Saturday, November 25, 2006
NaBloPoMo Day 25 - Holidays are Tiring
Last night I just wanted to hang out for one night of the week, drink a glass of wine, and relax. So by the time I got to my parents' house I was just a little stressed and I told my dad I was 'familied out'. Big mistake. I hurt his feelings. But I didn't mean it to be hurtful, honestly. For me its an hour driving round trip to get there, and I'm one of those people who lives for my routine and I'm a homebody to boot. And sometimes long stretches of time spent with people you don't normally see on a daily basis... I know, it all sounds horrible, selfish, and I'm a horrible daughter.
And I really do wish I could take it back. Why couldn't I have kept my mouth shut and enjoyed the time with my family while my grandma is here?
Holidays are stressful.
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.