Friday, December 25, 2009
Holidays with Family = Good
I’ve come back to the States for Christmas. I knew this past summer that I was going to have to come home for at least part of the holiday season this year or risk consequences to my sanity. Unfortunately, my husband didn’t manage to join me, but it’s still been nice to be home and see my family. Not as nice as it would have been with him here, but very nice nonetheless.
I spent a few days in Seattle, hanging out with my mom, spending some quality time with the animals, and getting together with a few valued friends, then we hopped on a plane and flew down to Vegas. We’ve been here at my brother’s place just a little over 24 hours now, had a great dinner last night, spent some serious time opening gifts, and are now kind of chilling in front of the TV. Tomorrow and beyond: shopping, eating steak, snacking on good cheese, indulging in good chocolates, spending more quality time with loved ones. Not a bad way to spend a few days.
Having said that, every time I come home and get to spend time with family and friends (and animals), I am reminded of just how many things I miss being abroad, and just how much I wish I didn’t have to miss them. Here’s hoping you are among the lucky ones who are getting to spend time with the people who are important to you this holiday season.