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Traveling at Christmas

We're leaving on the 22nd for California in order to be with husband's family at Christmas. I don't want to go and neither do the girls. Driving for 20 hours isn't really my idea of a merry time, but there not much we can do about it. We've decided not to decorate the house since we won't be here, so it looks like I'm playing the original Scrooge. Bah! Humbug and all that. We're leaving two semi-adult sons behind and will do our family celebration on New Year's Eve. It just seems wrong to leave the boys behind to their own lives while we drive off to the west coast. We've never left them behind for a holiday and I'm feeling very much "humbuggish" and guilty. They're both in college and only one lives at home, so they're old enough to fend for themselves. Still... Perhaps there will be a massive snow storm that will keep us from leaving! What do you think? January is looking very attractive right now and I'd like to fast forward past the whole holiday thing. (Whine, whine, moan, moan)

Posted at 13th Dec 2007 - 06:27AM   Posted by Woolyworks   Traveling at Christmas Comments: 9

Big Hugs Wooly, not easy choices at all, and something I guess we all have to face as our families get older and begin to lead their own lives and have their own commitments.

Don't envy you the drive or the choices though xx

Posted by: ZoŽ on 13th Dec 2007 at 06:35AM

Ivy's Avatar I can totally understand your feelings. I have been asking for snowstorms too, even though I won't have to leave any of my kids at home.
How about turning Russian orthodox they have their Christmas on January 6thLaughing

Posted by: Ivy on 13th Dec 2007 at 07:41AM

Crystal Jigsaw's Avatar I definitely wouldn't want to leave home at Christmas although I do take Amy to my mum's for a few days 27th till 30th. But Christmas is at home for me.

Crystal xx

Posted by: Crystal Jigsaw on 13th Dec 2007 at 08:58AM

Cait's Avatar Never mind, this time of year is always 'difficult' if you ask me (my middle name being Scrooge!). Just have a whale of a New Year but enjoy your time away too. All will be well.

Posted by: Cait on 13th Dec 2007 at 10:26AM

Tattie Weasle's Avatar I know decorate the car!!! Sorry probably not a good thing to say when you've going on such a mega journey...used to do them with parents criss crossing Africa to stay with family/friends. Dad felt we'd get to see the real Africa if we did so we used to call it MMBA road trips (miles and miles of berludy Africa...) the loos weren't that great either if we found them nor were the snacks - fancy a grilled bush rat for lunch?? Tho' we did have adventures galore usually with the car breaking down - I hope that therefore your trip goes smoothly, that the songs you sing on the journey are in tune and that you get there sooner than you think - have a great Christmas!

Posted by: Tattie Weasle on 13th Dec 2007 at 10:42AM

Milla's Avatar hmm, the California bit sounds more tempting than here, but the rest of it? Not so much fun. Have the best time you can and enjoy your boys when you get home.

Posted by: Milla on 13th Dec 2007 at 01:13PM

Pondside's Avatar I understand completely and will cross fingers and toes for a very big snow storm - so make sure you have everything you need in the house for Christmas at home, just in case this works! Where in California would you be going? I went there for the first time in the spring - San Luis Obispo - what a beautiful place!

Posted by: Pondside on 13th Dec 2007 at 02:48PM

Woolyworks's Avatar Thank you for all the encouragement and balance. It will all be fine in the end, but the anticipation is what's killing me right now. I'd rather be singing carols and planning the Christmas Eve fun, instead of packing and imagining the drive and my boys being alone. Good idea to decorate the car, Tattie! I now have a better perspective with Africa to compare with. If you survived, I'm sure I will, too. Thank you, Pondside, for the virtual snow storm. I'm waiting for it. We're heading to the San Francisco area, so maybe the snow will hit there as well!

Posted by: Woolyworks on 13th Dec 2007 at 03:08PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Oh Woolyworks - so difficult for you . . . .love and hugs . . .we will all be here for you when you get back.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 13th Dec 2007 at 10:53PM

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