Happy Holidays From AATT! Share Your Holiday Traditions With Us

Posted on Dec 24 2014 - 10:23am by Editor

Seasons Greetings

Hi All About The Tea Family!

The holidays are here and it’s a special time of the year to celebrate blessings with our loved ones. 

We want to know what your holiday traditions are. As you relish the goodies, decorate every nook and corner of your home and enjoy the get-togethers… may the joy and festivities continue to radiate in your lives, long after Christmas is gone. Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy Holidays to all!

 

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  • Anne Green

    Happy Holidays to one and all!!!!!!

    • Jennymckitty

      Happy Holidays, Anne. I hope you have a fantastic day!

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        JENNY!!!
        Happiness is a sweet little mckitty avatar pic to smile at.
        Merry Christmas and Happy all of the other Holidays too!

    • Marsbars09

      Happy Holidays to you too Anne!

    • MorningYawn

      Happy happy!

  • Jennymckitty

    Happy holidays & Merry Christmas to everyone at AATT. I’m thankful for this site & wonderful group of posters. I’m on my way to Walmart to pick up some last minute stuff for dinner tonight & tomorrow. If you don’t hear from me, you can assume I’ve been trampled to death.

    • Anne Green

      Merry Christmas, Jennymckitty!!!!

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Miss Jenny! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones (four-legged ones included).
      Good luck getting out of Walmart unfazed. :/

    • twifan2

      Merry Christmas to you & yours, Jennymckitty!
      I was at Wally World at 4 am & OMG! I couldn’t believe the # of people there at that time!? o.0
      Enjoy your dinner! Remember nothing says Merry Christmas like a McDs’ double stack! 😉

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Twi, What were YOU doing at Wally World at 4 am in the morning is what I want to know!!!

    • MorningYawn

      Merry merry!!!

  • Faith makes all things possible, hope makes all things work, love makes all things beautiful, may you ALL have all the three for Christmas. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    • Jennymckitty

      You too, Doc.

    • Marsbars09

      You too Doc! Thank you for keeping us entertained and informed. 😉

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      You too and three, Doc.

    • fengshoe1

      Beautiful!

  • Sharing a Christmas funny! *refresh your browser*

    • Marsbars09

      LOL! Hi Doc! Thanks for sharing. I should have known Santa had a “naughty” side to him. 😉

  • Marsbars09

    Hi Family!
    I want to wish you all a Merry Xmas, Happy Hannukah, Kwanzaa or whatever holiday you celebrate.
    I have been putting up a “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree for the past 15 years. That is my very own special tradition. I also spend Christmas with various relatives. We exchange gifts, eat great food, and enjoy each other’s company.

    • Anne Green

      Merry Christmas, Mars!!!!

    • Birdie11

      Have fun Marsie…Merry Christmas!

    • Jennymckitty

      I hope you have a great Christmas, Mars! Jenny & Declan say Hi!

  • twifan2

    It is now officially Christmas here now! 🙂
    Hope everyone has a happy, fantastic Christmas!
    Chats says “MEOW MEOW”! *Chat talk for MERRY CHRISTMAS!”*

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Christmas Twi! What part of the world are you and Chats in?

      • twifan2

        We’re in ‘our world’, Mars. ;D
        No, we’re around the Appalachian Mts. 🙂

        • Marsbars09

          LOL! Knowing you and Chats you ARE going to make the Appalachians “your world”.
          Have a wonderful time!

          • twifan2

            Chats doesn’t like the ‘real’ world.
            He says the ‘floor’ isn’t soft & plushy. :/
            Spoiled rotten cat!
            Want a cat for Christmas, Mars? 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            Girl you can keep Chats. He’s too high maintenance for me.

          • twifan2

            DANG! I guess everybody knows about Mr. Hoity Toity by now?! :/

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks to you!

    • Jennymckitty

      Merry Christmas, Twi & Chats! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with joy & salmon.

