I am going to work today

@GardenGerty (149115)
United States
December 25, 2009 7:35am CST
I will make sure several people who do not get to go on Home Visit get to have a Christmas Dinner. Many of them really do not know the difference one day to the next. Hubby is working, so I will work as well. I will not be here as I will be going to another family member for Christmas supper after work. I am just wishing you a special holiday. Are you working today, or being at home? Do you have family? Are you alone? Merry Christmas, wherever you are.
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Dec 09
Hiya GardenGerty, No we are at Home today all of us well the four of us. We are having a quiet Day I make the most noise of them all because I love Christmas and they are not so keen on it except for the Christmas Dinner of course. Hope you and yours are having a great Day too. Sue.xxx
@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Loving Christmas is good. When we spread out our celebration among several parts of the family it really intensifies the experience.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
No one I know celebrates boxing day, but perhaps in another part of the country they do. You should start a discussion about it, and explain it a little further, as I am not positive what Boxing Day is. As a young pre teen when my books would talk about boxing day, I would think of the sport, and then somewhere along the line I got it confused with the Boxer Rebellion, and we do not do World History very well, but I learned that was not part of it either. I would respond to a discussion of Boxing Day.
• Pamplona, Spain
25 Dec 09
Hiya GardenGerty, Welll yes I spread it as far as I can being as cheerful as I can although my heart may not really be in it altogether. A lot has happened over the past two years a lot so it´s harder to be centered and not let yourself get worked up about those past things that have caused so much hurt. Do you celebrate Boxing Day in the U.S.? I have never got that clear altogether.
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@thea09 (18305)
• Greece
25 Dec 09
Merry christmas Gerty. I'm not working, we're enjoying a little break in Turkey.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Is it warm in Turkey? We are pretty cold here right now.
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@Hatley (163905)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Dec 09
Merry Christmas Thea and enjoy your break in Turkey too ' greeting from the USA hugs from hatley.
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@thea09 (18305)
• Greece
25 Dec 09
I've no idea Gerty, but it was a lovely warm day here in Greece.
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@ElicBxn (62692)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I do home health and my client will need me there - besides, I don't get paid if I don't work... ANYWAY - after that, then I'm going out to my roomie's family - I did my family yesterday and my sister is already winging her way back to Knoxville TN.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I hope your sister's flight goes well.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Good news.
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@ElicBxn (62692)
• United States
26 Dec 09
she called me about 10 a.m. CST to let me know she was safely in Knoxville, so it must've gone uneventfully
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@dragon54u (31629)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Happy Christmas to you, Gerty! I don't know what Home Visit is but I guess you are brightening the day for others. God bless you! I am home alone right now but I had a wonderful Christmas Eve with my cousin and finally met her family after I had lived far away for almost 30 years and it was wonderful. Today I'm going to my dad's. He's 87 and this may be my last Christmas with him. I'm blessed to be able to spend time with him and my stepmother one more time. I came downstairs today singing Happy Birthday. My sister and mom had sent me a package so I had something to open this morning. Sister had knitted me a beautiful, soft scarf and they got me a wonderful porcelain dragon that is keeping watch under my little tree today, gifts of love that I will treasure.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Home visit is when the clients go to the homes of their families and are away from their apartments, and do not need staff. Is it your birthday today?
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
When family was home we often made a cake that said "Joyous Jesus' Birthday" a phrase I got from my friend in college. We had a Happy Birthday, Jesus cake at my brother's house.
@dragon54u (31629)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I was referring to Jesus' birthday. I always have a birthday cake for Him and sing the birthday song!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
25 Dec 09
MERRY CHRISTMAS GG, i hope u have a good day at work & a nice dinner tonight. My christmas is over. family came last night so want see anybody today i don't guess.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Work today was okay, and I plan to have a good time tonight.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36440)
• United States
25 Dec 09
i SURE HOPE U DO. dON'T EAT TOO MUCH, LOL.
