To those who wondered, I didn't get a single Christmas card addressed but I did make some headway in holiday planning and Christmas shopping. Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed every moment with The Papa, and when he was at work I was either in the shops or in the sand. Who wanted to be in the hotel room addressing envelopes? It's okay. Just having them WITH me made me feel productive.
I will head home on Saturday to several kids that I'm missing! And the next morning The Papa will return as well and we'll be together again for a few days before his next trip. The holidays will seem a little fragmented this year because of his travels (can you believe they're making him go BACK to Hawaii a week after he gets home?) but at least I have a house full of kids and often grandkids to keep things festive and happily stitched together while he's gone.
All right. I'm back to resting from vacation :-)