Today’s prompt is:  The time someone or something ruined your holiday season. 

When I was married Christmas was a day of hectic movement, timelines and too much food. It wasn’t that it was ever ruined there wasn’t time to consider that as there was a sense of having to be somewhere on time or questions would be asked.

Since those days my Christmas has slowed down. Once my dad died, and I have been on my own Christmas has been even slower though one year my sister invited me to Christmas lunch. I discovered she had invited every friend she’s ever had and I felt very out of it. So I’ve declined her invites since.

Of course, I have tried to maintain my dad’s preference for a ham sandwich for Christmas lunch.


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10 Responses to TELL ME A TALE IN (EXACTLY) 120 WORDS

  1. I hope you have a treat or two with your sandwich Mchael.

  2. wildchild47 says:

    Rally around the Almighty Ham Sandwich!

  3. floridaborne says:

    Think I’d be insulted, too, if a family member invited me for something that special just to find out I was the 5th wheel!

    You put the dilemma in 120 words — first it was too much, then too little — then a whole lot of empty. Making a tradition out of your dad’s ham sandwich routine seems to be a warm , cozy, and quiet alternative.

  4. crimsonprose says:

    You have captured Christmas: the Nightmare exceedingly well. 🙂

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