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@celticeagle (142444)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Dec 09
Well, I just got back from dinner and am bored silly. So I decided to come on here and get the threads and such I had in my inbox answered and done away with. I say this one and it looks interesting and so I anwered it. Yes, I have a family. They are with friends today. I am home and just back back from my chinese Christmas dinner.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
A nice Chinese dinner, something other than a buffet sounds good. I hope you have an enjoyable evening around the Lot here.
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@celticeagle (142444)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Dec 09
Yes, I did, thank you. I listened to Manheim Steamroller and munched on nuts.
@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
26 Dec 09
These people you do home visits for, with a christmas dinner, may not know one day from the next, but they sense the excitement and appreciate the attention. It is wonderful what you do. My father has altzeimers, and I suspect by next Christmas he may be confused about what is going on. My daughter and I, and my parents went to my brothers house yesterday for Christmas. There were 15 people. We all brought food with us, but my brother did a huge amount of cooking with three roasts meats and roast veges. I ate twice as much as usual.
@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I have a brother who cooks, as well. We were at his house the first part of the week. Sunday, in fact. He cooks a big dinner every Sunday evening for the people from his church. Anyone who wants to come. He says he cannot afford to take them all out to eat, but he can prepare simple dinners on Sunday evenings.
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@zandi458 (28102)
• Malaysia
25 Dec 09
I wish you a merry christmas and hope you'll have great time this christmas.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I am having a great time, and I hope your Christmas was both Merry and Blessed.
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@marsha32 (6637)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Some of Steve's relatives came today for dinner. More come tomorrow for another dinner. I've felt very lonely and irritated today. I'm not used to being around my own family on Christmas day. I have my 13 yr old here, but she woke up with a migraine so has slept on and off all day. I hope your clients had a great day thanks to you. Marsha
@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I am sorry things are a little off for you. I guess it is part of making a blend of your family and his. The clients did have a pretty good day. Like other people, some of them have no family left. Some would not know the difference. Some I do feel sorry for, as they do know that they did not get to go see the family that they have.
@cream97 (29088)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi, GardenGerty. No, I am not working today, outside of the house that is. I am just going to be at home today. I have the Flu. My head is hurting very bad. I won't be alone because all three of my kids will be here with me at home. I was supposed to be going over to my grandmother's house for Christmas, but that is not going to happen because I am feeling sick. My son has a cold too, but it is not as bad as mines is. My daughters are also just getting over their cold too. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy your supper after work too!
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I remember the times that I had the flu, and those headaches are just awful. I am so sorry you are ill. Hope you are better soon.
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• United States
26 Dec 09
I'm at home with my family. We have family that we are going to see later on next week for New Years and after that.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
It is such a busy family time from Thanksgiving through the end of the year. I hope you have great experience with your visiting.
@savypat (20217)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I often worked on Christmas to let others go home and enjoy their families, once the children were gone from home both Hubby and I worked to allow others to have the time off. Blessings to you for what you do.
@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Yes, we are both working. We tend to make a bigger deal of Thanksgiving as being family time.
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@Chevee (5905)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Have a Merry Christmas. That is a wonderful thing you are doing. Making other people day a joyous and happy day. May God be with you. I have family, but we aren't really that close so I will be spending "*Home Alone"*, I was getting a little depressed but quickly rebuked the devil and remembered that today isn't about me. It is about Jesus and he is the reason for the season.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I know it is not the same, but there are lots of people who enjoy your company here at MyLot. I agree that how we feel is all in the attitude.
@vinslounge (1295)
• India
25 Dec 09
Merry christmas and today even I was working and sometimes it happens due to hectic work pressure. Although I am not a christian, but still I do take off whenever it is christmas. But this time, Unfortunately I couldnt do that. But the only solace is that I can take compenstory offs in the future days to come and thats it. Thanks for starting the discussion and have a great year ahead. Happy Mylotting. Cheers:-)
@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I will get some time compensated to me as well, but I did not know that when I said I would work.
