The 23rd of December.
The holiday for the rest of us.
So raise the aluminum pole, ready your list of the Airing of Grievances (I have quite a few as you may imagine) and stay tuned for the Feats of Strength.
I think I have a shot at victory this year.
Jason is out quadding, Lucas is sick and Jacob...well, you've seen the Gun Show.
There is a slight chance he could take me out with one of those elbows, but though I may look slow and sluggish, I think I could take him down first.
I am surprisingly ready for Christmas this year.
Don't get me wrong, I did leave everything until the last minute, as usual, but somehow I left it to exactly the right last minute, and every store, post office and coffee shop I happened through was not busy.
Which, sadly, encourages me to keep up my procrastinating ways.
I will leave you with a photo that I took of the boys the other day when we had our first big dump of snow.
They spent hours outside building a couple of forts which had complex names with words like "federation" and "colony" peppered throughout. I glazed over after the first 15 minutes of explanation, but I did manage to get this cute picture of them without even having to threaten or cajole.
Well, I might have cajoled a tad.