  • italiano bambino

    OT but:

    • twifan2

      ROTFLMAO! :’D

      • italiano bambino

        so spot on huh? LOL

        • twifan2

          Straw hat & ALL, Bam!
          Dang woman stole somebody’s roof & broom! >(

          • italiano bambino

            someone is actually searching for the roof while we laughing 😛

          • twifan2

            Brandi looking for a new home? ;D

          • italiano bambino

            too funny hahaha

          • twifan2

            We need to get a wig like Nay Nay’s for us, Bam! We be looking FABULOUS at the New Year’s Eve parties! 🙂

          • italiano bambino

            i can’t stop laughing at the pirc

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Ahhh HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!
            What a fabulous facsimile of the ever Fackin’ Fe Fe..I mean Ne Ne.

          • italiano bambino

            i found it on facebook was dying when i saw it so i save it on my phone

          • twifan2

            I’m goning to use it as one of my wallpapers! 😀
            Hilarious! :’D

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Ahhh..boldness runs in your genes, huh.
            And I’m thinking that baldness runs on top of her head!

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Did she gain like an inch in height on the top of her uh… head. The pic with her eyes closed looks a bit lofty in the old cabeza.

      • italiano bambino

        LOL are the horns you know been a moose

    • Anne Green

      Are you trying to ruin my Christmas putting that mug up there?? What the heck is up with that pic???? Nope, even that small giraffe can’t spoil my holidays…

    • OH LAWD!!! This ain’t Halloween!!!

    • twifan2

      We don’t need a tree this year, Bam!
      Get a Nay Nay broom. 😉
      http://i.imgur.com/mxgfLBj.gif

      • italiano bambino

        LMFAO!!!!

      • Birdie11

        Festive!!

      • Marsbars09

        Nay Nay broom. LOL! Priceless!

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        ahhh…HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH, ad infinitum!

    • Marsbars09

      Great one Bam! Moose will never live this wig down. LOL!

  • MorningYawn

    Merry Christmas everyone!!! Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and prosperous new year!

    We get together with neighbors for Christmas breakfast. There are 6 families attending this year! It is really sweet especially as someone who has no local family… Friends are the family you choose, right, and I’m so lucky! Dinner with friends tonight, dessert with friends tomorrow!

    My SIL lives about 45 minutes away but her husband is a curmudgeon and does not want anyone else for eve or dinner. It’s a bit of a shame on one hand, but since he stinks, a bit of a relief.

    It’s not where you are, it’s who you are with! Enjoy your people, family and friends, this season!

    • Marsbars09

      HI MY! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I agree, Christmas is best spent with those you’re comfortable being around.

    • Merry Christmas MY! Let the spirit of love fill our heart and home!♥︎

      • MorningYawn

        Thank you sweetie! Warmest wishes!

  • Birdie11

    It’s 80 degrees and raining where I am…such classic Christmas weather. Have a blessed day all, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Christmas birdie! I hope you’re doing well.

    • My sister for life! Merry Christmas! ♥︎♥︎♥︎♥︎

  • cait

    Watched ep from ser 6 tonight. Mellowania was out with Joe and Rosie to buy chicks and she was so polite and helpful. Who was missing ?

  • italiano bambino

    One more guys lol

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Is that a wardrobe malfunction?

      • Marsbars09

        LOL! You’re so funny Tre’s.
        Merry Xmas to you.

  • TartLemon

    Not a tradition, but worked out well anyway.

    I just watched ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’. Funny funny funny. Had seen it before, but forgot how funny it was.

    Another thing, I was in Walmart the other day and they had 10# bags of potatoes for $1. Spiral cut hams for $1/lb. WOW! Couldn’t resist. Freddie, Larry (my 2 cats) and I will be pigging out on ham and taters for a coupla weeks.

  • Share a prayer for all the service men and women who have not made it home to loved ones this Christmas.

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Done!
      Sweet thoughts for the multitudes of service men and women who protect our wonderful Country all over this world!

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas Doc! Let’s also not forget the less fortunate, especially children, on this special day.

  • fengshoe1

    And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care….

    Wishing All A Very Blessed Holiday! May you each take time to enjoy the wonder and majick the season holds.
    Many thanks to all of you. You brighten my circle.

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      That ^^^^is so inviting. Love seeing it with the bigger shot.
      Great Stuff!

      • fengshoe1

        Many thanks, Tre’s!
        Come on out, East! Always have room for friends!

