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I'm waiting till I get the ferals to bed.  DH went back to work today, we dropped him at the airport at sparrowfart and get him back in 3 weeks.

#7 statua angelam

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

Probably not as sad as you, but with my share of bah, humbug, definitely.  And after braving the crowds at Chadstone today, exhausted too.

May have a drink later, but by all means feel free to vent now.

#8 ~Supernova~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

I had a vent that I deleted yesterday...

Basically it was my first year to host christmas...I wanted to have some of DH's traditions (who is american) along with my own. Let's just say that my massive effort of apricot and pork stuffed turkey, carrot casserole, and turkey gravy, went down like a lead balloon with my family. They had all their usual favourites too, but apparently it's too hard or gross to try something new. Upside is, DH declared it all better than his grandma's (which is where the recipes came from). Just bummed about the rudeness really. Everyone left straight away, when every year we always ALL hang around to help clean up.

So yeah, over my family right now. I know we were raised on "3 meat and veg" but jeez...

#9 kadoodle

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

Ange - you are one brave lady to be hitting Chaddy!

Mareek - that is totally sucky sad.gif

I'm trying to push through the tiredness and bad mood by cleaning.  So far no good.

#10 snuffles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Oh Mareek that sucks.

We had a quiet CHristmas, just the five of us as we are in NSW and the rest of the family is in Vic and SA.  I refuse to travel to them EVERY year, and they seem to be unwilling or unable to travel here.  Not that I'm complaining, although my MIL is livable she drives me mad at Christmas.  

Next year I'm thinking we might go on a cruise or something....



#11 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

Argh! I know I said I would wait till 5 but I really need one now....DH took DS out bike riding ....they came back well before I expected them, poor DS clutching a towel to his chin....he had a head first stack off his bike, split his chin open, so now DH is driving him off to hospital.....sad.gif.... Could have been worse I guess, luckily he was wearing a helmet ....

#12 casime

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

Oh no!  Hope he's ok.

About to have a wine here.  Pretty quiet day here.  DS a bit niggly because of a couple of big days.  So I spent the day playing with his toys him.  Will spend tomorrow packing up the christmas gear an get ready for his birthday.

#13 blackcat20

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

We cracked a bottle open at 2pm, late lunch... nice to be away from everyone at the moment. Its a bit like an eating/drinking holiday biggrin.gif

#14 snuffles

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Lucretia I hope your DS is okay!!

We are watching the cricket - well, DH is.  He is also playing with DS2's lego.

Had a wee bit too much wine last night so might lay off it tonight!!



#15 Lucretia Borgia

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

Haven't heard from hubby....they are still at hospital... The gash looked pretty bad poor guy...he has actually fallen and split open his chin before....seems to be his weakness.....DH obviously just scooped him up and came home when it happened...they've dumped the bikes somewhere ....not much I can do as I'm home with the baby....

Anyway..he's in good hands....hope everyone else's evening improves!

#16 unicorn

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Lucretia hope its not too serious.

You are welcome to drink my share Mareek, no booze for me -doctors orders. I am currently researching Wii stuff which is leaving me a little bewildered lol.

#17 statua angelam

Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE (kadoodle @ 27/12/2012, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ange - you are one brave lady to be hitting Chaddy!


DH was given a gift voucher he wanted to spend on a particular lens he could get at a specialty store there.  I extracted perfume as my price for accompanying him, so it was ok.

Actually, it wasn't too bad - the sales girls told me yesterday was mad, but today was busy but tolerable.

#18 RichardParker

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

I'm not allowed to drink because I'm yet to spawn.  So I'll just sit here and inhale the fumes.

#19 Nicole-Bris

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

I'm definitely here.  Big argument with DH who happens to always conveniently run off to a friends house everytime it happens while I'm left at home with the kids doing everything (I'm lucky that they are old enough now).

#20 Old Grey Mare

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

QUOTE (Mareek @ 27/12/2012, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had a vent that I deleted yesterday...

Basically it was my first year to host christmas...I wanted to have some of DH's traditions (who is american) along with my own. Let's just say that my massive effort of apricot and pork stuffed turkey, carrot casserole, and turkey gravy, went down like a lead balloon with my family. They had all their usual favourites too, but apparently it's too hard or gross to try something new. Upside is, DH declared it all better than his grandma's (which is where the recipes came from). Just bummed about the rudeness really. Everyone left straight away, when every year we always ALL hang around to help clean up.

So yeah, over my family right now. I know we were raised on "3 meat and veg" but jeez...



So sorry that your efforts were unappreciated by your own family. Hats off to your DH though for being so nice - what a treasure!

#21 Avidlearner1

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:46 PM

I'll join but not drinking. Had way too much alcohol in the last week, so sticking to herbal tea for the moment. Plus, I demolished a 7km hike and a hard session at the gym today so don't want to waste all that effort.

I am over my DP's inability to make a decision or plan ahead. I am not asking for much, just to plan five days from now!

Lucretia - I hope your son is okay.

#22 ~Supernova~

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:52 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 27/12/2012, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So sorry that your efforts were unappreciated by your own family. Hats off to your DH though for being so nice - what a treasure!


Yah, he's done a lot to p*ss me off lately, but he definitely boosted my spirits Christmas day. I didn't even want to START cooking, due to negative comments, but he made it all worthwhile with begging and praise lol

#23 FreeRangeMum

Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

I'm onto my second corona! No one has especially annoyed me, although I could have slapped MIL on Christmas Day. She gets rip roaring drunk at every event, and she's a really annoying 'slurring, sentences not making sense' drunk..... Urgh.

#24 Unatheowl

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

QUOTE (Mareek @ 27/12/2012, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
effort of apricot and pork stuffed turkey, carrot casserole, and turkey gravy,


Wow, that sounds lovely.  Congratulations on your success there! Can you explain what the carrot casserole involved (aside from carrots lol).

I'll be having a wine when the screamers go to bed but have a Skype meeting that I need to remain partially conscious for later on sad.gif

Edited by Unatheowl, 27 December 2012 - 06:03 PM.


#25 skepticaemia

Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

QUOTE (*Greenbag* @ 27/12/2012, 06:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not allowed to drink because I'm yet to spawn.  So I'll just sit here and inhale the fumes.

Evening ladies! This one had me smiling.

Nothing of note to report here, but certainly sitting myself at the virtual bar with you all.




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