|My childhood home on Christmas Eve, and my the Buck my dad shot in 1999 (8 point, 230lbs.)|
|This is how my dad has looked every Christmas morning for as long as I can remember|
|My Mama's sausage pinwheels, one of the many breakfast treats on Christmas morning|
I got a few surprises and a couple of things that weren't on my list. But aside from my cup of piping hot coffee and my excellent viewing angle from the couch of watching the chaos unfold amongst all the youngins and family in the house, I have to say my three favorite gifts were a Hanes zip up hoodie sweatshirt from Target, Mark Rippetoe's 'Strong Enough' and a #3 Captain of Crush gripper.
The Hoodie sweatshirt I wear almost everyday, it's big, just enough warmth, but not too much, for $12 you can't beat it. I've finished Rip's book, there are more good quotes in that thing than I could possibly underline, but if you haven't read it, you should. He is completely Texan, and his writing style entertains me to no end.
I was not ready for how tough the #3 CoC gripper was going to be. It is a well made tool that could in some arenas of strength sport be considered art... Or at the very least suitable for wearing as jewelry if hanging from your neck by a sterling chain. I'm still playing around with it, I can get it to within about 3/4 of an inch with my right hand, and not even close on my left. But still, if I close it I get my name on a list. And that's really all everybody wants is to have their name on a list for having accomplished something...
|My 2nd oldest sister, Natalie, got me the gift that keeps on giving, she knows me.|