So I'm going away for Christmas. It's the third year in a row that I will be spending Christmas with my husband's family, and not my own.
I'm okay. Really I am. My family has plans of their own on Christmas anyway. Still, it feels funny. It's like my house will miss me or something.
It also feels weird to hang lights and deck the halls when we won't be around to celebrate.
My step-daughter asked me if Santa will still come to our house if we aren't there. I want to tell her that yes, of course, Santa will come. He won't skip our house just because we aren't there. We have a Santa Stops Here sign that says so.
However, although she is five I think she may be trying to trick me into more gifts.
She knows we are doing 'present day' early this year, before we take off (she will be spending Christmas with her mom). If Santa comes and we aren't there, naturally there will be presents waiting for her when she gets back.
For now I'm just fudging, hoping she forgets. She's only five. Her attention span can't be that long.
On another note we are leaving on Dec 21, 2012, the day the Mayan Calendar ends and some say, so does the world.
I was watching the History Channel and it aired a special on Nostradamus and his end of world predictions. According to Nostradamus experts they've narrowed down the exact epicenter of the end of the world. Ironically, it happens to be the exact place I will be traveling to on that day.
I can just see the line of cars leaving the area as we are driving in.
I guess if the world is going to end its better to be at the center of it than the perimeter. I've read The Road. I don't want to be kept on ice in some body's basement meat locker when the resources run dry. At least this way it's Boom. Game over.
Still, I might stock up on water and jerky. With Twinkies out of the equation I'm not sure what other food sources will last indefinitely and are easy to pack.
I'm also running up credit cards and running on the treadmill. The first is in case the world really does end. Might as well charge as much as I can if I don't have any debt. Does this mean my student loan is finally forgiven?
The second is in case the world sort-of ends and I need to run away from shit. All that treadmill running will come in handy.