Tuesday, December 04, 2007

400+ posts...

..and still going...

In conjunction with Jenny, I prefer to not air drama out on the blogs as this blog is quite public. I don't mind airing my personal thoughts out to you folks, but it's safe to say that I'd rather not "air my dirty laundry in public". It's safe to say that most of you know what's stressing me out these last few weeks leading up to the holidays and all I can say is that I'm dealing the best way I can, which includes some over-eating, a great therapist, getting back into my yoga regimen, good friends who listen to me repeat this over and over, and most of all, a patient, loving husband who puts up with my mood swings.

I talked to my Dad this afternoon on my lunch break and suggested that the 3 of us go out to get a tree together when I arrive on the 19th. I'm so excited! Last year was so incredibly different from all other Christmas days and to top it off, I wasn't really in the best of moods. We all tried so hard, but the year of "Firsts" is always painful. The holidays are especially rough because she made them so very special. Matt and I are now in the midst of planning with both families, sorting out who we will see when.

Is there anything that can make this easier?

Yes.

A RENTAL CAR.

Driving all over Western Washington, putting miles on someone else's car is my idea of fabulous. And since we may have to get a second car next year, it's a great way to try out some possibilities.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

Wow! 400 posts. I'm getting close to the big 1-0-0 myself. You are soooo much more experienced than I am.

What an awesome idea to use your car rental as a way to test out possible vehicles for purchase. I never would have thought of that. Any idea what you are going to go for? Do they even have convertibles in Washington? ;)

I hope in the midst of all of your holiday stress that you will at least have a few peaceful moments to enjoy the spirit of the holidays. Maybe we should get together and bake Christmas cookies or something??? I have lots of time on my hands!

Mary said...

Rental car sounds like a great idea! Rental car=freedom from family.

Jenny said...

Drama Drama Drama drama drama drama....and the weather outside is frightful...

Car, good idea.

Brie said...

Rental cars are an excellent way to "shop" around. It's one of the reasons why we updated our rental when we came down to visit you guys. Now the 300C is THE car that we want! Excellent!
Hopefully that will just be a bonus. The main goal: freedom = less stress.

paige said...

I will make no demands of your time, because I know how constrained things are as it is. You and Matt are always welcome, though, to get away from "getting away from it all" with a hot cup of chocolate and a big droolie teenage dog at my sister's. Or, I could just come to you. But really, wouldn't you want the big droolie dog as a party of the package? huh? huh?! =) Big hugs! schteffi