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          Such a Peach (sweet and fuzzy).

    • Marsbars09

      Beautiful décor Feng! You or someone else is a great decorator.

      • fengshoe1

        Aw, thank you, Mars. The antique copper pots and such are me and I directed-lol- husband with the lights. Have now added mercury glass ornaments. Our home is circa 1765.

        • Marsbars09

          Wow! Did you have to do any major renovations before you moved into the house?

          • fengshoe1

            Should do….everything needs updating, but out financial situation changed drastically right when we bought this, in 2006. So we make do. One child left in high and school, senior, then we’ll probably/have to sell.
            p.s.thought of you last eve…called my mom, first time we’ve spoken in years. Only hope haven’t opened up for more hurt and pain. We’ll see. 🙂

          • noarguingwithstupid

            We will be here for you!!! Glad you made the call. You did the right thing.

          • fengshoe1

            Aw, thank you Naws. Scary, but my heart wept. She’slost a son daughter and husband-my brother, sister, and dad.
            As long as I can keep out of the crazy…all will be well.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            You are one very strong woman. I admire you greatly. (((((hugs))))0

          • fengshoe1

            TY. My strength comes from those, such as yourself and supportive friends-been with for 30 plus years.
            HUGS!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            In cases like this, I do a mantra that asks for forgiveness and release to and from any particular person. I’ve done it for me and I’ve done it for others as well.
            What’s your mom’s first name and I’ll do it for you. Just to see if it may make some kind of difference. If it doesn’t help, it’s just a prayer for them and for you AND everybody can use a prayer for them.
            If nothing else, it assists in clearing the air a bit between me or you or him or her so the thinking about the stuff diminishes so it’s no so enveloping.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Doris

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Totally Cool. Will do with Doris for YOU!

          • Marsbars09

            You’re so kind Tre’s! You really have a heart of gold. 🙂

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Naw,
            It’s a real simple thing and most folks don’t know that it can done anytime anywhere any number of times for anyone even with pets.
            I’ve done it for bosses I was having issues with and the next time I saw them, things majickly (thanks Fengshoe) were much more positive.

          • Marsbars09

            Don’t be so modest, Tre’s! Just you being there for us says a lot. 🙂

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            We are there for each other!
            We actually Care and NOBODY can take that away!
            No unfortunate rat brained troll monkey’s can take our care for each other away. It’s a transcending phenomenon that passes right on by any negativity… by universal design!

            Our CARE is there by virtue of what Love entails throughout linear or circular time and it’s ultimate encompassing design….

            It’s totally cool!

          • fengshoe1

            Sure. Thank you. Her name is Helena.
            I do a spiritual inventory every night. It helps see my role in the situation and I make amends, promptly, when needed.

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            We’re on the same wavelength!
            Will do. You know Helena is a powerful and beautiful name.

          • fengshoe1

            Many thanks, Tre and sending the brightest of blessings, up and out to you!
            My mom is all Polish. She’s first generation American.
            Speaking of…my son just told me there are pierogis with my name on ’em! Yum!
            Talk later! XO

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Thank you Tres—Thank you.

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            YOU BETCHA, my NAWS.

          • fengshoe1

            We are on same wave length. I use colors. For instance, I light pink candles for my mom. Pink is for self-love and purple for grounding and balance. I also utilize the energy from crystals and all their properties. While I am great at working others, I am not so great at working myself. (even after 40 years of practice) Therefore; am always open to prayers, mantras, whatever one chooses to call their Divine inspiration.

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Oh Yeah… we are SOH on the same wave length. Chakras, colors, crystals, water and earth, special world widely known prayers…uh huh!

          • fengshoe1

            Same, Same, Same!!!
            I have studies since I was 14! Now 54.

          • Marsbars09

            I think that’s all the more reason your mother should be receptive to you. It sounds like you’re her only blood relative.
            I wish you nothing but the best in reconciling with your mother.

          • fengshoe1

            Thanks, Mars. I’ve one brother left. But, he is very sick man.
            Found out he has moved back to Florida.
            I thank you and will keep you posted. Doc has my # and email if you ever wish to chat. Anytime-round the clock.

