Holidays without your loved ones.

United States
November 26, 2007 3:56pm CST
I dont wish to begin a negative discussion here, but its that time of year for family and friends to take time out from the usual rush during the year to spend quality time celebrating the holidays. I have always had lots of family and friends around every year, to a point of exhaustion I would rush around shopping, and preparing food, setting the guest room up for over night guests. This year it seems that everyone has scattered, and it will be a quiet time for a change. I somehow look forward to it, but on the other hand, its toooo quiet. How do you deal with holidays without loved ones around?
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@nzinky (822)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Hey Dicelady, I know what you mean by having a lot of family around for the holiday...My daughter and grandson was up for Thanksgiving and I desided last year that I was no longer going to cook for Thanksgiving so we started a new traidition last year we went to Maire Calendars for dinner.....This year we went to the same place........ But at Christmas Time we have dinner on Christmas Eve and I'm glad of that cause then the kids go home on Christmas Day and Daughter has time to rest up before going back to work... I would like to have one year with all three of my kid home and my 9 grand kids....My kids haven't all been together since 1969...But them living all over the United States don't think that will happen....
• United States
27 Nov 07
I do enjoy cooking on thanksgiving, I love the wonderful aroma of a turkey roasting all day in my oven and of all of the spices of the holiday (there is nothing like the smell of fresh pies baking, especially pumpkin! It is a hard habit to break after so many years. But I could get use to it! What is your favorite thanksgiving food?
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@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I have a daughter and grandson who live in CA and what we do is use our web cam and microphone on Christmas eve and then again on Christmas morning to make it feel like we're together. Of course I would like to be with them in real life but I'll settle for this. Most of all I miss my Dad who passed away 19 years ago and all I can do is be with him in my heart!
• United States
26 Nov 07
Ctrymuziclvr, I lost both of my parents 7 and 8 years ago, the holidays are never the same without them no matter how full my house gets! The internet definately has bridged the gap for so many of us with webcams and the microphone it sure is better then not seeing them at all.