Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Too Much Christmas



I know that I tend to complain about things that I really have no need to complain about. I have been know to complain that things are going too well and pretty soon the other shoe will drop. That other shoe rarely if ever drops by the way.

When my wife told me that the room we have in Hawaii opens onto the patio which in turn opens on to the beach, all I could think of is that there will be people on the patio all of the time. She said that I was the only guy that would complain about being right on the beach in Hawaii. Yep, I am a rare find all right, a keeper even.

I love the whole Christmas season, but this year I have been just a little out of sync. That happens sometimes. Today we went to Arwen’s to have the big family dinner for the first time. We all contributed so that hosting wasn’t such a strain. I made cabbage rolls, Louise did roasted veggies, Maegan made killer carrot cake and ambrosia salad, Arwen did perogies and mashed potatoes, Chris’s mom brought apple pie and candied yams, his sister brought jalapeƱo cheese tarts and the salad. I know I am missing something, but for the life of me I can’t remember. Oh yeah, Arwen made a loaf of bread that looked like Santa. Let’s just say there was a lot of food.

To say there was a lot of food doesn’t really do justice to the table. I could have predicted that I would eat too much and that I would feel like this at the end of the evening. I wish I was stronger. I wish I had more will power. I wish I didn’t have to drive home after the meal. I really wish it wasn’t -28° C. Everything tasted wonderful, but there was just too much Christmas.

Next year I will just have the salad…

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