Thursday, December 4, 2008

Return To Sender, and the Tyrano-Truffle






We got this package in the mail
the other day. Anthony, our mailman, was very apologetic. Without knowing what the box contained, he understood the importance that it reach it's intended recipient. So did the others who had handled the package in an attempt to get it to Gabe. Their efforts were evident all over the front of the box. On behalf of the US Postal Service, Anthony sincerely apologized. It's all good though, Gabe is home. And thanks to the US Postal Service, Gabe will get his priority package tonight.


I spoke with Gabe yesterday afternoon. I still can't believe how good he sounds, and how good it feels to know that he is just a few thousand miles away rather than half the globe away. I could hear my Grand Oompas in the background giving their Momma a hard time. I miss the good old days when they were still here. At least Ryott will be here tonight. The thought of having him and his Daddy safe in my arms kept me up in the clouds all day.


When I got home from work I finally crashed. It makes no sense at all. My son has returned safely from that awful war zone. He and my Grandson will be here in a matter of hours. And what am I doing? I'm sitting here crying in my wine! It's like a dam just suddenly, finally, burst...


A dam full of jet black mascara which is now streaking down my face.


I'm getting too damn old for this. "Uncle Sam, I'm sorry but my son Gabe cannot go out and play with you any more."


Ah, if only it were that easy.


Who am I kidding? Gabe would go anyway.



Rocky made me a humongous truffle the other day. It was the size of a tangerine. I still haven't finished it yet. She made it out of Oreo cookies, cream cheese and chocolate almond bark. It's positively sinful. I don't mind though... it's worth it! I'm not on a diet but if I were that sucker would have set me back by a couple of years. If you haven't tried them yet and want to, let me know... I'll give you the recipe, and then we can all sin together!

14 comments:

garnett109 said...

Glad to here Gabe Is home.
Enjoy your time with him.

GrapevineTexan said...

My son arrived safe back at his main post just two and a half hours ago. It has been a long, long, scary deployment. I am so glad that you will soon be wrapping Gabe and Ryott in your arms. It is a relief and a joy to hear about it.
Katherine ~ PAM of David, safe in Germany

Cat said...

Sometimes the tears of relief are easier to come by than the tears of worry. Glad everyone is safe!

Traci said...

I guess Gabe is home now. Enjoy!

Traci said...

OH WAIT! Truffle recipe please!!!!

Tabby said...

I am so happy for you! Enjoy the time with Gabe and the baby. The nightmare is finally over!

Becky said...

count me among the sinners.....
and so glad Gabe is home

Melanie said...

Please thank Gabe for his service! Glad he made it home safe to his family!!!!
please send recipe when you get a chance sounds delish!!

Melanie

The Queen said...

I am so glad your son has returned safe.. I actually laughed at your note to Uncle Sam.. wouldn't it be nice if we could just do that...

Have a safe and loving holiday season..

Donna RDH in TEXAS said...

I finally found you

Cat said...

Thinking about you - hoping you've been quiet due to lots and lots of happy family togetherness!

Julie said...

I am so glad Gabe is home safe and sound. Merry Christmas.

Michelle said...

Dorn are you okay? Where are you hiding?

Astaryth said...

I just wanted to pop over here and wish you and your whole family a very Merry Holiday filled with family, food and fun!

I hope all is well with you... I'm figuring the lack of posts is due to the same problem I have, too many things to do to get ready for the holidays, not enough time for extra stuff! Miss you and look forward to hearing about the Oompa Christmas!