Usually for Christmas, my family meets at my grandparents on my mom’s side and we eat and swap gifts. Then we do whatever we need to do for the rest of the holiday. However, my older brother came up with an idea over the summer that we should go see our dad’s side of the family, AKA my aunt, uncle, and cousins in Summerville, South Carolina. We haven’t seen them since 2016 when our Mimi on dad’s side passed away. It’s always difficult to plan a trip there because of how expensive it always is. An eight hour drive just to get there is a lot on your wallet. Still, we set aside some money and have a hotel room booked for our time there. My uncle was actually so happy we are planning to visit that he booked us the hotel and said that was our present! And it’s a sweet hotel, too. It even has free breakfast which will be rad! It’s nice to go to a hotel breakfast and not be the one making the food. We plan to leave on the 23rd and come back on the 28th so there’ll be ample time to see them. It’s just going to be both my brothers, my older brother’s wife, and their kid (and of course me). I’m so excited to see the last few people left on my dad’s side. I love them more than I love most of the people on my mom’s side. Dad’s side is much more open and loving. My mom’s side likes to think they are but if I can’t be myself around them, then they aren’t as loving.
Okay, I need to leave McDonalds. I’ve been stealing their wifi for the past hour and my shoulders are starting to hurt. I’m off work the next two days so I plan to sleep in and start and finish a bottle of wine with some iced sugar cookies Nickie G bought me as a late birthday present.
Y’all stay warm out there!