Friday, December 21, 2007

Home for the Holidays

Tomorrow my husband and I will finish packing our bags, hiding the presents among our pyjamas and socks. We will bid a sad farewell to our little kittens as we drop them off at the vet for a weeklong "retreat". We will make our way to our local airport, suffer the indignity of a pointless shoe removal and subsequent hopping to lace them back up. We'll enjoy tiny bags of peanuts (maybe) and chairs that always recline just short of comfortable.

We'll disembark for the second time in a long since familiar airport and seek out my mom amoung the masses. We'll drive home and Christmas will have begun.


Christmas will be full as ever this year. Full of love and laughter. Full of old traditions (like our family Christmas gift exchange and party) and new ones (like the delicious sugar cookies that my husband I will be making Christmas Eve. the days will be packed with board games and food and chatter. And of course, crafts.

I have dedicated an entire bag just for hauling craft supplies with me and I expect to be able to spend most of January stocking up my shop with the results.

My Menfolk

A week from today, we will be traveling in reverse--leaving my family to come home to our kittens. Sitting in too cramped seats, breathing recycled air, and anticipating a few days of quiet putterings and getting things in order for the new year. We will pick up the cats, cover them with the reassurance that they are loved and were not abandoned and we will settle back into our comfortable routines.

So until then, enjoy the winter air, the soft warmth of blankets and the steam from full mugs. Spend some time with your loved ones and rest up before the coming new year.


  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you had happy and safe travels.

  2. I hate flying but love the end results - getting somewhere faster than driving! Hope you had a wonderful time with your family and that you have a blessed New Year!


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