Christmas Comes Early

Yesterday I was given an amazing gift!  I’ll be able to enjoy this gift from now through to Christmas and beyond.  What kind of amazing gift is this you ask?  “It came without ribbons, it came without tags, it came without packages, boxes, or bags” LOL  Well it’s…………. my son Marty and his partner Jeanette!  They arrived home for Christmas all the way from Malaysia after 23 hours of flying and landing and flying and landing and flying and landing again!   What better gift could a Mother ask for?!

Marty & Jeanette August 2012

Marty & Jeanette
August 2012

They enjoyed a really good cup of French Pressed coffee (thanks to Kelsey, Melvin’s girlfriend)  almost as soon as we got home from the airport.  We had a simple spaghetti supper so they could continue to relax and get their ‘land legs’ again.  Afterwards, my two Granddaughters, Kalia and Livi, and Darin and Amanda came over to see them.  The girls were SO excited!    Jeanette managed to stay awake until 8 p.m. but Marty held on until 9:30 then called it quits after well over 24 hours without a good night’s sleep.

Our house is full of life.  This morning we began watching a new BBC series that Marty knew we’d like called “Wonders of the Universe”  and when we’re done, we’ll start Carl Sagan’s series “Cosmos”…….. Marty’s all pumped about the Universe these days!   Then Melvin and Marty brought up the electric guitar and keyboard and had a bit of a jam session in the living room.

Gaming After Jam Session

Gaming After Jam Session

Marty had just bought a new acoustic guitar  with pickup in Kuala Lumpur last week so he wanted to test it out on the homefront.   After eating a season’s worth of Asian food,  they enjoyed good Canadian cuisine of roasted carrots, parsnips, beets, and corn with roast Chicken and mashed potatoes and a nice fresh green salad  tonight.  Jeanette, Nellie, and I gleefully planned alot of meals and baking to enjoy in the coming days and weeks.   Tonight my son-in-law Mike brought his own home-roasted fair trade Sumatra coffee beans for Marty and Jeanette to enjoy for the next couple of days.   After dinner, we all watched “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”…………… (~sigh~, again).  We also began making plans for the Star Wars moviefest including Robot Chicken Star Wars.

Both of them actually felt more fatigued today than yesterday – likely the result of the adrenaline rush yesterday, the weeks of extreme heat in Malaysia, the long flight, and of course, the lack of sleep………. not to mention the time change.  They left one day and arrived here 23 hours later, but on the same day and even gained about 1/2 a second (thanks to Einstein’s Special Relativity Theory, I think)!  In the true spirit of Marty McFly, they went back in time, so to speak.

For the coming days and weeks, Marty will be busy re-exploring the old neighbourhood and ‘gaming’ with Melvin.  Jeanette is happy to be where she loves to be:  in the kitchen cooking  again or enjoying the cold Canadian winter, before she heads down east to visit relatives in January.   But tonight, our two world travellers barely made it to 9 p.m.

Jeanette in the Kitchen

Jeanette in the Kitchen

We’re  REALLY excited to have them home for the next little while.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl Ferroni
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 00:29:13

    This truly is the best Christmas present Linda. Enjoy your Christmas with them! On a side note, I noticed the clock above the kitchen sink …. exactly the same clock I have in my kitchen! 🙂


  2. thatoldschoolgirl
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 02:16:50

    what a wonderful early Christmas present


  3. Bet
    Dec 08, 2012 @ 02:40:44

    Awesome to have ya’s back “home” again safe and sound!!… Hope to see you on the west coast one of these days!!… Merry Christmas to all of you!!….

    Love Bet…xoxo


  4. anitapreciouspearl
    Dec 13, 2012 @ 09:49:19

    Ah grammom – there’s nothing like family and that wonderful feeling of knowing everyone is home and near and safe and together. It’s my favourite part of Christmas! Merry Christmas!!


    • grammomsblog
      Dec 13, 2012 @ 14:41:54

      Yes Anita, it’s going to be a special time with most of my grown kids home for Christmas this year (unfortunately one son, Taylor can’t make it home). I hope you visit my blog again – thanks for taking the time to comment.
      Merry Christmas to you and your family too.


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