Thursday, December 24, 2009

What A Gift!

My Love is going home for Christmas. Without me. We can't drive 11 hours through a blizzard with out two fur-children, so last week we bought her a ticket. She's leaving today, Christmas Eve at 3pm and will be gone for five long days.

Since she won't be around for opening gifts tonight and tomorrow, we had our Christmas present opening with my parents yesterday afternoon. I'm drinking coffee this morning from the Starbucks Moose Mug that I've had my eye on for some time!

Like a lot of people, our Christmas was much leaner this year. But honestly, I didn't notice. We spent less. Big deal.

What was a big deal? Having dinner with my parents and all of us talking. Including my Daddy. He talks to My Love. TO her.

He's always been distant with my girlfriends. I know it's hard for him. He doesn't know what to do and what not to do, so sometimes, he's quiet and it seems that he's aloof.

But not yesterday. Yesterday, we ALL laughed and talked. And I realized again how very similar me and my Dad are.

20 comments:

Lynette said...

I know you hate being seperated from your lady....but now is a good time to catch up on those books, soak in the bubble baths, enjoy some long visits with the folks, and scrub all that you can when your frustrated.

Akelamalu said...

Sounds like your (pre) Christmas celebration was just perfect. Try not to fret too much until your love comes back home to you.

Merry Christmas and a Healthy & Happy New Year to you. xxxx

Phfrankie Bondo said...

...in the immortal words of the Firesign Theatre: "We're all Bozo's on this bus."...

...sounds like your group has figured that out...Merry Christmas!...

Gina said...

So glad you had such a good time with your family. Merry Christmas!

Ily said...

Chica, I'm happy that you had a great celebration before she left, that included your dad opening up and enjoying the day with BOTH of you. How cool is that??

Merry Christmas, girl friend! Enjoy the animals!

Little T said...

Now THAT is what the Christmas season is really about. No one can wrap up the warmth that brought to your heart, I'm sure. Merry Christmas!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

What a true blessing! I'll wish your love safe travels...Merry Christmas to you all!

SkylersDad said...

That is nice you celebrated before your love left, have a Merry Christmas!

vixen kitten said...

I think a leaner Christmas means people just get more creative and put more thought into what they do end up giving as gifts. To me, that is a good thang! My favorite gifts are always handmade or homemade anyway.

I wish you, and all those you hold close in your heart a Christmas filled with love, joy and laughter... no matter how many miles between you.

with love,
~vk~

Spiky Zora Jones said...

As long as you have a wonderful Christmas sweetie and that is my Christmas wish for you...xxx

Melissa said...

I'm sorry you have to be away from your love this year. =(
At least you guys had fun last night! I have recently realized how much I'm like my Daddy lately, as well. It's kind of comforting for me. =)
I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

CheekyMonkey said...

Sounds perfect!

Monkey got a moose mug from sbux this year.. but it's a colorful one... so probably not like yours.. :)

Cloudia said...

Aloha, Friend!
Happy Holidays


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J.J. in L.A. said...

Yay!!!

My dad and I barely have a relationship, so it's wonderful that your dad is trying. : )

Dana said...

Now *that* warms *my* heart!

Merry Christmas!!

Poindexter said...

Very nice family gathering. So wonderful! My mommy and step-dad are really bonding with my gf (bride-to-be) as well and it truly warms my heart. Santa is answering all our prayers. Merry Christmas to you--Diane

LSL said...

How hard to be separated during Christmas, but you guys had your special time and that's what counts. And so nice to hear you had a good time with your folks! :)

xo and Merry Christmas!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

What a special way to start the holidays...

lesbo said...

that is a great gift!
i'm always happy to hear stories like that. that's what makes christmas so fabulous--family!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, that sounds really sweet. I don't know a lot about you but I imagine it wasn't always easy.