11/19/2010

If I'm really good

When I think of the perfect holiday scenario, I think of being able to relax and enjoy a few extra days off work. Last year, I almost lost it. Thanksgiving and Christmas were spend running here and running there and staying at get togethers for an hour so that we could run to the next one.

I don't want to sounds unappreciative of the fact that we get to be near our families. I know some of you don't have that option.

Matt and I both have large extended families. My mom has 2 sisters and 3 brothers. My dad has 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Matt's mom has 11 siblings and his dad has 10 I believe.

This year, for Thanksgiving alone, we have 5 places we are supposed to be at in three days. For Christmas last year we went to 8 different gatherings, including work parties.

When is the relaxing part supposed to take place?

The other day, I had an epiphany. Next year, I want to run away during Christmas. Go on vacation. Somewhere warm. We don't have kids. This could be done.

I texted Matt and told him my idea. He said I'd have to be real good until then. That includes, acting like I'm having a good time when we are going 15,876 places in the next 6 weeks. (I'm not the most social creature.)

Here's to dreaming.....

8 comments:

Kaylee said...

Wow goodness, that is a lot! I wish you luck, I would go bonkers too!

Frugalista said...

that is a lot. it's awesome that you are close to your family geographically and that you know them though. i dont' know my extended family mostly b/c i have never lived close to them. we go to my mom's. that's it. hubby has no family nearby.

shortmama said...

Wow and I thought we were busy with the places we have to go! But you definitely have me beat!

It's Something Beautiful said...

Goodness, you are going to be a busy lady! I have the same mindset this Christmas though. With Mister coming home for the first time in a year - there is going to be a lot of people who will want to see him, meaning were going to be constantly going places. Not that I'm complaining - I need to see my man! lol. I hope you get some time to relax and fingers crossed for a vacation next year :)

www.life-itssomethingbeautiful.blogspot.com

Los said...

It's important to make ground rules ... At some point, you have to cut some people off (or parties) ... everyone has to go through this ... just list the get-togethers, and identify two of them you definitely have to go to - and go to just those.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

A couple of years ago we totally ran away for the holiday. We headed to Florida and laid on the beach. DO IT!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Man that's crazy!

Michel said...

I wish we could go somewhere warm for Christmas! I miss the warmth. In reply to your comment on my blog my favorite college basketball team is the blue devils. I have been a Duke fan since I was like 7. lol