I am totally slacking on the updating! I guess all the excitement has died down temporarily and I'm making the most of the reprieve (napping again....lollygagging around....wandering aimlessly from room to room...)
John just got a four-day trip over Christmas that puts him in San Antonio overnight on Christmas Eve.....a quick 20-hour layover to celebrate Christmas! So, Becca and I are going to fly down there late next week and spend about 5 days in Texas over Christmas (assuming that we can get on the crowded flights on standby). We weren't planning to travel at all during December, but if nothing else, this new life is teaching me to be more flexible. That, my friends, is not an easy job. I'm not really a "go with the flow" type of person!
I am more of a structured type. The type who has a complete meltdown if you change things on me at the last minute. I'm the girl who would throw a raging hissy fit in middle school if I woke up on a Saturday morning and heard my dad say, "Kids! We're taking a local road trip today!" I would lose it. I already had my day planned. And it didn't involve stopping at the Snake Farm or the caverns or hiking. No. My plans involved me painting my toes and nails a hue that matched my shirt and earrings, curling my bangs, putting on shiny lipgloss and blue eyeshadow and going to the mall with my friends. GOSH!
So, now that I'm so flexible (*cough cough* yea, right) I can get on with the here and now. I'm excited we'll for sure get to spend Christmas with John. Otherwise we would have been sitting around wondering if he would get called in off reserve, possibly leaving Becca and I alone up here for Christmas (unless of course we can't get on the crowded planes, in which case we will still be here, alone and huddled together shivering in misery). But, providing things go right, we will get to go see family and have a quick Christmas visit in Texas. Not bad for a first year airline pilot. I am so surprised this worked out the way it did!
Everyone has already mailed all our presents up here. Which, is actually going to ROCK because for the first time ever we won't be spending the days after Christmas packing it all up and mailing it back to ourselves (and by we, I mean me). And, we can come back a few days after Christmas and have another celebration around the brown and brittle Christmas tree that will shrivel while we're out of town! But, hey! We'll just brush those pine needles right off of those gifts and go to town!
What are your holiday plans? If you live away from your families, do you still return every year to visit? And, did you ever spend hours planning how to best match your outfit to your nail color?