Mother and child, home on Christmas
Thursday December 25th 2014, 11:15 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

And they are home.

While, over here…

Michelle set her alarm for quite early so she could start orange rolls for breakfast for Sam. John and Richard got up quite early so they could pick her up from the airport. Sam beats everybody on earliness because the only flights from Alaska in December within reach had a six-hour layover in the middle of the night in an airport and then a red-eye here.

Food and festivities and we had an absolutely wonderful day, laughing much. We all got to see Madison across the screens in all her sweetest, sleeping cuteness. (She took his mommy away for a day. Hudson is wary. Give him a day.)

Richard opened Holly and George’s gift of their hammer dulcimer and his eyes got huge. He repeated quietly, all day, I am blown away. I am blown away. I am blown away.

I was chuckling just now, typing that, and he said, reasonably enough, Well, I *am* blown away. I am!

I am, too, but I knew what was all wrapped up over there, and the stand to go with. We hope to do the gift justice, and he gave it a good start by practicing for a good hour quietly as we all chatted.

Sam fell into bed at 7 pm. John helped some more and then did likewise at eight after being on his feet working on the food with Michelle for hours and she was ready to do likewise when we left her place. We got home, Richard sat down a moment, and fell instantly asleep himself.

Well, *somebody* has to get this room ready for the carpet installers coming at 9:00 am. And I had the easiest day, certainly.

After two hours of that, I’m ready to fall into bed myself. It wasn’t just this room–I had to move everything out of the way for them to pull the piano and heavy couch into the other room.

I sat down a moment to take a break and go tell the blog our new granddaughter’s name while hoping everybody else had such a wonderful, perfect day like we did.

And that’s when it hit me. I still have to get all those tubs of yarn stash out of the closet–they’re doing that part too. Okay, a little more to go and then I call it a night.

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And now Happy Boxing Day! Your Christmas sounds like it was full of delightful activity, hope you can relax more today!

Comment by LynnM 12.26.14 @ 8:11 am

I am so happy you were able to be together, if for a short amount of time, and with the help of technology.

Try to not overdo it, if that’s at all possible…

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 12.26.14 @ 8:40 am

Hope carpet installing is going well after that wonderful Christmas day.

Comment by RobinM 12.26.14 @ 3:51 pm

Love came down at Christmas… thanks for that sweet look in. I’d come help with the yarn and Richard’s “corner” if I could!

Comment by Channon 12.26.14 @ 4:16 pm

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