          • Marsbars09

            Thanks Feng.

          • Marsbars09

            Thank you Feng. I didn’t realize how much people paid attention to what I post.
            I’m glad you had the courage to reach out to your mother. All I can say is please tread lightly and if you feel things aren’t right just retreat to your loving family.
            Good luck and God Bless. 🙂

          • fengshoe1

            Thank you Mars and God Bless!
            I believe we spoke of it at the other site, some time ago.
            Yes, treading lightly is a must! Thanks again! I so appreciate you all!

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          Wow (seconded)!

          • fengshoe1

            Cool history. Was part of the underground railroad. Abolitionists here in, Essex County, Ma.

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            You should tell dear Ms Porsha about that little tidbit of information about your HOME being part of the “underground railroad”!
            RRRREEEERRRRRFFFFTTTT

          • noarguingwithstupid

            I will never forget that!!!!! And now she asks peeps to “smell” her boobies. She is not the brightest bulb!!

          • Marsbars09

            Yep, Porsha is dumber than a box of rocks.

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Porsha needs to replace the whole thing… a dim bulb is soon on it’s way to “out”.

          • fengshoe1

            Haha-wanted throw something at the tv and asked all 3 kids-they learned about it all in grade school!

          • Marsbars09

            I learned about it in grade school too.

          • Marsbars09

            That’s incredible!

          • Raine Woman

            feng, we share some history. My property was part of the underground railroad as well. 🙂

          • fengshoe1

            Where are you located, Raine?

        • Babson_Chick

          very cool!

    • Raine Woman

      Merry Christmas, feng! If that’s your actual fireplace, you’re going to have to clear a little space next year for my stocking. Beautiful!!!

      • fengshoe1

        Merry Christmas, Raine! Wishing this finds you having enjoyed your holiday.
        We have 5(6 if you include the un- modern heated room), so we’ve the room!
        Thank you. Also posted a photo of the barn. My son was missing snow this year and last year’s photo and jazzed it up. We can always do over the second story and you can have your own digs! :)/

        • Raine Woman

          feng, it would be perfect if you could fix up the 2nd story. You don’t know how many times I’m asked “Do you live in a barn?” after I’ve left a door open. How great to finally be able to answer “Yes..yes, I do live in a barn!” Thanks, feng, Merry Christmas to ME!

          • fengshoe1

            OMG- you be funny, Lady!
            Haha….I heard that growing up(and ‘if you’re cold, put another sweater on’) and now use the phrase with my kids.
            We could make an awesome place up there.

  • fengshoe1

    Morning All!
    Merry Christmas!
    I recall the days when our children were waking us at the crack of dawn, on Christmas morn’.
    Hee…its 10 am and just mom and dad having coffee-all the kiddies still asleep. Time to go wake them-hah!

    • fengshoe1

      Last evening, we have a custom of reading ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”.Each one of us reads a few paragraphs and we open one gift. The one gift is always pajamas, so we wake Christmas morn in our new jammies. Today, will be just the kids and hubby. My family has dwindled and all the in-laws are in Florida.

      • Marsbars09

        Aww… now that’s the epitome of a family Christmas. 🙂

        • fengshoe1

          Funny how things have changed, electronically. We used to read from an actual book…now it’s a tablet. lol

          • Marsbars09

            Hey, I’ve just started reading my favorite magazines on my Surface. Who would have thought? 🙂

          • fengshoe1

            Right. Either progress, with the times, or be left behind. 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            That’s right!

    • Hi Ms. Feng! Merry Christmas and peace on earth to you!♥︎

      • fengshoe1

        Many thanks, Lovely Lady!
        Wishing your day was brilliant, full of peace, comfort and warmth of loved ones!

  • twifan2

    Merry Merry Christmas Everyone! 🙂
    I remember watching this-had to. My brothers controlled the tv Christmas morning! 😀

    • Raine Woman

      Merry Christmas, twi! Your brothers must know mine!

    • fengshoe1

      Merry Christmas, Twi-and I’d be remiss to not include Chats! Meow!

