I’m really not feeling the Christmas spirit right now. While I have made great strides in my appreciation for the inherent values of compassion, generosity of spirit, and of course humility, it is still not a day of joy for me. Having nothing to give my kids, driving a long way for a couple of uncomfortable hours of time with the soon-to-be-ex-wife and the kids, who are equally uncomfortable, in a house that I don’t own just reeks of awkward. The only bright spot about tomorrow is that I am planning on bringing my youngest daughter and her best friend back up with me for the week. That I am looking forward to.
Everyone says they want a white Christmas. Well, this year in New England that won’t be a problem. We have a shit-ton of it right now. And several layers of ice on top of it. Power outages from overweighted trees are everywhere. The roads are a mess. And we are to get another storm tomorrow morning. My wife called me this morning and we discussed the possibility of canceling due to weather. It’s not that I can’t handle the drive, the oldest two have a good drive as well and we worry for their safety. Also, the house we are going to has a tough driveway and no street parking. One pass of the plow and my Civic is blocked in until Spring.
I can’t believe I’m saying this but I almost think I wouldn’t mind staying in tomorrow, the house to myself and just get shitfaced. I’m at peace with things but I am definitely not in the mood to put on a happy face and pretend that I’m happy. I’m dealing. For now, that will have to be enough.
Merry Christmas to me as long as the ice machine is working.
4 thoughts on “Canceled due to weather”
Thanks for the sage advice my friend. I spent Christmas Eve and day wth the dog and a bottle of bourbon. It was fine
You do realize that this is YOUR life right? You don’t really owe anyone anything, although some people are great at making you feel that you do. There is nothing wrong with saying, Nope not for me. or Yeah I’m not comfortable with that. YOU DO YOU!
Merry Christmas! I hope that you do manage to spend it with your family, although maybe the bad weather is a blessing in disguise. Either way – have a good one!
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thank you, Enjoy the day