I went to Saskatchewan for two weeks over the Christmas break. I imagined myself skiing and napping by the fireplace everyday. Instead, I spent a lot of time coordinating dates with various people. Shannon and Chris: they were only home for a week; Michael: he left for SK a week earlier than me and we spent Christmas apart, so I missed him; Imti and Raissa: it's not often that our good buddies are home at the same time as us; Baba: special time has to be set aside because Baba is best one-on-one; Michael's family: I wanted to spend more time with the Bowens because there wasn't a lot of quality time at the extended family Christmas events; Mom and Dad: these two are especially tough because they are never satisfied. Am I right Mom and Dad? Lesson learned: Christmas is not about spending time by yourself.
The good news: on our way home from a night in Prince Albert, my parents and I managed to fit in a little skiing: