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MsPerfectionist 12-05-2021 10:42 PM

Off Topic #3: Life is an anime!

Originally Posted by canflam (Post 105375230)
OK. I have not been to a Christmas market. What is typically at them?

local artisans, activities for kids, mulled wine and hot chocolate while freezing as it's usually outdoor.

canflam 12-06-2021 02:03 PM

Thanks for starting this thread. Well, I did find some here in the Portland Metro Area. 1 is called ''Portland Holiday Market''. There is 1 closer that will be taking place this Saturday in my town around 4 miles & over 6 kilometers from home. I'll do my best to check it out.

SussyBaka 12-07-2021 08:15 AM


Originally Posted by MsPerfectionist (Post 105377880)
local artisans, activities for kids, mulled wine and hot chocolate while freezing as it's usually outdoor.

I never went to any of the markets but I've spent the Christmas season in Europe twice and it was pretty magical


canflam 12-07-2021 06:30 PM

Wow. Glad to hear that. Hopefully you are all having a good start to this week. I didn't get much sleep last night & slept in today. Hopefully I'll get to sleep earlier tonight.

MsPerfectionist 12-07-2021 10:52 PM

yeah the Christmas markets are nicer in Europe. :)

speaking of sleep, gotta go :sleep:

canflam 12-09-2021 06:10 PM

Yes. I slept in today. I woke up & watched some wrestling & was still sleepy, so put on some yoga/sleeping/meditation music on YouTube & fell asleep thankfully for a while longer. I was up to late watching T.V. again.

MsPerfectionist 12-09-2021 10:39 PM

:hug: i hope u can catch some sleep.

i like staying up late at night :lol: as well and sleeping in. the sad reality is, the more i'm depressed, i seem to stay later than i should even on weekdays. the next day, i log on to work at 9:30 when i can (thanks to flexible hours) then have to work until 5:30 feeling fed up. vicious cycle.

canflam 12-10-2021 05:16 PM

Oh. Hopefully you can catch up on some sleep also then. I'm going to watch ''Miracle on 34th Street'' from 1994 tonight if possible. I have not that I recall seen it yet. I have watched the 1 with Natalie Wood in it from 1947. That 1 I'll try to see again on Christmas Day. Winter break is coming up.:thud:

MsPerfectionist 12-11-2021 11:47 PM

enjoy ur christmas movies :)

sleep seems like a luxury.

canflam 12-12-2021 12:01 AM

It shouldn't though. It's needed for health reasons & to be able function. Sleep for me between the hours of 10:00 P.M. & 3:00 can be tough to pull off in my house for me though. I did it pretty quite to fall asleep as perhaps most do. It thankfully stopped raining here. It was pouring earlier & windy while I was at our holiday market. I think I lost my cloth mask. I did have it at home tonight, so hopefully it's there somewhere.

MsPerfectionist 12-13-2021 11:03 PM

i hope the weather has been better these days.

speaking of sleep i should go to bed

canflam 12-14-2021 04:58 PM

Yes. Today it has been nice out. As for the rest of this week I'm not expecting the same, but maybe we'll get some fortune in that regard.

MsPerfectionist 12-15-2021 09:46 PM

we got some snow today.

god i need time off. only 6 working days left :yay:

canflam 12-16-2021 04:05 PM

Well, hopefully you get Christmas Day off. I started watching ''Christmas with the Kranks'' last night. I did not finish it, but I can see why many are not fans of that film. It has people go out of their way to make others feel bad for not celebrating Christmas. There was 1 scene where they had carolers show up to the Kranks home singing. That film came out in 2004, but I had not seen it, except for some bits & pieces I think. Honestly in my town & particularly in my neighborhood many people don't have Christmas lights put up yet & on during darkness. We do at my home have them up. Also I know of another area of my town that has a bunch up. I actually met someone I think he's in his 60's or 70's around here last month that does not celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving.

MsPerfectionist 12-16-2021 10:59 PM

i'll be off work from the 24th and won't go back until Jan. 5th. can't wait.

i guess every family is different. in my family, most people are Christian and celebrate Christmas with their church. we never really gather for Christmas. :shrug: this year only me and my mom because everyone else is out of town. i didn't grow up with Christmas traditions, gifts or Christmas dinners.

pre-covid i used to get really overwhelmed of all the social gatherings (work, friends, my ex's friends, my ex's family) in a short period of time during the holidays and all the rush of buying gifts. i guess i'm just not used to all of it.

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