We could have been -- it was supposed to blizzard on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Our new son Keith has a snowplowing contract. So when it snows, he leaves...and Daughter #2 leaves with him.
Daughter #1 is a dogsitter, and has five animals this weekend. She'd have to go, too.
Fortunately, the forecast is for clear and sunny. (Not warm -- you can't have everything.) We still have a scraping of snow for that 'White Christmas' look. And yet, we can get around easily. (Yay for drivable roads -- they just don't plow side streets much around here.)
So...if you are...
Invite a friend over. Mr. Bean is always ready to stop by. He may be a bit strange and messy, but guys are like that sometimes.
Ask him for Christmas:
Or wait til next week, and invite him to your place on New Year's. Although I'd skip his 'champagne' and appetizer platter.
(We will be by ourselves then -- our kids are in no shape to drive after their respective New Year's Eve parties.)