December is usually full of events. Not only does calendar the year come to an end as part of the holidays (which are demanding per-se), but there are also a lot of meetings, get-togethers and parties. All of it in the more tiresome month: December. There's a psychology behind December that is quite odd. There's that feeling of survival, as in "we made it through another year", that other burnt-out sensation, and the lack of concentration that is very usual for the twelfth month. Personally there's another caveat that comes from living in the southern hemisphere: the coming of the summer and the proximity to vacation (or to look at it from a "glass half empty" perspective: the long time that has went through since the previous vacation). I don't work well with heat, I'm a winter person.
This year a Wedding is going to mark the beginning of the end-o-year marathon. This upcoming Friday Luciana and I are taking a bus to Necochea at 11pm, arriving there at 6AM. The wedding begins at 7PM and will probably extend well into 5 or 6AM on Sunday. By 11AM we'll be on a bus again arriving at 7PM.
I foresee a tiresome December. I already have some events I know I won't attend because of conflicting times…
Family-wise I'm going to spend my first Christmas in Buenos Aires in a long time. My brother's arriving from the US Dec. 25th, and we're looking into trying to get my mom to travel from Bariloche for the occasion. New Year will probably happen at my wife's hometown and maybe a week at Bariloche after that to spend some quality time with the family.
Of course all of this has to happen while juggling things at work; it wouldn't be fun otherwise