I could use even a one right about now! And unfortunately I fear I'm not the only one needing those before come the Epihpany. We of course, most luckily, don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but we do have few other things before Christmas. All Saints Day was still fine and dandy, but today we have had a Father's Day (waaaaaay too busy celebrating Midsummer at June to even consider having that Holiday when most everyone else, we have it in November) and I'm about ready to find some hole on the ground and maybe, just maybe, come out sometime mid January. difficult child happened to have some time off and was home for four days. easy child was at the tournament 100 miles away whole that time but still they found the ways to irritate each other and fight. easy child's tournament did not go at all like he had hoped for and he has been super irritated and still husband forced me and difficult child to drive with him to watch easy child's final game in the tournament (in which he didn't even really play.) Fun trip that was. Add some usual mother in law drama, difficult child being absolutely obnoxious little witch (even to his grandpa a little, and that almost never happens) almost whole time at home and me having sore throat and runny nose and you can probably guess it was not a pretty picture. I just came back from driving difficult child to the airport and during that time also husband and easy child have managed to get into the fight and both are giving silent treatment to each other - and neither wants to tell me why. So, oh joy! I know husband is stressed (he has nasty decisions to make at work, and right before Christmas), could see difficult child is also stressed and anxiety is quite high (lots of turbulence lately and doesn't help that his flatmate was told right before they left for this little break that he is free to find a new employer, they will let him practise with them a while still and may even play him if they end up short on players, but they are trying to get rid of him. After he leaves, difficult child will be very alone.) And as said, easy child is very disappointed with how the tournament went. Still didn't enjoy trying to play peace keeper at all. I got one decent, if short, conversation out of difficult child and one half an hour of him letting me caress him a tiniest bit while I was watching tv and him just laying next to me and pretending to doze off. Other than that he was trying his best to drive me up the wall. And he is very good at that. With husband, didn't even take lots of trying. BLAAH! But back to the topic! Reasons not to run to the mountains: (UPDATED) 1. It is cold this time of the year (but you could dress warmly...) 2. Monks that might pray you to death 3. Sasquatch 4. ??? . . . 10. Help, please!