Holidays are usually that time of year full of presents, family, and friends. IChristmas is one of my favorite holidays and I love coming up with new gift ideas for those closest to me. I also get that bitter sweet feeling because I don't get to spend a lot of time with my boyfriend who lives an hour away. Usually during this time his hours at work increase. I guess you could say it's the nature of the beast. We try and spend as much time together as possible but sometimes mother nature puts a rift in that especially during the winter months. I know as you get older getting together with family and friends can become more difficult because of everyone's very busy schedules. However, this year my family planned on a vacation without even asking me what dates were good for me. What was supposed to be a 3 day road trip has now turned into a 6 day trip away from my hunny. Needless to say we were both very upset. I mean not seeing him on New Year's is one thing but now plans are being changed and I have to leave early the day after Christmas! Aren't my feelings being taken into consideration? Why do I always look like the bad guy? He is constantly telling me to stand up for myself and have more of a backbone ... sometimes it's just easier to give in just to avoid all that fighting. Ehhhh at this point I am very frustrated and missing my babe oh so much! love co