Sunday, December 19, 2010

Home again home again

I made it back to Missouri with only minor emotional damage. I learned that night flying is not something I enjoy, airline cookies are gross and lucking out with that random hot guy sitting next to me may not be in my future. Overall, I guess it wasn't a bad trip. Detroit was cold as all get out and there was a ton of snow of the ground which made me kinda freak out that the pilot would hit black ice and we'd go skidding to our doom. I did get to see the most perfect baby snowflake while waiting to get off the death trap that flies. So cute and tiny with six pretty little points. I think the longest part was waiting for my luggage because mine always ends up being last. It was either that or the drive back. Three hours in a car after traveling all day by air seems like the longest time ever.

Luckily I have cute animals to come home to. My dear Harley was over excited to see me and Suzy the cat was excited I brought her mice. Earlier I caught them sleeping together, so that big facade they have of hating each other was thrown out of the window. Suzy is hilarious and one of these days I'm going to video her and the bag that she likes. One of these days she's going to jump in it and out of the bottom....haha Currently she's on her back beside me sleeping and Harley isn't far away snoring. According to my grandma they are never this calm when I'm away. I must have awesome animal soothing qualities.

Anyway, I have yet to put up Christmas decorations. It seems like I'm the only one that cares about it here. Christmas celebration doesn't happen on the 25th here, but rather on the 1st or any other random day. It is disappointing, but its life. People keep asking when I'm going to Kansas, and even though my answer has yet to change, I keep being told that I need to go there and I need to do this or that or the other thing. I'm sorry folks, but this is my winter break. It is set up specifically how I like it so that maximum relaxation can occur and your bickering and picking and nagging is not improving mine or anyone else's mood. Sorry, really had to get that off my chest. I've been home for not even 24 hours yet and almost everything about me has come under the microscope already. From not dating to weight, to father stuff to school, work to animals, everything has been picked on. It's tiring and I just arrived! I'd like a moment or twelve to just breathe.

Ok...breathing. So tomorrow it looks like decorations will be going up and I'm quite pleased about that because I would like to be in the spirit. I also get to go talk to my work tomorrow. I really don't want to work much, but I would like to pick up a few extra hours. Being lazy all the time bothers me. Hopefully I can get a few projects done without infusing them with the smoker's scent (my gma smokes, not me). At this point, I really hope that I get some moments to breathe and relax. I hope Santa brings me just that. And a unicorn.