Dear Haikusue:

BAH HUMBUG! It's only November and I am already so tired of hearing "Happy Holidays" everywhere I go. I am currently living in a new town, where I don't really know anyone and am thousands of miles from old friends and extended family. I am not able to travel anywhere until at least early Spring (haven't earned vacay at my new job yet) and have no plans to do anything social for any of the upcoming holidays. I would be ok with that, if I wasn't CONSTANTLY reminded of my solo status by chipper sales people and overly sugared-up coworkers rambling about their shopping lists, cooking projects and get togethers! What can I plan for a solo Christmas that won't send me sinking into a deep depression over my loner status? (and eating a pound of candy canes while I'm at it)


Singleton in Seattle


Dear Singleton:

Christmas home spa day

mud mask, manicure, champagne

Chose an indulgence



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