Traditionally in between

The problem with tradition is when it is broken or stops, you’re left wondering what to fill the void with. Traditions come to an end for all sorts of reasons: growing up, moving, change in belief system, getting married….all those things change the way things used to be. The readjustment can be difficult and confusing. I think this is where I am at. I’m not sure what to do with myself on days like today, when the parents are out of town and my sister has her own family to tend to. I’m in that in between stage of single, unmarried, not living at home. I guess this is where I should rely on friends and spend the holidays with them. Although I chose not to this year, I appreciate those friends who extended a welcoming hand to me.

I hope this doesn’t come across all whiney, it’s just new and confusing for me. The day wasn’t bad. I slept in till 10am (almost a new record for me!), shot some terrorists (in cyber land), crashed some expensive cars (in cyber land) and practiced a ton of guitar since I’m playing in a friend’s wedding in less then a month, and said friend refuses to tell me how long I am playing for, I practiced damn near everything (Dave, if you’re reading this….HINT HINT). I did end up seeing my sister at the end of the day, not to celebrate anything, but to draw up an ass-kicking workout routine for the new year. Exciting? Yes.

Even though I’m feeling a bit traditionless this year, I hope in the future I’ll form new ones with lovely people and chocolate pudding. And also, I hope everyone else had a good day, full of family, friends and love.


  1. Aimzee said,

    December 26, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

    Well there’s a simple solution! I hope you treated yourself to a very nice day. Perhaps a nice dinner? I’ve felt the same way at times(being in close to the same situation you are), and when I do, I tend to make it a point to make my very own traditions then, my very own special day…to fall back on again if it ever comes to it. :) Now, to catch up on some more posts ;D

  2. Phil said,

    December 26, 2006 @ 10:49 pm

    I extended my hand and you bit it! A pox on you!! A pox on you (and not your family) I hope you’re practicing TacoBell’s Canon in D.

  3. Cindy said,

    December 27, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

    Uhhhhh, and what what the awesome meal you had with us on this day? Not even worthy of mentioning? You give a guy prime rib and amazing cheesy scalloped potatoes, and it is so quickly forgotten? Tsk, tsk, tsk. I am slain to the core………Heh, heh, heh…..Now comes the part where he has show some bigtime humility to make up for his neglectful rendition of the day……..I’m waiting……

  4. Pamela said,

    December 28, 2006 @ 8:44 am

    A couple times since I got married, my husband and I have stayed home and had Christmas with just the two of us. Those holidays were AWESOME. We slept in, watched movies in our pajamas, made pancakes, took a long walk, roasted a chicken and ate ice cream out of the carton.

    I bet ten years from now, you’ll be in the middle of some chaotic holiday (not that it won’t be wonderful chaos) and you’ll remember this holiday with great fondness. Jeez, I sound like someone’s Grandma.

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