I woke up feeling sorry for myself. Home alone except for my beloved Beagle Diva Gerl. She rolled over and let me scratch her belly and ears before needing to go out. She never lets me down.
Don't get me wrong. I had choices this holiday season. I could have flown to Virginia to be with family or gone to the Central Valley with my step daughter Heather and her extended family. However, I have been married to Gary for 31 years and we have never spent a Christmas apart and I don't want to start now. So, I chose to stay home and visit him on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
On the way to his "Happy Place", I stopped and bought Gary one of his favorite drinks. A Caramel Frappacino.