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11-23-06, 12:21 PM #1
Who Else Out There Is Alone Today?
My wife and kids went to Colorado to spend Thanksgiving with family. I am spending the day watching football and eating day-old pizza (all the good food joints are closed and I refuse to cook). It's lonely, but kinda nice to have a quiet house. Anyone else out there who is working for the holiday and spending it alone........shout out. I am, however, looking forward to Christmas. First time in thirteen years I will have Christmas off (unless of course the boss decides he needs it instead, in which case I will get screwed again). Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and have a beer on me.....I have to work. Peace and be safe!
11-23-06, 12:30 PM #2
Well I have my wife here with me, but i do have to work. this 7 days a week shit gets old real quick. I too am looking forward to x-mas and some snow!!!!"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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11-23-06, 12:51 PM #3
Awwww, I'm sorry you're alone!
I have today off for a change, cooking for my son and mom.
I'll have to work Christmas and New Years though.Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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11-23-06, 01:06 PM #4
working today, wife also working and shes a paramedic so wont see her till tommorow morning, probably hamburger helper for dinner, but off tommorow so i can drink some beer with the ham helper.Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things!
11-23-06, 01:09 PM #5GrasshopperVerified LEO
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Working the day, then traveling to the parents tonight. Long day, but I get the weekend with family.And Shepards we shall be,
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11-23-06, 01:47 PM #6
Happy thanksgiving, Nite! I'm alone here too, but it's all good. I'm gonna go to the grocery store and buy some mashed potatoes and chicken then watch the Cowboys move into first place. I think I'm gonna go see Casino Royale tonight, too.
I'm just enjoying the down time and looking forward to Christmas!
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11-23-06, 02:05 PM #9CopsRCool302 Guest
+1 ^ nite is always welcome to our home...
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11-23-06, 04:16 PM #12
started the day with my wife and son, but left before i got to eat because i couldn't put up with my wife's crap any more. i have to work from 1700-0100 anyways. maybe they will need somebody to work the next shift too. happy thanksgiving.
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11-23-06, 04:40 PM #13
I'm also working today while my wife is eating turkey at the relatives. It's leftovers for dinner for me. I have to work Christmas this year too. I had both off last year so I can't complain.
11-23-06, 04:40 PM #14
Sorry to hear you couldn't go to Colorado with your family, Nite... Damn, I'd pick up your shift for you, if they'd let me buddy.
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11-23-06, 05:12 PM #15
Hey Nite, I am alone too. My wife took the kid to southern Missouri for a family dinner. I am working mids so I was sleeping most of the day. I did not want to go to bed at 730am and then have to get up at 1000am to make the long ride down there. No one was willing to push up the dinner time, so here I am watching football and eating a budget gourmet.
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11-23-06, 09:06 PM #16Julia Guest
hey nitestokker all by myself also kids at grandparents and husband at work--and working tonight..just alittle upset i didnt get any thanksgiving desserts..one thing i luv ref holidays..anyway happy thanksgiving.
11-23-06, 09:23 PM #17
I am on patrol and currently on code 7 (lunch break). since I am single I brought a turkey tv dinner, LOL, but some friends brought me a plate of food! God bless them...
Luckily I am off christmas day but will be working christmas eve... I hope I am not jinxing myself hoping it will be a quiet night...LOL
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11-23-06, 09:48 PM #18
Alone here too!! Just got home from work,, a slow boring day for us. Time to kick back and open a cold one!!!!!!
11-24-06, 02:02 AM #19
I'm off today, ironically it does not matter much up here as we had our thanksgiving in Oct, which I did have to work on. But I'm off for X-MAS this year, to all my American counterparts, i wish you a very safe and happy thanksgiving, and when ya think your alone, don't cuz someones probably thinking of you. Gop out to your backyard and look up and because no matter how far away family is they are looking at that same sky, so their never that far away. STAY SAFE everyone.Giggity giggity Goo!
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11-24-06, 03:42 AM #20Rookie
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I feel for you guys. I'm here by myself also. I'm not LEO but retired F/F. It's been three years now so I'm kinda used to it.
Most people have no idea what kind of hours we put in (both of us) or the conditions we do it in. One example is during hurricanes if you live in Florida. There is nothing worse than being stuck at work and wondering what is going on at your house especially if you are single like me or not being able to be with your family.
Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you...
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