I’ll (not) Be Home for Christmas

See what I did there?  Clever, eh?  Even if the sentence becomes a slightly Brit way of saying things.  Moving way out here I had known that not going home with my family for the holidays would be a possibility this year with me being the noob at work I was not expecting first dibs on vacation time.  And I was right.  But not even that – this year we get 4 days off in a row due to when Christmas falls.  Knowing this I decided to at least TRY to get home.  This time it was the airlines that crushed my dreams.  Thank you Westjet and Air Canada for a lonely Christmas due to your greed.  To get my sorry butt to my parents’s house for the big day was going to run me around $1700!  Yep, you read that right. To fly in my OWN COUNTRY.  Let me remind you that it cost me less to fly to Nairobi, Kenya just this summer.  Add to that kidney-punch of a price the flights are at the most inconvenient times giving me barely 48 hours with the famjam.  Let’s break that down:  1700/48 = $35.42 per hour to hang out with my family.  If you include time wasted sleeping then it gets up to about $65/hour.  After a realistic and very adult conversation with my mother on the phone tonight we mutually agreed that, while sad, we would not be lining neither Air Ebeneezer’s nor ScroogeJet’s coffers this season.

Fear not, dear friends!  I had a few very kind offers from friends and co-workers in the area for some company over the holidays but the best offer so far has been to head over to Regina and spend it with my Aunt and Uncle and their 4 cool kiddos (shout out!).  So maaaaaybe I spoke to soon about where my money would be going but perhaps not.  Tickets are still pricey at about $800 (if I’m lucky) to do the Regina thing by air so my cheap cheap heart has been considering a $166 greyhound ticket.  I thought my bussin’ days were behind me but that saved $600 could go to new shoes…..or my loans.  So looks like I’ll probably be packing some good books and my ipod and hunkering down for a long winter’s nap in a chair covered in stained 80s fabric.  


One thought on “I’ll (not) Be Home for Christmas

  1. Nike says:

    There are many types of motorcycle leather jackets available they Tiger Shoes differ in terms of aesthetics, cuts and sizes. Mostly motorcycle leather jackets are found in black color but different colors are also available. Biker's jacket usually comes with huge pointed lapels and is mostly in black color. Franklin Marshall While the motorcycle leather jackets used by the racers differ as they are mostly brightly colored and don't have any sort of lapels they grip the body more firmly to provide protection to the racer. the north face outlet The motorcycle leather jackets made for women style needs are mostly white in color and can be in square and boxy styles.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: