I hope everybody had a very Merry Christmas! This is a wonderful time of year for family and giving and just really awesome food. Me? This is a slightly depressing time of year because the kids usually spend Christmas with their mom. But I do have great friends here who take me in. My good friends Scott and Jeannine invited me over yesterday for Christmas dinner. Scott's parents from Wisconsin were also in town. We drank Brandy Manhattans and ate a delicious ham dinner. Scott and I smoked a fabulous Griffin cigar afterward. I contributed a homemade pecan pie. That's right!!! Homemade! I made the crust, too. Yeah, I'm cool! Wassup!
Scott and I are going fly fishing in the morning along the Commencement Bay beach just north of Tacoma. Coastal cutthroat trout will likely be the catch. I bought a new pair of wading shoes with felt soles today so I'm excited to try them out.
Christmas shopping is all done for the kids. I hooked up the kids pretty good but I haven't scored the big one, yet. I am considering a dog for us and the Labrador has been on my mind. I'm also considering a Greyhound because I love that breed. I've been combing Craigs List and animal shelters for "The One" but haven't lucked out yet. Since we lost our cat a few months ago (readers who have been here awhile will remember this), all of us have been rather sad without a household pet, and the kids want a dog like really really bad. You know what I'm sayin'? The kids come home the end of next week so I still have a few days. If I can finish this beforehand, it will make their year! I'll have to make sure I capture their expressions on camera when they walk thru the door. This could be really special. I've been wanting a dog for a very long time. If any of you have suggestions please tell me because selecting a family dog is not as easy as it may sound.
Well, just thought I'd drop in and share a few thoughts. Enjoy the Holidays!
Gotta admit that I'm homesick. I wish I were home in Texas with family for Christmas, but oh well. This calls for some James McMurtry. Always an excellent choice for those mellow evenings (even loud obnoxious punkers like me have to mellow every now and then).
Crack open a cold one and give thanks.