      • twifan2

        Merry Christmas to you & yours from Chats & all of us here in ‘our Downton Abbey’ stupors! 🙂

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      A couple of hours and it’s time for the DA Christmas. Got to tussle for the tube to get the chance to see an English Christmas.
      Love YOU Twi!

    • Marsbars09

      OMG! Mr. Magoo! I too watched him when I was a young un’.

      • Hi Marsie…..best wishes for Christmas and for health and happiness throughout the coming year! ♥︎

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Just finished watching DA.
      What a delight!
      I especially enjoyed “Never Complain…Never Explain” by the Dowager as well as the “Happy Bums” advert.
      And “Of course I’ll marry you! You old boobie.” was a close second to the Dowager’s statement!

      • twifan2

        Watching it now! & OMG! I’m half way thru & it’s FABULOUS! 🙂

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          It is GRRRRRReat!
          You’ll thoroughly enjoy it.
          I laughed, I cried! And then I danced with glee.

          • twifan2

            Do you watch Call The Midwife?
            OMG! I saw their Christmas Special before I started Downton! NOW I teared upon that one! :’)

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            I watched it on Netflix over weeks of binge TV viewing.
            Is there a new Midwife? Where did you see the Xmas Special? On ITV?

          • twifan2

            It was BBC1. It’s returning in January! 🙂
            You want a link to it?

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            You Betcha!

            I’m hooked on that one too. “Chummy”…HAH!

          • twifan2

            AND there’s a Christmas Special too from Mrs. Brown too! 🙂
            This Call The Midwife:
            http://www.thevideo.me/qrvqfzxhuv0m

            Just click on ‘Proceed To Video’

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Mrs. Brown…do you mean Mrs. Brown’s Boys?
            If so, I gotza see that!

          • twifan2

            Yes, thatt’s the one! I’m going to be up all nite watching all these Christmas specials! 🙂
            Here you go, TGtP

            http://www.thevideo.me/52jp1my92hn7

            Same thing Click to Proceed To Video

          • twifan2

            Let me know if you have any probs with these links, TGtP. 🙂

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            I’m on it… as I write this to YOU!
            See you laters!

          • twifan2

            Enjoy!
            Merry Christmas! 🙂

          • twifan2

            OMG! OMG! OMG! MR. CARSON-YOU OLD BOOBIE!
            THUD!!!! 😮

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            I KNOW!!!!!!!!!
            Great Stuff!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            I’m on those like ants on a dropped piece o’ chicken!

            Since they’re out there, I’m on the haunt now! I’ll let you know…for shor!

          • twifan2

            Or like Chats on that chicken, TGtP! 😀

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Uh…Hah Hah Hah Heh Heh Heh HAH!

          • twifan2

            Got to the part of Tom, Edith, Mary & Lord G having a ‘good bye’ to Sybil. :'(
            DON’T go Tom!

      • My dear Tre’s……May the blessings of Christmas be with you today and always. ♥︎

    • Aw, this reminds me of my childhood. Thanks for posting, I’m watching now.

  • Raine Woman

    It’s just not Christmas at my house until someone (usually me) is out driving around looking for that one open store to buy the missing ingredient for dinner. This year was $14 butter.

    To all the staff, wonderful writers, and hilarious commenters, I wish you all the Happiest of Holidays! May your lives be filled with health and happiness and your homes filled with laughter and love!

    Merry Christmas!!

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Shewee! $14 for Butter, that better be a 4 pounder cake o’ butter. I swear….
      Sweet cakes to salivate over, Nog to slosh and Hugs All Around,
      Love to YOU Raine

      • Raine Woman

        Tre’s!!!! Guess, just guess, what the $14 butter store was pushing at the register…..Fruit Cake! I immediately thought of you and smiled as I politely declined the offer of a free sample.

        I hope your Christmas day was just as marvelous as you are!!! 🙂

    • MorningYawn

      We are short on heavy cream for Creme brûlée. Trying to wing it on another dessert!

      • Raine Woman

        Damn MY, had I known I would have picked up the heavy cream for you. It was probably only $9 or $10 a pint. Can’t wait to hear what you came up with as a substitute. Merry Christmas!!!

