We had our holiday party at work yesterday. I’ve got one week left before I am on vacation until January 2. Here is our busy schedule:
Friday – 9 hour drive to my mother-in-law’s house
Saturday – Bonus rest day since we are arriving a day early. Hoping to see Star Wars in the morning and then watching the UK basketball game in the afternoon. Downside – watching the game on a terrible TV.
Sunday – Christmas Eve with one side of my wife’s family. Gifts and food! It is at my mother-in-law’s house this year so no driving for us. Possibly another movie that morning.
Monday – Christmas morning at MIL’s house and when we open all of our immediate family gifts. Hour and a half drive to have lunch with my wife’s dad’s side of the family and then hour and a half drive back.
Tuesday – Two and a half hour drive to my brother’s house to have Christmas with my family. More gift exchanges and more food. Much noisier and chaotic than the previous day’s gatherings and I like it that way.
Wednesday/Thursday – undetermined. We used to go to my mom’s house each day but now that she’s gone we have to find other ways to spend the days. Last year we did indoor mini-golf and ice skating.
Friday – back to MIL’s house. Still hoping to be surprised with tickets to the UK/UL basketball game.
Saturday/Sunday – one of these day will be the 9 hour drive back home. If we go back on Sunday, maybe a movie again on Saturday. New Year’s Eve will be at home watching TV.
Monday – probably a lazy day at home and then back to work.
A lot of driving, but it is a nice end of the year. Family, food, movies, reading. and no work. My kind of life.
ps. If you look at the left hand side of the blog you will now see a link to Facebook and Twitter. The Facebook link is to my Tater page that I created and abandoned. I am going to attempt to remember to post there more. Like it if you are so inclined and follow me on Twitter. I will try to be more interesting there.
dad, librarian, UK fan, Ravens fan, future hermit