Daily Prompt – Getting Seasonal

Do you miss the holiday season when it’s months away? When you’re in the midst of holiday madness, do you enjoy it, or can’t wait for it to be over?

This recent holiday season, I really couldn’t be bothered. I was so completely disorganised, it was embarrassing.

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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.

Daily Prompt: Keeping Up with the Jones’

Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can. Paint a picture for us.

I wonder how many people are writing about the same things in response to this prompt? You know, things like bigger TV’s, flashy cars, the latest iDevice, expensive jewellery / clothing / shoes etc.

Well, I’ve got one thing. An overseas holiday.

I’ve never actually had a holiday. Yes, I have travelled, and I’ve even been overseas to do so (although, that was only New Zealand and it’s only been twice!) but still, it counts (although not according to my passport that still remains stamp-less!). Anywhere I’ve travelled to has been for either two reasons: family and / or work.

But what about me?! What about travelling for me?! I know of far too many people who are always banging on about how they’re off overseas for x-amount of weeks, or they’ve just come back from such-and-such a country, or they’re planning a 2 week trip to Thailand (again) for the third or fourth time this year, or how they’ve just sent their child off overseas for a six-week trip to Europe.

Are you fucking KIDDING ME!?!? How on earth do people afford these things? Seriously, how much money are you making if you can afford so much travel?? Even if you are lucky enough to get cheap flights and possibly, cheap accommodation, yes, that makes it much more affordable, but some people seem to just have money coming out of their ears, and those are the people who love to flaunt it in everybody’s face.


…fuck off.

I want to travel for me. And Hulk. But mainly for my own self-indulgent pleasure.

I want to find myself on a beach somewhere. Don’t necessarily care right now, those details are secondary. A beach with white sand and crystal clear waters. Massages by (or on) the beach twice a day. Copious amounts of sleeping and lazing around in the sun to work on getting a fabulous tan (instead of this pasty-white skin that I’m rocking at the moment). Fresh produce everyday, fruits and vegetables and seafood. Lordy, so much seafood!

I want to go canoeing, and snorkelling on reefs, and taking underwater photos of beautiful fish and turtles. I want to go swimming with dolphins, and then end up crying uncontrollably from the onslaught of raw pent-up emotion. I want to find myself in paradise; in a place where the rest of the world doesn’t even exist. I want to completely forget about the stresses of work, and working two jobs. Forget about the stresses of being constantly tired, and being time poor, and having late nights and late dinners. I want to be able to eat dinner at a normal time, and eat it at the beach!!

But the worst part of it all, is that some bitch out there is going to turn around and tell me that they’ve just come back from 3 weeks in the Maldives, and tell me about how utterly ahmaaaahhhzing it was, and that I ‘simply must go there sometime’.

Oh should I? Thanks for confirming that one for me.