Tomorrow I'll be loading up the truck with dogs, my suitcase, and a box of gifts and hitting the road to head back to Indiana for a week and change. I didn't get to see family last year for Christmas, having exhausted the bulk of savings with the move, new apartment, and expenses assorted and sundry (plus I was the FNG at work, and didn't have any vacation time built up).
The plan is to head up I-25 to Cheyenne, take a right on I-80, and make it to Iowa City. I'll be meeting up with an old friend of mine tomorrow night for a bite to eat and a beer or three. Saturday, a short 6 hour drive should bring me to my parent's house.
I've got dinner planned with two old friends from high school next week, Pops has a few days off after Christmas (a bonus, as he's a railroad conductor and usually has to hit the rail on December 26th to haul freight), and while I'll take my laptop, I have no intention of thinking about work at all.
Will be driving home December 31-Jan 1, and back to the office on Jan 2nd.
Posting will be light the rest of the year (not like I blog all that much anymore anyways), so do yourself a favor and check out the bloggers in the side bar.
Y'all have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Blessed Solstice, or whatever it is you celebrate.
Be safe, be kind, and be well.