@Thoroughrob (11742)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Merry Christmas!! It is nice of you to make sure they have Christmas Dinner. Have a great day!! We had our celebration with my side of the family here, last night. We go to my husbands side tonight.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I was able to go visit my family when they were here, it is only right that I should work today, my husband is working as well.
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@winterose (39887)
• Canada
26 Dec 09
merry christmas hon, I am home I am always home as you know, what kind of work do you do? No I never worked on Christmas or New Years Day ever, and the 26th is boxing day here so offices are closed as well so I never worked that day either.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I am a Program Coordinator for the adult disabled. I have seven clients in my program. Although they were all with their family, our agency always tries to do something for those who are not able to be with family. Those clients still need medication passed to them and a hot meal. That is what I did all day yesterday.
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@winterose (39887)
• Canada
27 Dec 09
a very admirable job for sure.
@blackbriar (9078)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Merry Christmas, GardenGerty! We be staying home in the morning and then venture out to see my mom and go 'shopping' in her pantry. She always has such wonderful goodies..
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I would love to be like your mom. Usually we have goodies for the family, but Christmas snuck up on me this year.
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@SomeCowgirl (32191)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I worked Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I'm an in home aide, and we could work if we wanted to, so I chose to do so. The person I sit with is family so it wasn't much different from a family get together, only thing was I had to go in early and I had to do a few things that I normally do for work. Merry Christmas To you as well.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
It is kind of neat that you do this for a family member. It is a lot like what I do, on a more personal basis. Merry Christmas to you.
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@SomeCowgirl (32191)
• United States
28 Dec 09
I consider myself lucky to be working for a family member so to speak. I avoided the awkwardness of sitting with a person I didn't know. So you are also in the same line of work? I clean, and prepare meals but don't cook. To be honest, I don't know how but know this is something I desperately need to learn.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Bless you for your kindnesses for those less fortunate. They may not know which day is Christmas, but you also don't know if every day is Christmas to them. None of them asked to be where they are and you are an angel for making the best of a sad situation for them. Did you get any of this snow up there, or did you get all rain? We're pretty much snowed in, and my son was stranded in the city yesterday. Fortunately he was able to get a room, and not one of those who were stuck on the highways for hours. I don't even know if the roads are cleared enough for him to get home today. In hind sight, instead of wishing for a while Christmas maybe I should have wished for a winning Powerball number...lol. Merry Christmas to you too!
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
25 Dec 09
We have snow, not much of it, but very frigid temperatures. We left the city a day or so ahead of the snow, and we started in Guthrie. My cousin's hubby got stuck and snowed in at work in the city. When you get that winner you need to share it with me.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Awesome fun. I have met one MyLotter in person, as he lives near my daughter. I could easily get together with some of my Oklahoma or Missouri MyLot friends and visit sometime. At one time I wanted to attend that University that is in your town. I may just have to start wishing for wonderful things and see how far it takes me.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hahaha...be careful what you ask for my friend. So far the only wish I've been granted is for snow. If I do hit Powerball, your at the top of the list. Wouldn't a myLot convention be fun?
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@cyrus123 (6363)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I'm sure your clients enjoyed it as well. I've been at home all day today. I have a sister who lives up the road from me and I usually get together with her, her husband, and family. However, her family didn't come home this year so we all had a pretty quiet Christmas. Ruby Tuesday's is going to be open tonight and I'm thinking about going there for my Christmas dinner. Youall have a Happy Nw Year! Kathy.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I do not think anything is open in town here, we are a small town. I was surprised, I think Wal Mart even closed. I plan on having an excellent year next year. I hope you do the same.
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@cyrus123 (6363)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I live in a small town, myself, and Ruby Tuesday's was about the only restaurant open tonight. They were really busy. I didn't have the usual Christmas Dinner, though. In other words, they didn't have turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, etc. My server said they had these things for Thanksgiving but not today. I had a turkey sandwich, at least, so that was my turkey, lol. It was good, though. Kathy.
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