Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas, Blogford Falls!

Adam and I made the radical decision not to travel this holiday, on account of:
- general exhaustion, of both our bodies and our bank account;
- 2 book manuscripts, due about 5 minutes before the baby gets here;
- that much-anticipated baby, whom family members are coming to see in February.

So we spent Christmas Eve with a pair of relative strangers from our childbirth class. They're new to town also, with families on the opposite coast. I think all four of us were surprised by how much fun we had together. Definite long-term friend potential there.

Adam also surprised me with a silver and amethyst necklace last night. I am so not a jewelry person and Adam is SO not a jewelry-giving kind of guy. But the necklace is beautiful... and, as Adam's note explained, represents the birth stone of our son-to-be. It's not a gesture I would have expected from Adam. But, then, I wouldn't have expected that I would have started bawling either. Adam wrapped me in a hug and said, "Aww. You're not going to cry, are you?"

I wore the necklace to bed. Am wearing it now, with my toothpaste-splotched pajamas.

G. acted kittenish all morning, frolicking in the wrapping paper and ribbon. Music-lover that he is, he's claimed the baby's new musical mobile as his own, and purrs as each of the mobile's little creatures swoop down to alight on his head.

It's been a happy morning, although we are missing our families today. Adam's busily uploading photos to send to them right now. And, huzzah!, Benedict is coming for a visit in a few days.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

(And count your Christmas blessings, as this entry almost concluded with, "Blog bless us, every one!" Having scanned the sky for thunderbolts, and reflected on the relative merit of puns, YelloCello repressed her inner Tiny Tim.)


At 8:20 PM, Blogger What Now? said...

Merry Christmas to you and Adam!

At 1:09 AM, Anonymous New Kid on the Hallway said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Sending you best wishes for the New Year!

At 12:52 PM, Blogger jo(e) said...

Merry Christmas!


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