Tuesday, December 24, 2013

'Twas The Day Before Christmas...

'Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house;
Every creature was stirring, especially the two children vibrating like hummingbirds...

Yeah, TheBoy and BabyGirl G. are pretty excited because tomorrow's Christmas. It's compounded by the fact that we just finished selling our house of 15 years and moving 500 miles away, but to a kid awaiting Christmas, those are mere details for the grownups to work out. Oh, and did I mention that the movers are supposed to be at the house between 9 and 11 to bring us back all of our worldly possessions?

It's going to be a little hectic this week at the new and improved Casa del G., that's for sure...

Tomorrow, though, is reserved for friends and family. We might be surrounded by boxes and the debris of unpacking, but tomorrow we will open presents, paw through our stockings, and try to maintain some semblance of a "normal" Christmas. The visit to the families will be done via Skype, but it will still happen just like years passed. Thursday, OTOH, the unpackening continues in earnest.

You see, I need to find the documents I need to get my VA driver's license so the fun can *really* begin...

That is all.





3 comments:

Jim said...

Jay, I'll wager you this now, and we can settle up on it a decade hence.

When you all look back to now, from then, you'll find this to be the most memorable, if not the absolute very best Christmas, ever.

Soak up the love tomorrow. Marinate in it. Family is Everything, and the stories and memories made this season are the glue that binds.

Just don't sit around in a plaid flannel onesie, sippin' hot chocolate, 'mkay?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Dave H said...

Hot chocolate is fine, with a little extra something in it for Mommy and Daddy. Onesies, yeah, save 'em for the grandkids.

And here's hoping your stocking (whichever box it's in) is filled with 30-round PMAGS tomorrow morning.

Stretch said...

Once you've VA ID to start on your gunnie goodness shopping frenzy I'll serve as chauffeur so you can concentrate on the wonders of shopping in Free America.