It's been a while, I know.
I've been on vacation for about a week and a half at this point. From Stavanger, Norway to Heathrow, London to Newark, New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina. And that was just the flight pattern to get back to the States. Next up we traveled from Charlotte to Key West, Florida. From Key West to Pine Island, Florida.
So. A loooong ride.
And it's been an interesting ride. I've had some bad things happen- I've been called a beached whale (oh you know who you are...); I've sat in a bar with my father and my husband, listening to songs about scrotums (thank you Sloppy Joe's house band); I've put on more holiday weight than I like to admit (thank you fried food, booze, holiday cakes and bacon). Not to mention the fact my silly-ass little puppy is in a kennel in Norway, probably freezing his wee blond tail feathers off.... But then I've also had some not-so-bad, but still a little wonky moments. I've had a fruitless crabbing expedition; a couple of arguments; maybe a silent treatment or two; I've had to navigate places and people with whom I'm not utterly familiar.
And still for all that bad, wonky, what-have-you... I'm lucky. Like, I'm so lucky. I'm lucky because the bad has happened alongside this incredible adventure with my family. The wonky has happened while trying to find crabs in the shallow waters of the Gulf Coast alongside the aforementioned husband, his Mom, my Mom, my Father. I got to come home to the people I love, with the person I love, to spend time with all loved ones.
I am the lucky one. My Christmas is spent with my most loved ones.
The adventure continues tomorrow. But for now...
Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night.