Ok, so I know that folks on this board always know the right things to say. And sometimes I am like a deer in the headlights.
I had a little cocktail party last night. One of the women asked what I was doing for Christmas this year. I told them how I usually drove to IL but this year I was staying home. Not really understanding where she was going with this.
So she invited me to her house for Christmas Eve. And then another couple said, you need to come over to our house Christmas Day (and even bring Gigi.)
I should have known, but I wasn't really expecting invites from these folks. I said something about how nice of them to invite me. But nothing else. And the conversation turned to other things.
As the couple was leaving, they said something about seeing me on Christmas as they walked to their car. I again froze and just wished them a good night and thanked them for coming.
I really, really, really don't want to go to either place. I am so looking forward to staying home. Snuggling in my warm house with all the holiday decorations. Watching Christmas movies I have taped. And I have already bought the cornish game hens that I plan on fixing. I have a bottle of champagne to make some Pomegranate Poinsettia cocktails. Just will enjoy the time by myself before we hit the after Christmas sales on the 26th.
I just need to be clear when I speak to them next that I would rather stay home by myself with my dog than go to their house. [see how bad that sounds when I say it -- that is why I need some help.] Since neither finalized any times, etc with me, I know that I still have my opportunity to tell them that I am not coming. I really didn't mean to give the impression that I was. But I apparently was too lame in my response. It was really nice of them to offer. Help.