Monday, December 20, 2010

Visited by Elves

It has been a tad bit stressful around here since December 2nd.  My parents ended up in two different hospitals in Boston for a little over a week and are currently at a rehab facility, thankfully the same place but different rooms.  Needless to say, it hasn't been looking very Christmas-y around here as I have been living at my mom's, then a hotel in Boston.   That's starting to change.  First, with the arrival of hubby home from Afghanistan....he's been gone a LOOONNNGG time!  The grandbaby looks at him so adoringly and was not afraid of him at all.

He came home for ten days in August and we have been doing video chats as best we can.  So nice to have him in person!!
       Our young warrior, who is now finished with his four years in the Marine Corps but has settled far away for school and work, arrived two days later to spend a week.  Seems to be just what the doctor ordered for the baby momma.  I came home from church last night to find elves busy at work with much laughter and a chocolate war....lights were on the tree, in the windows, and peanut butter balls were being made and dipped.   My cup is full and overflowing at the moment.  Hopefully, we'll get my parents home for Christmas!


  1. WOW<that is a lot on your plate at once.I hope in all that busyness you find a little time for yourself and hubby to connect.

  2. Those elves are busy cookin' up the Christmas spirit & they sure look like they know how to do it well. I imagine havin' all the right ingredients helps make their job easier & so much more fun! That one key ingredient that had to be imported all the way from Afghanistan arrived just in the nick of time! :)

  3. You are in my most recent blog so check it out. There is a rant first, you can skip it if you want, but down at the bottom there is a part about "people I admire" :)

  4. A full plate indeed. I'm happy to read things are looking up.

  5. May tomorrow be filled with better health for your parents and much love and happiness and peace to you and your hubby as you move forward into the New Year! hugs Anna