Scrooge at the holidays - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 11-21-2008, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 989
• Horses: 2
Scrooge at the holidays



So I'm a scrooge. I think the main problem is we are a young couple and have never had a relaxing at home holiday. We've spent the last 7 years shuttling back and forth between our families. Granted my family is an 11 hour drive away and his are a 2 hour drive. It's just annoying. Holidays are for relaxing...right. Then we inevitably get shoved on some air mattress and I always seem to get sick. So we are going on strike this year. My parents are coming over Dec 27th - Jan 2nd to OUR house for the first time ever (although they are staying at a hotel...because I just can't tolerate live-in guests). And I'm sure his parents will visit somewhere in there too. We are having Christmas Day relaxing just the 3 of us in our home in our pajamas all day. And even though it may be sacreligious to some of you...we are ordering take-out...cause I ain't cookin!

Anybody else nixing tradition in favor of relaxation this holiday season?

Last edited by hotreddun; 11-21-2008 at 12:19 PM. Reason: spelling
hotreddun is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 11-21-2008, 02:06 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 2,034
• Horses: 3
Holidays get stressful... In the past I had to balance these in 2-3 days... it wasnt a holiday it was work!!! This year im driving down to TX for the whole week to spend time with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, it should be a little less stres, lol

-Moms side of family (grandma, aunts...)
-Mom with us kids
-Church stuff
-Dads family
-Dad with us kids
-Boyfriends family
-Boyfriends extended family


It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant (Former college football coach)
Angel_Leaguer is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 11-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,717
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Anybody else nixing tradition in favor of relaxation this holiday season?
Yup. We've always done the "his family/my family" routine, too. When the girls were old enough for the "santa" thing we started staying home on Christmas and doing our own family thing, but we'd still get together with the families usually one the weekend before Christmas, one the weekend after.

But THIS year, for my family's side, we are forgoing gifts to each other, getting a hotel in a city that is centrally located for all of us on Christmas eve and plan to just hang out together. We'll swim in the pool, order pizza, play cards, whatever. Completely stress free and I am so looking forward to it!

Stella - sweet, timid, elegant, lovely, lively, amazing
Luna - large, unattractive, naughty, adored
3neighs is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 11-21-2008, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 989
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3neighs View Post
Yup. We've always done the "his family/my family" routine, too. When the girls were old enough for the "santa" thing we started staying home on Christmas and doing our own family thing, but we'd still get together with the families usually one the weekend before Christmas, one the weekend after.

But THIS year, for my family's side, we are forgoing gifts to each other, getting a hotel in a city that is centrally located for all of us on Christmas eve and plan to just hang out together. We'll swim in the pool, order pizza, play cards, whatever. Completely stress free and I am so looking forward to it!
That sounds fantastic! We are actually thinking about doing something like that next year. I've found this great little resort near Austin that even allows you to bring your horse!! I think everyone is less stressed when nobody is on their "home turf."
hotreddun is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 11-22-2008, 10:54 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,717
• Horses: 2
Quote:
I think everyone is less stressed when nobody is on their "home turf."
Yes, I think that's true. This hotel night was my sister-in-law's idea and I'm really excited about it. It cuts out a large group of people to have to buy gifts for which is a big relief to our bank account. Besides, it's teaching our kids that getting presents is not all Christmas is about.

Stella - sweet, timid, elegant, lovely, lively, amazing
Luna - large, unattractive, naughty, adored
3neighs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Horse riding holidays? southafrica1001 Horse Talk 8 08-10-2009 10:03 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome