It’s that time of year, the Silly Season, when families pack their cars to the hilt, throw the kids in the back and head off on long journeys that seem to take for ever and usually end up more tiring than relaxing by the time you return.
For this year it is no different for us.
This morning we set off on our way to Sydney to visit the families for Christmas. The bunnies are going into rehab, I mean a Cattery. The doggins are coming with us and will be the back seat drivers for this trip.
One good thing about fur-kids compared to the real variety. We can get little yellow tablets for the doggins that will sedate them for the trip. If only all parents had it so good. I’m not a huge fan of sedation, but Eve tends to puke in the car and Adam gets a little antsy. The little yellow tabs solve all of that.
So we’ll be gone for a few days, it’s about a ten-hour drive each way.
I hear that this year will also be the first in a lot of years that the whole family has been together on Christmas Day. Since my parents divorce many, many years ago, it has typically been a celebration sans-father. But I hear he’ll be in Sydney (down from Coffs) for the holiday so we’ll get to catch up.
It will also be a chance to see a few friends that I’ve missed on our last couple of trips to Sydney. It will be great to see you all and find out what’s doin’ in my old home town.
So that’s it. I’ll update if I can, will be sending photos to Flickr probably daily (gotta keep up the 365).
Before we leave I have to mow the lawn, wash the bedclothes so we can come home to a nice clean home, David is already vacuumed and mopped the floors. Not to mention packed the car and readied the pets for the trip.
… the house is locked, the kids in the car, estate security has been notified and the alarm is set, so we’re outty. See you in a week or so.
Merry Christmas (or nominated religious/non-religious celebrations) everyone. And if I’m not back before. Have a great new year. See you on the other side.