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WISHING ALL AT PETCHAT A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

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    AND A VERY

 

TO ALL  AT PETCHAT
 
FROM JOHN BULL
 

 

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Great photos I too wish you a

Great photos I too wish you a merry Christmas, let's hope 2012 will be everything we hoped for x

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Wishing you a great Christmas

Wishing you a great Christmas John and vetnurse.

Here is a useless fact:

"Happy Christmas" gained usage in the late 19th century, and is still common in the U.K. and Ireland alongside "Merry Christmas". One reason may be the Methodist Victorian middle-class influence in attempting to separate their construct of wholesome celebration of the Christmas season from that of common lower-class public insobriety and associated asocial behaviour, in a time where merry was also understood to mean "tipsy" or "drunk". Queen Elizabeth II is said to prefer "Happy Christmas" for this reason.

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Happy chrimbo too you guys!

Happy chrimbo too you guys!

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Samsam, You have defined the

Samsam,

You have defined the very reason that I continue to say "Merry Christmas" and retain "Happy" for the New Year.

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Interesting and great photos

Interesting and great photos John. Merry Christmas xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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I love all your Christmas

I love all your Christmas sentiments and thank you. My Christmas wish was to all our members and posted as a seasonal prompt to others.

If you really look hard at that cat dressed up as Father Christmas, you will never see a more pissed off pussy in your life - just look at the eyes.

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Yes I can see that. Merry

Yes I can see that. Merry Christmas everyone :-)

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Well having wished everybody

Well having wished everybody a lovely Christmas, it is now over.

We had a nice time just the three of us - me, my wife and Kaiser my Rottie.

All trimmed up with tree and coloured lights, three great dinners of turkey with lots of lovely vegitables, lots of nibbles and nobbles and Kaiser had his share of it all including the dinners,

Got a lot of cards and a few phone calls. Loved it all.

But all that is  inside my windows. Outside, YES they trimmed up their houses with lights, but on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the day in lieu it was like a damned graveyard. Never saw any parties with cars parked down the road, never saw any activity, never saw bugger all. It may as well have been any time in the year.

Taking my dog out at 11.00 at night was like walking round a Chapel of Rest, most of the Christmas lights were switched off and most houses were in darkness. I reckon they had all buggered off to bed.

Poor tired sods. This modern breed is an apology for people. In my time, people stayed up until 3.00 in the morning, with lots of lights, parties and activity. But this modern bunch have killed Christmas off. Pull a cracker and they are fit for nothing but bed to get their energy back.

Don`t even mention the  pressures of work or feeling tired - my parents and grand parents had a bloody hard life that would scare the shit out of this piddle weak modern generation, but they never keeled over at Christmas time.

The same pathetic attitude will prevail at New Years Eve. By 12.30, the whole bloody lot of tired and useless crap will be tucked up in their little beds.

It happens very night and Christmas is no exception. These nitwits think that if they are not in bed by the stroke of 12.00, they will turn into a frog and their bloody fancy houses into a pumpkin.

Even at my age, I thank my lucky stars that I am human and normal, not some freak ball.

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Hi John, Glad you had a nice,

Hi John,

Glad you had a nice, relaxing Christmas time. We did too, just a quite dinner with myself and my partner. No fuss. No pressies apart from some £5 chocs. I am not sure about why it is so quite, sounds like you live in an area where people are quite old? Well here is some good news that will cheer you up,.... just wish I had picked up the money!

There was a lovely man who gave out £50 notes outside Tesco...how nice is that ... christmas spirit and all that.

http://www.channel4.com/news/mystery-man-gives-out-50-notes-in-shop

 

That £50 note might be the difference between arriving at a hospital in time to say goodbye to a loved one rather than spending the rest of your life wistfully saying to yourself "If only I had had a bit of cash on me that day rather than have to find a working cash machine!" With a spontaneous gift like that you can't just tap people on the shoulder and ask them if they need £50. I'd just like to think that if anyone received the gift and they didn't need it, they'd give it to someone who did! I do hope you had a lovely christmas though hunni and I hope that 2012 is a fine year for you and your loved ones in that little calendar we call life x x x
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Glad you had a quite

Glad you had a quite Christmas John and vetnurse, mine was well let's say hetic. God I wish I was those people tucked up in bed at 12. I am so so tired. My huspand's family said that they would not get together at Christmas unless it was at our house (long complicated story), but not to worry because they will do everything- I wont have to lift a finger. Ya right. I held my ground for a few weeks and then caved. I guess I didn't explain very well that having all those people around, giving my son junk food like they always do, getting the house ready, cleaning up-reorganising after they leave, getting shopping done before hand, having my son move to our bed so someone can have his bed(there is no room in my bed right now with all the pillows I am using- and my son does not sleep well with us), not being able to nap, and all the other things that come with having that many people in the house, can tire a pregnant lady out.
I have never been able to stand up for myself or ask for help and that was a major cause of my depression. But hey well.No real point to this post, just feeling sorry for myself. Sorry for the moan John and vetnurse. Need to vend out my anger.

So my huspand asked me what work I will have to do in the weeks up to the big day, and he would help. So I gave him a list of about 40 things like making sure the towels are all washed, washing them after everyone leaves, buying a few more blankets and pillows and washing them before and after they are used, buying three inflatable matresses, buying Christmas presents for 7 people, cleaning the house (I put down each task) taking dog to vet, meal plan for the four days, grocery shopping, wrapping presents, going to midwife appoinment the day everyone arives, getting baby room ready (still want to put up shelves, raise crib, decorate a bit), clean out fridge so we would have room for turkey to defrost and extra food, get car seat ready for baby, buy new napper bin, clean out pantry so I can fit christmas food in there, pick up cake for Christmas eve, reorganise house and take down decorations after everyone leaves, bring up playpen and set it up on main floor for baby, buy newborn nappies, nipple cream, pamy son, pack birth centre bags... I won't go on anymore John and vetnurse! LOL...anyway you get the idea. I said that I would not be sleeping well over Christmas because our 2 year old will be hopped up on sugar, will not be sleeping well himself, and will only want his mum when he is upset. Also I can't nap when I am so busy getting things together and when people are in the house. I spent most of Saturday and Sunday crying over being tired and stressed (my son is still getting used to his big boy bed so we had a few rough nights).

I think the list of things my huspand would have to help with as well as me being so emotional got to him. When I was out on Sunday, he called his sister and his mum and dad and by the time I go home, Christmas had been moved to his sister's house. So even though my huspand is a bit lacking in understanding sometimes, he saw how crazy it was was making me- and how I function when missing sleep and naps. It actually turned out well because his sister and brother made up so that he would go to her house, and his dad and his sister had a good talk too and they are getting along as well. Already I feel 1 million times better and all I have to focus on is getting ready for the baby. So, now it is all over. I had a lovely Christmas even though the build up was stressful.

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In case you have a newborn in

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It is simple to do and very

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Hey really wonderful. So cats

Hey really wonderful. So cats also are celebrating Christmas. That is a good news kitty.

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Sajith

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Wish you all a very Happy New

Wish you all a very Happy New year and Merry Christmas. I still working with my Christmas tree and other decoration. Found some great Christmas message collection at http://happywishes.org/happy-new-year-sms-messages.html

Now, I am working on some handmade Christmas cards for my friends. Hope, they work well.