Sunday, March 27, 2016
Ham And Eggs
Christmas has been piecemeal this year. Dave and Clay came up on the agreed date and I'd given them the homemade goodies then. Presents, per se, were held back until the group gathered. Deb and Craig had come up last month and we exchanged gifts and they brought presents for Dave, Clay, and Larry, leaving them under the Christmas tree. Keep up here. Yesterday Dave was loaded with Easter bags filled with Christmas presents (I know, it's confusing), as well as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. Dave had gone hog wild for me and this hat was only one of piggy oriented presents in my bag. I admit I'm partial to the oh-so-soft microwaveable pig neck warmer. Sticking with the more conventional holiday, Deb and Craig brought a beautiful container of growing tulips for Easter. I can't wait until they bloom.
As I've said before, every holiday dinner menu will be exactly the same as it was all the years before. Easter is ham, hard-boiled eggs, red potatoes and peas combined, and jello folded into whipped cream. No changes, no additions. It's tradition!
The table cleared, cards came out and chips were distributed for another family tradition, poker. I am very pleased to say that I came out ahead on our two-dollar buy in.
What I have not yet mentioned is that Clay was focused on Easter and forgot his Christmas gifts, and Larry wasn't able to come yesterday. Christmas is going to be the never-ending holiday this year because the dadblasted tree is still in the living room and there are more presents underneath. I guess I'll be saying ho-ho-ho on the Fourth of July.
As Yogi Berra said, "It ain't over til it's over." It ain't over yet.
It was a very good day.