Saturday, November 21, 2009

Non-Reading-Related Things

Haven't been doing much reading this week. My social life seems to have picked up. I had a VERY long week at work, which led to more socializing than usual. Tuesday night, I joined some colleagues for "one drink," which inevitably turned into a couple. Wednesday night, Ricky and I went to his parents' house for dinner, since we haven't seen them in forever. Thursday night, we went to our friends' house to watch the Dolphins game. And last night, I was too tired to MOVE, let alone read anything. Since most of my reading time is in the evenings while Ricky watches TV, that means that I'm in the same place I was on Sunday night. Sigh.

I booked my ticket home to my parents' for Christmas. Ricky is not joining me. Which everyone else seems to think is very weird, but I think is normal. He doesn't have the vacation time, since he took it all for our honeymoon earlier this year. And he's never come with me to my parents' before, when we were dating/engaged, so it would be weirder to me if he DID come with. I don't know. Maybe, since I'm a married lady, I should be staying here with my husband and having Christmas. But I've never missed a Christmas with my family. And the only time I usually get to see them is at Christmas. So we've worked out this compromise. I don't think he's HAPPY about it, but it's good for him to have to take care of himself for a while, and it's good for me to get away from my responsibilities for a while. Next year...well, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.


Literary Feline said...

I can understand you wanting to be with your family during the holidays. And I know all too well how work schedules can impede holiday plans. My husband used to always have to work the day after Thanksgiving and so we'd end up spending Thanksgiving on our own. Now it's become our own tradition and I love it. I'm not big on family get togethers. As many fond memories as I have of them as a child, I have bad ones to match. People have a hard time understanding that though this time of year, my not wanting to travel to be with family for Thanksgiving--and even Christmas. I imagine it's similar for you right now (although the opposite) with you wanting to be with your family and leaving your husband behind to celebrate Christmas on his own. You have to do what works best for the two of you. :-)

Lexi said...


Ricky and I just spent our first Thanksgiving alone together, since I had the flu and didn't want to give it to his family. It was nice, but I miss the big get-togethers. Luckily, he has family down here, so he won't be completely alone on Christmas, but I hope to bring him home with me next year! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving, doing your own thing!