        • MorningYawn

          Thx Raine! So sweet of you! Check is in mail! My fam and I have gone Gluten Free and dabbled in paleo. I have mi regular flour but was able to whip up some paleo cupcakes! Got new ramekins so need to make Creme brûlée before gluten free moratorium is over!

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas Raine! I swear, stores really no how to get the highest dollar for a desperate last minute shopper. :/
      I look forward to your snark-filled comments for 2015.

      • Raine Woman

        Marsie! Merry Christmas!!!

        Shhhh, don’t tell anyone….I usually volunteer to go on the missing ingredient scavenger hunt. By mid-morning, it’s a nice break from all the hoopla. Ha!

        I know you were spending time with your family. I hope it was everything you wanted and just a little more! Enjoy the rest of your vacation, you deserve it! 🙂

        • Marsbars09

          Hi Raine! You secret’s safe with me. 😉
          I had a great time today and I hope you did as well.

          • Raine Woman

            Are you still celebrating, Mars?!?

          • Marsbars09

            No. My celebration ended over an hour ago.

    • Gotta love $14 butter for the connivence. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas day, Raine Lady!♥︎

      • Raine Woman

        Merry Christmas, my favorite Seuss!! I hope you and all the Seussettes had an amazing day! Thank you for the year of e-ship, you’re an amazing woman!!!! xox

  • Jersey

    Merry Christmas everyone. :0)

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      Happiness is abounding Merry’s, Jersey (Girl)!

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas Jersey.

    • Merry Christmas, Jersey! God bless! ♥︎

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Merry Christmas to All!!!!!!!

    • fengshoe1

      Merry Christmas, NAWS!
      Look forward to hearing from you, sometime soon!
      Bright blessings being sent up and out, to you!

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        WooHoo, time to toss the pretty paper in the box to take it out.
        Happy and Merry, to you and your family Fengshoe!

        • fengshoe1

          Why, thank you, Tre’s!
          The trash is bagged, though I recycled a few bows for the pup!
          Wishing you a Blessed Day!
          p.s.-thought of you earlier…the storm has passed, now sunny and in the 50s! Wild for Ma.!

  • noarguingwithstupid

    My kiddies are calling in from all points!!!! They all seem well and very cold!!! It is nice to hear from them!!!!!

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      I’m callin’ in. Just for YOU.
      I’m not one of your kids, but I am one of your kin
      Happy and Merry and Sweetness to YOU NAWS from the Left Coast to the Right Coast.
      We’re headin’ down to the ending stretch of 2014 and looking to a fantastic 2015.
      Love YOU SweetPea,
      TGtP

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Love you more!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          Every Day and All Day Long.
          Thanks NAWS, You’re the Best!!!!

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas NAWS! I hope today finds you feeling better, especially after talking to your kiddos.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Thank you!!!! I’m just waiting for my son!!! (He does have a gaggle of kids!!!!)

        • Marsbars09

          I didn’t know you were a grandmother(?).

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Oh My yes!!!! I had my first child when I was 17!!!! And the second when I was 22—with the same man!!! He was quite a bit older when we got married. We are divorced now–he married my best friend at AlAnon!!

          • Marsbars09

            Oh, I’m sorry about your supposed best friend hooking up with your husband. You’re better off without that scoundrel!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            You know it!!!! Best thing I ever did was to divorce him AND I made it LOOOOOng and Drawn out too!!!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Oh you Vixen!

          • Babson_Chick

            good for you!!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Oh My….

          • fengshoe1

            Oh my, Naws!
            Was/is he an alcoholic? I know we alkies whirl through peoples’ lives. Children of chaos, we are. I’ve been sober many years. None of my kids have had to me drunk. Thank God. Not pretty.

          • noarguingwithstupid

            Worst functioning alcoholic!!!! He hurt his back and had to go into hospital and went into full DT’s—Then my friends finally believed me!!!! I wrote many articles about it and sent to mags (ended up framing my rejection letters—Mags said it was too graphic!!!! If they only knew!!

          • fengshoe1

            Oh, sweetie…So sorry you went through it. Boy, do I have war stories. I left home at 15 1/2. Got sober at 29.
            I bet they’re graphic. Would love to read sometime.

