Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Closed for Bookings
We have closed our diaries for social events for the rest of the year. There may be an afternoon where someone visits us here, and there may be one evening where we visit someone in East Lancs, but that doesn't take much energy. As for everything else, unless someone we haven't seen for ages jets into the country, we are not saying yes to anything else.
Dan is all over the place for work over the next few weeks, including an overnight stay. The overnight is a big thing for us. Since we met in 2001 we've only spent two nights apart. But, this is for a potentially very significant move for Dan and so for us, hopefully it will be worth it. Maybe it will even be fun for one or both of us.
Without even thinking about it we have a work thing each, we'll be visiting our three sets of parents twice each in December. We are going to a concert, my friend is visiting, we're meeting a friend in Manchester to be introduced to his girlfriend, I'm at the shop on Christmas Eve. That's ten days with something going on, let alone the bodding about for work I mentioned earlier, an afternoon gift shopping, wrapping and posting.
We don't do much but it still adds up. We used to visit people a lot more, but now we slot in when it's sensible. None of our friends live near their families, so everyone is nipping here and there. Even fun is tiring, and it's no fun to be doing things just out of obligation.