Monday, December 12, 2005

Christmas With The Kranks

When my youngest brother and his family were here for Thanksgiving, I told them of my Christmas plans. I would not be home this year. As soon as my 11 year old niece found out I would be going on a cruise for Christmas, she told me I had to see the movie, "Christmas With The Kranks!"

I hadn't seen this movie with Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen before, so I added it to our Netflix account. The movie was here by the following weekend.

We were all there. My guy was home from a week's trucking. My son was home still recovering from his injury and surgery. So we all gathered around the t.v. and watched "Christmas With The Kranks."

As the movie went along, I sank further and further into the couch. See, I had no idea what this movie was about. Tim Allen had been in a couple of cute "Santa Claus" movies before, so I was guessing this would be something similar.

No! It was about a couple (our age) running off on a cruise, skipping Christmas! This is where my guilt really started working on me. I couldn't believe I was sitting there, watching this movie with my son, knowing I was going to be taking off on a cruise at Christmas... without him!

It's been a couple of weeks now since I saw the movie, and I think I'm okay. Last weekend, I started looking at things to do in the Los Angeles area for after the cruise. We have a couple of days there before coming home, and my excitement is building! I found hotels with marina views, an aquarium, the boardwalk, beach paths and ocean sunsets. I can't wait!

But when I look at the calendar and see that next Friday I will be on a plane, heading out of town, to warmer territory for Christmas, I start feeling weird. LOL! (It was just 9 degrees out this morning on my way to work, and just 26 degrees on my way home!) I will be fine, my son will be fine, we'll all be fine! I do plan on having a great time, taking lots of photos to share.


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Sie said...

Go! Let go of the guilt and go have fun on the cruise. How come kids don't feel the guilt parents do? I know my guys would be smiling and waving at their mom without thinking twice, if they had a chance to go on a cruise, Christmas time or not! lol

Smukke said...

Go & have yourself a wonderful, WARM time of it!

Becky said...

The Cranks!! LMAO!!!! Oh man... I hope you guys have a nice trip. Merry Christmas!

Ari said...

I hope you have so much fun on your cruise. Don't feel guilty! You go and have a blast!


Stacy-Lynn said...

Go, have a blast, take loads of your awesome photos, and have a wonderful holiday!


Celeste said...

Hi! LMAO! The Kranks...oh my...I can't breath. Too damned funny. ;) C.

derasta said...

You'll have a great time on your cruise...don't even worry about it...

bookncoffee said...

You soooooooooooo deserve this. It's not like you do this every year. And heck? Remember last year? So goooooooooooooooooo!!!! The opportunity may never present itself again. You go girl.
Can't wait to see your pics.
I guess I haven't seen this movie either. I thought I had. I don't watch much.

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Judith HeartSong said...

you have fun!!!! Sometimes you get to do something special for yourself. I never saw the movie and am so sorry you did.... judi