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            You were, of course, ahead of their time!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Strength and Love… for yourself and for others…That’s YOU!

          • fengshoe1

            Darn, I am so happy I started posting here instead of just reading. The beautiful folks-that is all of you. Kind and generous of Spirit!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            As are we.

        • Babson_Chick

          waiting for mine too – enjoy!!

    • We chatted earlier but again Merry Christmas, my love! ♥︎

    • Raine Woman

      Merry Christmas, NAWS. It’s so nice you got to spend time talking with your family. I hope the rest of your day was just as grand!!

  • fengshoe1

    This is a photo of our actual barn, doctored by my son, the graphic arts/photography major. He made me promise to credit him so…
    photo by~Spenser Hasak

    • MorningYawn

      Beautiful!! Merry merry!

      • fengshoe1

        Merry! Merry! Ho! Ho! Oh wait…that’s_______insert HW! 🙂

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas Feng! Beautiful barn and photo!

      • fengshoe1

        Merry Christmas, Mars!
        Thank you!

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      That’s lovely AND loving!

  • Marsbars09

    Happy Holidays to my AATT family! I hope you all have a wonderful day.

  • Tre’s Going to Prison

    This is proof positive that we are a group of folks that care for each other.
    We take the time to check in and still wish Happy Merry’s to our friends!
    Sweetness and affection for all of Y’all this 2014 Christmas Day!
    Now, back to the Parteeeee!

    • Marsbars09

      ITA.

    • Babson_Chick

      Cheers!!

    • MorningYawn

      Merry merry!

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Totally OT but does anyone here play bridge??

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      No me.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Not even Chats????

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          Nope…none of my gatas or gato’s play bridge.
          They play at many other things, like swatting each other periodically, complaining to me that they haven’t been fed yet, moaning when I want to move and they’re on my lap. You know the regular stuff that cats gripe about!
          NAWS!!! My Girl!

    • Babson_Chick

      no I play Mah Jongg and poker and board games with kids

    • MorningYawn

      OHHHH! I prayed bridge years ago. Would be fun to start again! Would be fun to be a “trick!” Lol!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        If I can find a site where we can play, I will let you know!!!! I loved the game!!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Rather than stuffing myself with fruitcake all day, maybe we can find a fun, FREE site (if anything is free anymore!!)

  • Tre’s Going to Prison

    On this particular day of love and friendship, I want to say a special shout out to Fritz the .at. We had a small tussle and we came through on the right side of the river… in friendship I lend my hand to YOU.
    So for YOU Fritz…I send a special wish for happiness and merriment for you and your family!

    • MorningYawn

      Tre’s, wonderful extension of the olive branch in this time of peace! Don’t know what happened, not my biz, but love your gesture! Merry merry and many blessings to you’

  • Tre’s Going to Prison

    Later Ladies and Gents. I have to do some cruising around the block to walk off the morning celebrating in preparation for the later partying!
    Yeah Babeeeee and I wear My Love for all of Y’all, like Heaven!

  • twifan2

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas!
    We having ours now! CHEERS! 🙂
    Enjoy!

    • twifan2

      Oh & Chats & the other ‘animals’ got gifts BUT somebody preferred ‘simpler’ toys! :/
      Cheap ‘date’! 😀

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        He look all piss off!
        Typical man (unless he has a bit o’ the VSOP).

      • Babson_Chick

        gorgeous!

        • twifan2

          ‘Gorgeous’ pain! 😉

      • Marsbars09

        Oh my! Is that the super famous Chats?

      • fengshoe1

        Mr. Gorgeous!
        I saw Henry tonight, Twi, and they could be brothers!
        I’ll take a photo next time.
        Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    • Tre’s Going to Prison

      No Gettin’ wobbly now!

      • twifan2

        No prob, TGtP.
        I’m staying on the couch the rest on the nite. 😉

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          Smooth move!

          • twifan2

            OMG! Good thing I was sitting!
            Diana Ckark!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            Yeah! That was a major Bomb!
            Julian Fellowes can write, ay!

          • twifan2

            IT’S AMAZING!

          • Tre’s Going to Prison

            With a Capital “A”!

