I need to go into work this morning, unfortunately, along with most of my office. Nobody is really able to focus, though - everybody's thoughts are on the break.
Husbear got left with the short end of the stick today; he'll be at home frantically cooking and cleaning and packing, with a little last-minute shopping thrown in. We're all set on gifts, we're just a little low on those other essentials, like wrapping paper and gift bags. He only has a few hours to take care of all this, since I should be home by 1:30 and we're leaving directly after that. (don't rob my house, please!)
For once, I feel good about this year, since I sent out all my mailing Christmas and Hanukkah gifts earlier this week. Now I owe the office like $50 in UPS postage, which will be fun to pay when we get back in January. (At least by then I'll have made some progress towards paying off this giant gift/Italy/car credit card bill!)
We're bringing the cats this year - they're going to have their own Hanukkah, visiting their cousin-cats, Fritz and Feo. I've got high hopes for the car ride. Luckily, these cats have only gotten carsick once, and that was on a really curvy country road. Stupidly, that bout of carsickness ended with them both vomiting on my coat. Now, we put down sheets over everything before we leave.
This disjointed entry is done - time to wrap up all I need to before heading out for the year.