All I want for Christmas is downtime!
I now have five different Christmases to go to on five different days and I'm not even dating anybody. @______@
My brother's girlfriend can't get time off around Christmas itself and neither can a friend's husband from Pennsylvania so the current theory is apparently running "houseguests with toddler possibly staying with me for an unidentified amount of time this week, some time this week there's a Christmas party I have to cook for, decorate for, and bring gifts for due to being on the organizing committee, Friday night after work I have to drive to another town for dinner and then drive back because I can't get net access on my laptop from my parents' house and I'm watching the contact mail aliases over the weekend. During said weekend there's a second party in town for the rest of the town friends who don't know the houseguests with toddler but still want to have Christmas, and then my parents want me to come BACK to town to have a SECOND Christmas "because the other Christmas wasn't on the day of" and at some point in here my brain is going to snap and I'm going to be found in a corner cackling madly.
All I can say is some times I thank God I'm single, because (just for example) if I was dating somebody who had the statistically over 50% probability of divorced parents that would turn it into seven different events to get to and come up with gifts for (and again I'm cheating, I wrote a cookbook to give to people because I didn't have time to plan all the different gifts and it was stressful enough getting the cookbook produced and assembled without spending the $360 Kinko's would have wanted to do the printing) and AAAUGH.
/back to my regularly scheduled panicstressflail mode ^^;;;;;