M and I were scheduled to be in Las Vegas next week and have had to postpone our plans. Local boss has a family emergency and is unlikely to be in the office and we are in the midst of sensitive stuff that requires a corporate officer … that would be me. While I could handle it remotely via FedEx, email, and telephone calls, I felt like the seriousness warranted just postponing our plans. Wonderful M is fine with that, as he has not been feeling 100% and is also wrapped up in a furniture refinishing project at home.
While I should feel disappointed, I am actually kind of relieved. I have a lot going on at jobs, I am in full holiday prep mode, and I am happy to continue to be more hands-on involved in the work-related issues. Now I have a few extra days to get my tree bling, house bling, Christmas lights, and other planning sorted out and ready to implement.
The online shopping packages are arriving daily and cluttering up our living room. I need to sort out what is staying, what is going back, and get that done before Thanksgiving. There are still a few things to be acquired, some exchanges to be made, and of course boxes and wrapping to be done. I really want to get the tree set-up and decorated, the lights hung outside, and some missing ingredients for baking acquired for the 4-day weekend, so we can sit back and enjoy December without the stress of shopping, wrapping, preparing. In that way this vacation change is a gift itself.
A busy time of year for everyone, I know. The nice thing about Las Vegas is the festive atmosphere is 24/7 and I will appreciate it more during the slower pace of January.