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Enjoying The 3 Day Weekend

Saturday, December 23, 2017

My work let me go home at 2 pm yesterday (I usually get off at 4:30 pm) for the holiday. :D After I got home, my best friend Denise and I hung out for the rest of the day. We ate dinner at Denny's (she paid, since she was so late, which was nice), drank hot chocolate while watching "Home Alone 2", and played a Christmas trivia game while listening to Christmas music. We also exchanged gifts, but we aren't opening them until Christmas day.

I found out last night that my salary will be going up on January 1st due to inflation!!! :D YAY!!! It's not much of an increase, but every little bit helps!

Denise mentioned that her sister is publishing a book, so she is having a book launch party on Friday, March 30th of next year, and asked if I'd like to join her and her family to SF (where the parties are). Then the next day, on March 31st, her sister is having a private party at Golden Gate Park. Apparently, Denise's parents are going to help pay for the catering (which will be Vietnamese food, and I'm not sure if I'll like the food). So, her family is leaving LA on Friday, and will come home on Sunday, so I would only need to take Friday off of work, which is nice. I need to decide what to do, but the thing is that Denise fights a lot with her mom, and I'd hate to have to witness it first hand if I join them on the trip. I think I'd rather just travel with Denise sometime (as opposed to with her family as well). Her mom is kind of rude, and I feel uncomfortable around her. Also, Denise said that she would need to visit her grandmother in San Jose as well, and I don't really want to tag along to her family get-together, and wouldn't want to go sightseeing on my own. I think I'd rather just go on a cruise with just her sometime next year.

It's just exciting, because I've never gone on vacation with my own money before, so I look forward doing that next year (hopefully a cruise)! :')

Christmas is coming!!! :D I feel a little guilty, because I won't be giving the $500 to my parents after all, because I need to save money for a car (our van is a beater). But I did spend at least $25 on each of my family members this year, so I don't think I need to feel guilty at all---plus, I will be paying for our Christmas lunch out (we are going to a Chinese buffet). My mom went overboard on Christmas gifts this year, but I don't think it's my job to bail her out of bad financial judgments. I don't know. Anyway, I've been listening to Christmas music non-stop this whole week! :) I can't believe Christmas is on Monday, and that next week is the last week of 2017!

I feel really sad to say that I am 99.99% sure I won't be in the 150s weight-wise by the end of this year. :( I really have no one to blame but myself, but I just love food, and I feel like it contributes to my enjoyment of life. It doesn't help that it's the holidays either. Oh well.

I am enjoying my 3 day weekend. :) I hope you are too!
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    A cruise sounds like a lot of fun. They have these 3 or 4-day cruises to Mexico going out of Long Beach. We went once, years ago, and had a blast.
    Best wishes!
    782 days ago
    No guilt! Can't change the past, and can't make changes if you aren't hungry for them, deep down in your soul. Enjoy every day. Remember that you are no one's parent, and every adult is responsible for their own choices, not you. So if it makes your mom happy to overdo it for the holidays, that is her call. She will figure out how to handle the financial aftermath. Don't feel bad about how much or how little you spend on someone's gift, think about if you gave them something that will give them happiness, even if just for a moment. THAT is the perfect gift!
    Excited about your developing vacation plans, and think you are wise to avoid all the potential family drama with your friend and her travels. Maybe you could find a way to go to the book launch (if you want to go, that is) on your own. Is there mass transit you could use? Is it too far for Uber or Lyft? If you want to do something, get creative, there's a way to do it, you just haven't figured it out yet.
    Here's wishing you a happy, bright, wonderful holiday season.
    786 days ago
    Yes, I'm happy for the three day weekend! Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy yourself!
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    787 days ago
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    Enjoy your 3 day weekend. Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy time with your family. emoticon
    787 days ago
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