Holiday Randomness

A few assorted personal observations about the holiday season this year:

  • I’m only buying presents for 3 or 4 people this year. Something must be wrong with me.
  • I have gone to absolutely no holiday parties so far. I skipped my company’s ‘during the business day’ party this week because I have too much to do before leaving for my Christmas vacay.
  • I am actually going to a small party during my road trip, one in which I know exactly one person. I do like my co-workers but this party of strangers will probably be more interesting than my office party would have been.
  • Family socializing is on my agenda this holiday season for the first time in years. Looking forward to it.
  • Still waiting for the usual holiday depression to kick in. So far it hasn’t. I’m happy about that. Maybe this is the year for ‘depression lite,’ where I’ll shed a tear or two while watching “It’s A Wonderful Life” but will be smiling the rest of the time.
  • I do like several Christmas songs but so far I haven’t allowed myself to listen to more than two in a row. Maybe I’ll listen to one of the XM holiday channels on my road trip.
  • The road trip will be awesome, weather permitting. I haven’t taken a December road trip since the 1980s. One leg of my trip does involves mountains but the rest is through the flat Deep South, where I hope it will be warmer than it is here at home.

OK, that’s all for now. I’ll blog more from the road if not sooner.


Linda V. said…
Be careful, have a wonderful time, give my best to sister, and send a postcard from New Orleans!!! Love you, and Merry Christmas!!!!