Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Coming Home


The boyfriend and his family will be taking the long road trip home tomorrow morning. He will be back soon and I haven’t done any of the things I thought I could do while he’s away. Oh well. To be honest, I feel a little guilty about not being there with them. His grandmother died last year,  I had offered to follow to the province but Alfred advised against it. This year, I wasn’t able to get a leave because I have work on all four days that they’re gone. Again, I offered to follow, but it wasn’t a good idea. Bicol is a little too far and unfamiliar for me to travel on my own – whether driving or on a bus.

Not sure if there’s a special roadside assistance plan for the holidays at either the North or South Express Ways. I don’t think I can drive through either without one. I’d be a nervous wreck. What if something goes wrong? Will I be stuck in the middle of the highway with no one to help me out? Haha. I haven’t ventured to drive outside of Metro Manila yet, when I do, I will be prepared. But as I was saying, the boyfriend will be home soon, I wonder what he’s bringing home for me? Smile

He doesn’t normally read Between the Covers, so I can say this here: I’m secretly thinking of getting him what he really wants for Christmas. It’s a bit pricey, and with all that’s happening, I’d really rather give more to charity than spend on more gifts. But he’s been dropping hints and I keep deflecting him. Looks I may be able to make a way to afford it though. So we’ll see. Fingers crossed.