This is an old post that has been sitting in drafts since December. And so it goes…
Mr. Robinson returns shortly following a 5-day hunting trip out of state. His second round in the past two weeks. If you are better at math than me, that means he was gone for 10 out of 22 days in December so far. So what’s a girl to do? Party, of course. And so began, the 15 days of parties. Or, as I like to call it. The 15 days of Christmas.
Day 1: Garden Club party — yes, Garden Club is a real thing whose roots run deep in T-town. Bee keeping. Florida bears and community organic gardens- that’s us.
Day 2: Birthday party for a dear friend… with not a single selfie, post, Insta or tweet to be found. Sometimes when you are having that much fun there is no time to capture.
Day 3: My favorite’s nieces holiday song followed by an evening Christmas party with Mr. R– chili and bonfire style. And once again, nothing but a date on the ol’ iPhone and conversations with friends to commemorate.
Day 4: Rayne’s Holiday Sing-Along and Annual White Elephant Christmas Party- mama style.
Day 5: I know I had something this evening but for the life of me cannot remember it now….
Day 6: Cotillion Club party (and pre and post and everything in between) and…. Britton’s first non-birthday party complete with a party dress and DJ. Sadly, no photos of my little girl who is no longer a little girl.
Day 7: Lighting advent candle at church, (with a great sermon on how to be a gracious receiver- “A partridge and a pear tree), birthday party and Mrs. Claus party (again, for the mama- after all we are working overtime this month), and… Ugly Christmas party for one of the kiddos.
Day 8: Allie Boone’s birthday party… with Christmas cheer for the parents that evening. Or parent in my case.
Day 9: Triple play evening starting with the annual WebbSteiner Christmas dinner… Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up. This is really consecutive nights. The plus side? Mr. Robinson made it home just in time to join in on the evening fun.
Day 10 : A lovely dinner with Santa.. in what might as well have been the house I also grew up in.
Day 11: Christmas Eve family service followed by annual party at the Hanleys. Aunt Bunny said this is the 30th + year they’ve hosted the celebration. Looking back, I cannot remember a Christmas eve that didn’t involve the Hanley’s home (with the exception the Christmas my Dad was sick– also known as the worst Christmas ever).
Day 12: Family Christmas Dinner
Day 13: Post-Christmas Cheer at a co-workers house…. Loved it!
Day 14: Skeet Shooting with some of my favorite high school friends.