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Old 12-07-2018, 09:57 PM   #1
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Hi, all, and welcome to our PC Christmas Day thread. Make yourselves at home here, and we can look forward to having a place to go for the holiday, even if you aren't a Christmas-type person. We can celebrate a Jewish holiday, secular holiday, or whatever, too.

I am Travelinglady, a 63-year-old lady, who comes to PC most every day to visit with friends, post about what little I know about things, especially when I see a thread that hasn't been responded to, play games, and provide more meaning to my life. I have bipolar, and even though I wouldn't wish it on anyone, my diagnosis has meant that I found PC and it has added so much to my life. Okay, I'll shut up now--and I can--since I'm not currently manic.

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Old 12-07-2018, 10:51 PM   #2
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Hello, I'm LL. I'm turning 26 on the 21st. I have bipolar, PTSD, and an undiagnosed eating disorder (T doesn't know what exactly, no P-Doc available yet), as well as a history of SI and anxiety attacks. I recently moved to Oregon from California. This will be our first Christmas in our new home which is very, very exciting. I am very excited for Christmas, I am hoping it will be a big celebration. We put up our Christmas tree before Thanksgiving! My brother was home for Thanksgiving and we wanted things to be festive for him. No lights on our house, we don't have many neighbors and we live in a quiet area so no need, but we do have two trees, our main tree for the house and a small light-up tree for our front porch. I think our Christmas trees are beautiful, both are fake, our main tree has candy-colored lights and our little one has white lights. We lost all our ornaments in the wildfires, but my mom picked up red, blue, and white ornaments and they shine so pretty in the lights! They're just perfect.

*gasp* I haven't had any egg nog yet, did someone pick up any egg nog for me? I just need one glass of eggnog, it's all I can stomach for the season but it's a tradition!
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I'm healingme4me, I'm 43 a mom of three sons, two are teens and one is a tween. I'm here at PC daily. I have an anxiety disorder, depression and even have MS which is in remission *phew*.
Life has been rather hectic lately with my job. And I've been travelling out of state weekly to visit my maternal grandmother best that I can as her health took a nosedive over the fall, nearer to Thanksgiving. She's 86 and she's been a secondary mother figure to me my whole life, not an atypical grandmother/granddaughter relationship in a traditional sense.

We are quietly celebrating Christmas this year with a rather simple porcelain lit tree. No major decor. Took it to a household vote this year.
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Hi, all, and welcome to our PC Christmas Day thread. Make yourselves at home here, and we can look forward to having a place to go for the holiday, even if you aren't a Christmas-type person. We can celebrate a Jewish holiday, secular holiday, or whatever, too.

I am Travelinglady, a 63-year-old lady, who comes to PC most every day to visit with friends, post about what little I know about things, especially when I see a thread that hasn't been responded to, play games, and provide more meaning to my life. I have bipolar, and even though I wouldn't wish it on anyone, my diagnosis has meant that I found PC and it has added so much to my life. Okay, I'll shut up now--and I can--since I'm not currently manic.

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WishfulThinker66 - 52 year old girl still growing up (still asking, "What am I going to do when I grow up?" Saskatchewan, Canada. I too am Bipolar. I too appreciate finding others - it has meant I finally feel I belong after years and years of not.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings, and Happy Holidays (whichever that may be). May the spirit of the season bless you all.
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #5
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Hi, all, and welcome to our PC Christmas Day thread. Make yourselves at home here, and we can look forward to having a place to go for the holiday, even if you aren't a Christmas-type person. We can celebrate a Jewish holiday, secular holiday, or whatever, too.

I am Travelinglady, a 63-year-old lady, who comes to PC most every day to visit with friends, post about what little I know about things, especially when I see a thread that hasn't been responded to, play games, and provide more meaning to my life. I have bipolar, and even though I wouldn't wish it on anyone, my diagnosis has meant that I found PC and it has added so much to my life. Okay, I'll shut up now--and I can--since I'm not currently manic.

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what a lovely idea for a thread

I do hope everyone has a nice christmas day (even if they are alone), I hope we can all come on here and celebrate.

I'm raging vortex, living in the UK. member here since 2012, and show no signs of leaving
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I'm Nammu a 60 yr old who recently moved from Austin Texas back to my hometown in rural Minnesota. My Christmas is white again, that's both good and bad. Pretty but cold. PTSD under control and BP in remission and back surgery took care of chronic back pain, will always be deaf. Haven't started decorating for the holidays everything must be brought up from downstairs and stairs are hard on my back. Did buy a tiny tree ( less than one foot)with a few decorations for a side table. Not really into the whole drag out boxes and boxes of junk just to have to put it away in a month. Between mum and I we have enough junk to decorate three houses. But she's soon 91 and with my back its just not appealing.

LL we have eggnog! You are welcome to a cup.
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LL we have eggnog! You are welcome to a cup.
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I am 65.....& have been on PC since fall of 2004. Probably one of the few on here still from way back then. PC has seen me through a trauma & a huge move alone (with my doggie Leo) 2100 miles across country. Have seen what I was going through from bad marriage, PTSD, anorexia (2 times) depression & anxiety, through years of intense DBT therapy after finding the best psychologist in a small town after all there were available in Los Angeles.....& even finally after 11 years through my divorce though the marriage asset battle will be continued next year out in Calif. Yep all his drama & stupidity I have privately posted about here.

The past 11 years of freedom have been an amazing healing process for me & living on my farm surrounded by nature (& adorable woodsy raccoons) along with my dogs has been the environment I have finally thrived in.

Tgis Christmas I am mostly staying at home....getting out for a few hours for errands & a little socializing here & there but my doggie who has been my buddy for all his 16 year life & has never been away from me all these years except for my trip in July to Calif for a legal hearing was diagnosed with a lung tumor in Aug when I got back home. My life right now has become a home care person & nutritionist & cook for my 2 oldest doggies. My real senior one who is 17 1/2 + & has a little doggie dementia on top of being blind & mostly deaf. But she is healthy, eating well & getting the same care I am giving my baby (who just turned 16). Time consuming & monitoring how they are doing constantly. So I am home & on the internet between caring.

Yea, when it comes to decorating I just finished fall decorations AFTER Thanksgiving. Will probably finish Christmas & Winter after Christmas but hey when you share your home with just doggies they don't care what decorations are up.

So this is where I am hanging out to try & stay somewhat social while staying at home doing doggie care.
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Iím Fuzzybear.... we put up our tree today... I donít remember my age. Hugs to all
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Iím Fuzzybear.... we put up our tree today... I donít remember my age. Hugs to all
Lol....age not important but FUZZY was here before me at PC & she made me feel very welcomed.....I have a special place in my heart for her because I was in serious need of being accepted & getting caring bear hugs. ....still love your caring bear hugs
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