My parents are discussing the idea of coming to spend some time out here at Chez Geek for Christmas. We talked about the idea of doing this last year, but my parents said no because Mrs. Geek and I were not yet equipped with a second bed so they could actually stay here. That situation changed earlier this year when we got an inflatable queen size mattress. My parents would get our regular Afton Plush mattress, and we would camp out on the inflatable in the office/den/guest room.
I'm very much liking this idea. Not only would this afford us the opportunity to decorate our own tree for the first time in a few years (and actually put the couple dozen blown glass ornaments we bought since then to use), but it would be nice to not travel for the holidays for once. We've hosted so few holiday occasions... and it would be nice to do one (though I will no doubt regret this statement come December.)
There are also other, more emotional considerations. I love visiting the Land Of My Birth, but family tensions were very apparent at Christmas last year. The situation with respect to my sister and her husband remains unchanged, and I'm not sure if I am ready to spend a week or two in that house with everyone again. At least I think we could have a more pleasant, relaxed time out here.
So here's to hoping for a happy, healthy holiday season this year... maybe here for the first time.
on 2006-08-22 at 9:38 p.m.
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