Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Baby Update! Walter Update! Merry Christmas!


Yes, I've been a bit preoccupied the last week or so. Seems to be going around, that.

The wee tiny kitten is home with his ecstatic mama and papa. So...as much as I admire his pic up there, I guess it's time to let it move down. Make room for new ones. Besides, they've probably washed his face at least eighteen hundred times by now.

kmom tells me they said that baby cries in the night sometimes.
--But we're working on that,--they said. '-)

They also discerned that he doesn't like the dark. Whereupon his dad ran out to the store and bought a night light. Make said baby kitten feel better.

kmom is greatly enjoying all this. As are we all.

See, some of you get new babies in your families fairly often. For us, this is an exceedingly rare event. Of k's two sibs, only one of us - kbro - had children. Two. One is the lovely niece in question. The other, the excellent nephew, is of the firm opinion that he will remain childless.

So this little one is a very special baby to us, indeed.

I guess I need to wise up. These new babies keep catching me off guard. I think they aren't supposed to arrive until the stated Three Weeks from Now - then all of a sudden THEY'RE HERE!!! and I spring them upon you, all unawares.

I've become an Ex-Step Grandma and a Great Aunt all in the space of a few months. Gracious!

Walter asked for time home for Christmas. If the company found him a good long haul, he'd stay out on the road. He was just off work on a long unpaid leave, and his heart seems okay again, and we need the bucks. Not to mention, Christmas at home can be hard for him. He gets homesick for his family in Europe sometimes, and for Christmas, it can be easier for him to stay on the road.

But past experience has taught us there's little work available over Christmas. So he told his driver manager, --If you can find me a good long one, fine. If not, send me home.--

They got him a job to Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is still quite a distance from South Florida, although to us it feels like the back yard. Still...The fuel cost from Atlanta to home is significant.

I guess it's a sort of Christmas present. They couldn't find Walter a load to bring from Atlanta to South Florida. So they ordered him to deadhead home - no paying load, just an empty trailer. Ordered as follows: *Arrive home by 11PM 12/25/07!*

Yes SIR!


I just got off the phone with him. He's taking a little break in Valdosta, GA, almost at the Florida line. He's moving along quite well.

kmom and kdad will come by to visit this morning, and I'll get to see my sweetheart by tonight. Whenever he gets here is fine by me.



AspergantuS said...

Merry Christmas K.
Peace to you and yours.

Jean said...

So you get at least two presents this Christmas... that beautiful baby and wonderful Walter home.

Merry, Merry Christmas K.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're getting such a nice Christmas present. :)

Merry Christmas to you and Walter, K.

k said...

And Merry Christmas to all of you! Very, very, very.

I got him. He's home now, safe and sound.

My cup runneth over.

Livey said...

I'm so happy for you my friend! Merry Christmas to you and Walter, love yas!

Desert Cat said...

Merry Christmas dear k!

k said...

And a very very Merry Christmas back atcha, you two!