        • Babson_Chick

          me too

    • Babson_Chick

      Cheers to you and yours!!

      • twifan2

        CHEERS, Babs!
        *hic* 😉

        • Babson_Chick

          going to get my drink now – my puter acts up at times & is slow and hard to type caps so ready to chill

          • twifan2

            ALL the new comps, lappys, tablets, smart phones, etc…-all online now!
            I’m going to chill after another bottle. 😉

          • Babson_Chick

            clink, enjoy and have fun sweetie!!

      • Tre’s Going to Prison

        Patsy!!!!
        A Fabulous Wobbly time to YOU!

        • Babson_Chick

          and to you too!! party on!!

    • Holiday cocktails! Cheers!!!

      • twifan2

        Hope you & yours had/having a great day! 🙂
        Been a LONG 24hrs. Now going to be a long nite! Have to catch up on all my Christmas specials from today! 🙂
        Cheers! 🙂

    • Marsbars09

      Dang Twi! Ya’ll are drinking it up in the Appalachians! Is Wally-World included on the bar menu?

  • Babson_Chick

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all you fun and kind writers and snarkers/posters!!
    My Christmas continues until all my kids & grands make it to my home. Son + 4 kids + 1 dog are driving down from TN in the am. My daughters & families will be meeting us at my Mom’s house on Sat. Maybe Mon. night I’ll have all my gang here to open presents and have fun!!

    • twifan2

      Full house, Babs! 🙂
      Cheers!

    • Merry Christmas, Babs! Peace, good will and happiness for you at Christmas and always! ♥︎

      • Babson_Chick

        Thanks so much!! Wish the best to you and yours!! Thanks for helping make this a great year!! Love and peace!!

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas Babs! I hope you have a great time with your family.

    • fengshoe1

      Merry Christmas!
      Journey well!

    • MorningYawn

      ENJOY! It sounds wonderful! Merry merry!

  • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

    Tradition: sit with in a room lit only by tree lights and remember that our blessings outnumber the lights.

    Happy Christmas to all. ~Betsy Cañas

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    • I love this tradition, it sounds very peaceful & reflective. Merry Christmas to my ace boon coon! Love ya sis! ♥︎

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        Lova ya too Doc! ❤
        Merry Christmas to you & yours!

    • BeachSpin

      Pretty!!!

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        Happy Christmas Beach! & Merry Christmas to you & yours! ❤

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas T-lily! I hope you had a great day.

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        Merry Christmas Marsie! ♡ Hope you & your family had a joy filled day!

    • Raine Woman

      Tiger, Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!! I hope you had the best day ever! 🙂

      • ✿❀❁ Tigerlily ❁❀✿

        Merry Christmas Raine & Fambly! LOL! Hope youse had da best one ev-ah two! ❣

    • MorningYawn

      Beautiful and so very important to remember! Sliante to you TigerLily!

  • BeachSpin

    Merry Christmas everyone! Joy to the world!!

    • Merry Christmas Beach!!! Thank you for all your AWESOME exclusives and recaps! You ROCK, sis!!!!!

      • BeachSpin

        (((Hugs))) Sis!!

    • Marsbars09

      Merry Xmas to you too Beach! Thank you for all of the wonderful, insightful stories you contribute to this website.

      • BeachSpin

        Awwwww….thank you so much for all your support!

    • Raine Woman

      Merry Christmas, Beach! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2015. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!

      • BeachSpin

        Merry Christmas Raine! 2015 is going to be a doozy!! Hope your day was wonderful!

        • Tre’s Going to Prison

          W-hell…it’s going to start out with a big ole BANG…cuz Bravo’s favorite narcissisto-patho-convicted felon is going to be taking her “perp walk” up to Federal Prison!
          What a shame…poor thing just couldn’t or wouldn’t heed what the judge said for these 3 months…to get her affairs in order.
          Now I don’t like using the words fault or blame or guilt or words like that there…BUT…exactly whose responsibility was it…to get her affairs in order???
          And we all say (maybe even in unison) IT WAS TERESA’S RESPONSIBILITY! Have a lovely walk Tre….

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Hope everyone had a great day!!!