A year has almost passed and I’m finding myself in the same position as last year. My kiddo is going to be up north again for Christmas- without me. The offer was extended for me to go as well but with the price of airfare it is just not feasible. I was able to get a few days around Christmas off from work but not enough to warrant the travel time either.
With recent developements and my brother being overseas, I am not the only one who is alone this year. My sister-in-law and nephew will be here with me. Honestly, I’m okay with that, I don’t mind it being a small gathering. I don’t like being around massive amounts of people and if I were to go to with S I would be forced into the humongous Christmas party.
I do love Christmas. I love the movies, the hot chocolate, the warmth of the houses lit up by thousands of Christmas lights. This year we aren’t so concerned with what presents we are giving and whether or not they will be well recieved. I look forward to the eggnog, watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and snuggling under a heavy warm blanket.
Even though I won’t have S or B on Christmas day I do get to spend some time with pet before Christmas. I’m hoping the time I have with him will help alleviate some of the negative emotions. It’s going to be an interesting end of the year to say the least. We don’t have anything specific planned but I am hoping for some quality snuggle time.
I’m trying my best to not be a Grinch or Scrooge and I’m relying on my little guy to give me a lot of hugs and kisses before he leaves on holiday. Just like last year we will make it through. I’ve got some pretty special people in my life to make it happen.