Monday, September 17, 2012

Holiday season: Bittersweet?

When Husband worked offshore, this time of year became almost a feared time of year. In the position he was in offshore, work typically ramped up towards the holidays, the worst possible time ever. Ever since Husband has started working in the office, this is not an issue for us, but I have dropped to my knees more than once to just thank the heavens that my guy is at home on Christmas morning.

Holidays are important to me. Birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, you name it. And when we had to change our lifestyle to start accommodating those holidays at different times, it kind of broke my heart. But, as we humans do, we learned to live with it, and when the financial meltdown happened, we learned to live with it even easier. And you know what? There are worse things in the world than celebrating your birthday a week later.

What are you "oilfield family traditions" during the holidays? We used to put the Christmas tree up the first week of November, just that we could enjoy it together for longer. But who am I kidding, I've put it up early  the last 2 years that he's been in the office too. Tell me about you!!