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Christmas in Calgary

posted at 4:16 pm
on Dec. 17, 2009

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My sister just called and left me a voicemail telling me we pretty much made her Christmas.  We’re heading home to Calgary for the holidays, where my Mom, and 66% of my sisters, will be hanging out, drinking egg nog and talking about cats.

Susie’s dad was in town for several weeks and just left recently.  He spent some of his time staying at our place, and some of it elsewhere, and it meant that our Christmas planning got a little delayed, waylaid and otherwise postponed.  But things are set now, and we won’t be going to Virginia this year.

We had, for a while, contemplated getting in Jessa (our Jetta) and heading south until we couldn’t do that any more.  I’ve always wanted to visit Baja, Mexico, and I even did some research and got some of our L.A. friends all excited by the idea of Susie and I coming to visit on our way through town. I also like the idea of a trip that begins with us getting onto Oak Street and heading south, and doesn’t involve us leaving that road until we’re two countries away. 😊

But as is sometimes the case, my excitement overcame my planning and execution, and so disappointment ensues.  The idea of a long car ride didn’t appeal to Susie, and the attraction of spending Christmas with family won out.  On the other hand, it’s made me even more want to go visit L.A., so I think that will for sure happen in the New Year.

Meanwhile, I’m still trying to decide if we should have a New Year’s party in this house.  I think yes.  I strongly think yes, in fact.  But I need to know who’d be able to come.  Would you?



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