Thursday, December 30, 2010
Too Busy to Blog???!!
All the kids and grandchild and youngest son and his "steady girlfriend" who is meeting the family (and who likes bacon... oh, yeah, she's "family"!) began arriving on Dec. 27. We will do "Christmas" together on Jan. 1 when everyone is here and the local kiddos are off work.
The Robinson Tradition is to pick up a Christmas tree on the way home from Christmas Eve liturgy when the tree lots are closed down and throw the leftovers out on the sidewalk for the pickin's. At 1:00AM there were none left. Apparently word got around with the economy around these parts. Wifey-who-cleans-up-the-old-tree-pine-needles says, OK, I'm done with that. So, on Dec. 26 we get a 7.5 foot artificial tree at Walmart for half price. The plan is to put up a tree BEFORE Dec. 25 next year. "The married man is concerned with the things of his wife, not Christmas trees", St. Paul says in I Cor. 7 (trust me, it's the Original Greek). Even artificial trees shed needles while you assemble them we found out.
We spent the last few days preparing for Dec. 29, youngest daughter's 18th and son-in-law's 30th birthday party. I bought a charcoal BBQ/Smoker for the Epic Event. I grilled hot dogs and burgers, Godfather Allan made his usual amazing smoked pulled pork and home made sauces, Godmother Danita made banana pudding. Awesome food, great friends, good cigars, Christmas pipe tobacco, and all of her high school friends who have graced our dinner table for the last 4 years who finally left about 2AM this morning.
Daddy and birthday girl daughter...
I am a man most blessed beyond what I have wrought and deserve in this life.
H/T Gomez for the photography