Dec 12 – Spending Time

Would you rather have one more hour with someone you like, or one fewer hour with someone you can’t stand?

Without a doubt, one more hour with somebody I like.

One of the worst feelings is when you meet up with friends / family and you only have limited time together before you have to part ways. Even worse if you haven’t seen them for a while.

For example, a couple of years ago I was interstate on a work trip, and knew that once I had gotten to my hotel from the airport, I would have a very limited window of free time before my meeting later that afternoon. My cousin had only recently given birth to her so-cute-it-hurts baby boy. I hadn’t seen my cousin for a number of years, and this was the perfect opportunity to at least see her and the baby, albeit briefly.

Naturally, once I got there, time absolutely flew by and before I knew it, my alarm on my phone was going off, telling me that I had a thirty-minute window to get in a cab and head off to me meeting.

If only I could’ve spent another hour with her. Oh who am I kidding, I would’ve loved to have spent the whole day with her and bubba. I’ve always wanted to have another opportunity to go back and visit her again, but it’s been too difficult. Sometimes there’s really cheap flights up, and I’ve either got no money, or I can’t get time off work. Or when I can get leave, flights are ridiculously expensive.

Now that my mum is living up there as well, not far from my cousin, there’s now even more reason for me to head north for a visit. Ideally, I would have loved to have gone up to celebrate Christmas Eve (which is when we do christmas), but of course, flights are so incredibly expensive. I even thought about going up first thing Christmas Eve and then catching the last flight back, but it’s not looking like it’ll happen.

It’s actually making me feel somewhat uncomfortable, as it’s the first Christmas in at least 15 years that I haven’t spent Christmas Eve with Mum.

It’s giving me anxiety. :-S

Apart from wishing I could spend time with family, I would be more than happy to just have an extra hour in the morning so I can cuddle Hulk. It’s something so simple, and yet something that I take for granted. Sometimes I wish I could just spend a whole day in my pj’s, curled up in bed with him, falling in and out of warm cosy slumber all day. *sigh* oh that would be heaven.

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