As many of you read this I am wending my way across the vast expanse of the state of Texas as my wife and I travel from Houston to Las Cruces, New Mexico. If you have made this journey, you know what a trek it is. With occasional driving relief from my wife and a few much needed stops, it shouldn't be too bad, but it will seem like a long twelve hours with home drawing ever nearer.
It's been a great trip though our visits with family have been all too short. There is never enough time with loved ones you only see once or twice a year. I guess the whirlwind tour is better than nothing, but someday we're going to have to find a better solution to this scattered all across the country situation.
Santa came on New Year's Day for me this year and he was really a she dressed in red and she just happened to be my dear wife. We were in Houston visiting one of our daughters and her husband. My wife decided that we should go to Best Buy (I thought stores were always closed on New Year's Day) so she could buy our daughter a big screen TV set for their new house.
After that mission was accomplished, my wife was in a magnanimous mood and bought me my long desired laptop. She got it for both of us, but I'm sure I'll be the one using it the most since she usually only uses a computer to check the few emails that she gets. Dear wife bought this laptop with me in mind and I am so grateful to her for doing so.
Now that the trip is nearly over and most of the remaining days will be taken up by driving and visiting one more of my sisters, I still won't be on the computer much. However, for the short while I am awake in the motel rooms at the end of the day, I will no longer have to trudge to the lobby in order to use the public computers.
So now I finally have my laptop and now I'll have to find excuses to use it more. Guess we'll need to plan another trip.
See you after I get home.
How did your holiday season turn out? Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? Did you enjoy time with family and friends? Are you ready for another year?