December 21st, 2014

alice

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My mum wants to send an e-card to my uncle in Canada. She wanted to send one of those jib jab ones where you can put your face in, but apparently they charge now.
Is there anything similar for free?
angel
  • piperki

who's missing?

It's an old TQC topic but it never gets old: whom do you miss right now?




Me: I miss my friend Chris. He died young, of a sudden lymphoma, and I never got a chance to say what I needed to say to him. Now I have SO MUCH STUFF I want to get his take on, and I can't.
My Alaskan Malamute Jeter

What to do?

Hey TQC -

Twenty years ago we moved from the big city to this little town where everybody seems to know each other. They all went to school together, they attend the same churches, they've all known each other forever, and even though I've lived here 20 years I still feel like an outsider. My family members all live far away, or else they're dead, so other than my very immediate family (my husband, my adult son with autism and my son's father) I really have no one to celebrate the holidays with. What would you do? Just not bother with the holidays or something else? Volunteering doesn't seem to be a good option because all the charities around here are affiliated with the various churches (there's one on every corner) and I'm an atheist. I have some acquaintances but no real friends (I tend to be the polar opposite of the prevailing political persuasion in this area).

What would you do in my shoes, TQC? I know it's probably too late to do anything about this year, but I'm thinking about what I might do differently next year.
ballerina

emotionally stunted.

my mom's best friend died two days ago. I have never been great with having an emotional/sympathetic bond with my mother, but I do want to help comfort her in some way (we live 3,000 miles apart). what are some ideas of things that might put a smile on her face or just show her that I'm sorry for this loss?