Merry Solitary Christmas
That means that I'm here in Edmonton by myself for Christmas.
Originally, I had planned on trying to get myself invited over to my friend Lizzy's house for whatever kind of Christmas dinner they had. She's a former co-worker that I still get together with, and she and her husband are both from Europe, so they don't have any family here either. A couple years ago she even mentioned me coming over on Christmas Day, but it was the year that my mom came, so I didn't go. Unfortunately - for me, not for them - Lizzy and her hubby are going to the Caribbean over Christmas, so there goes that idea.
Now I don't know what to do.
The first Christmas after XM and I split up, I thought I was going to be alone at Christmas, but that's when Mom came up here instead. I used to think I could join Ginny and her family, but that's not an option any more. With anyone else, I would feel like I'm sort of crashing a family gathering, since the couple other friends I have here, I don't know their families at all. I kind of figured that, as long as I stayed in Edmonton, there was a good chance that this would happen at some point. I'm trying to think positively and look at it as two extra days off in the middle of the week with no obligations whatsoever.
The truth is that I'm really sad about it.