My friend Janet and I agree...the single worst thing about being divorced is the every-other-year holiday schedule. My kids are with their dad this year so I made plans to head out to spend Christmas with my Mom and Dad. My bags were sitting in the front hall last night when I decided to check my flight status...unfortunately I was supposed to be flying into Denver this morning...flight canceled...no available flights until the 26th!
After a not-so-brief "meltdown" when I realized that I really couldn't get out, I got back on track....my kids will split time with me, (their Dad lives 5 minutes away) and I will go out to Colorado with them the day after Christmas..
Now I have an extra 4 days in a nice, clean, decorated home...I went to the craft store and got the supplies for a present I didn't think I'd have time to make, and I put on a big pot of lentil soup that should see me through the next day or two...
This is a favorite Christmas spot...in the butler's pantry between my dining room and kitchen...during the rest of the year I have ivy topiaries, (the only houseplant that survives my green thumb.)