I had the extreme pleasure of taking a vacation with my family over Christmas. It’s the first time we’ve ever been away from home for the big day. We spent an entire glorious week in a rented condo directly on the Atlantic on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
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I mean, if you want to get technical, I’ve never actually been rock climbing, per se. But when I was a camp counselor, I did climb 2/3 of the way up a wood tower before having to be lowered back down in my harness. It was humiliating, but in my defense, NO ONE can support their upper body weight with only their fingertips when holding onto a tiny wood block without so much as a groove to grip. It was a design problem, I assure you.
Look how easy this guy has it – with his fancy finger-friendly grips.
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Okay…yes…this is about Thanksgiving. Yes, I’m a little behind. I will admit that. My site host was having some issues and was down most of Wednesday. By the time evening rolled around, I was busy toasting things (see below) and cranking out desserts. And then it was the actual holiday and then it was the holiday weekend…so, yes, this post is slightly late, but the feelings are still valid, so I’m going with it.
Deal with it.
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When my kids were little, our birthday tradition always included a pinata. Half of the fun was picking it out, half was filling it and half was beating the crap out of it. (If you did the math…yes, it was always 50% more fun than we even expected!)
(Not this pinata)
For one of these parties, we had a spider pinata. Don’t know why. We don’t have any birthdays around Halloween or any good explanation like that. We just had a spider. A couple of days before the party, my three-year-old daughter informed me that she intended to “break the a$$ out of the spider.”
(But this one)
Okay, you caught me. We use a little salty language at our house. And yes, my three-year-old said a$$. (I suppose I could say ass, but a$$ seems more ladylike.)
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