December 4, 2016

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for December 4, 2016


We started getting little bursts of snow over the past couple of weeks so it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


I sometimes walk through the IDS Tower in downtown Minneapolis over my lunch break and I was impressed with their tree and the choir singing underneath it.  I bet they get tired of being there when it gets late at night.


Even Mystic Lake Casino is getting into this spirit with this  display of Christmas houses.  I wish I could live in this little village.  It seems so peaceful.  Although I'd probably hate trying to sleep here with all those little trees.  One would probably poke me in the butt every time I rolled over.



Our week started with an Eagle Ceremony for three fine young gentlemen, Nick Benz, Keaton Kaisersatt, and Ryan Trapp.  It was a very pleasant celebration.  We watched these three grow up through the years in scouts and we were very happy that they were able to earn this achievement.


On Friday night, we had dinner with our good friends, The Perera Family.  They are incredible cooks and we had a great night discussing a wide variety of topics.


Guy cooked up a whole bunch of spare ribs.  I'm not normally a huge fan of spare ribs, but these were incredible.  He had some very spicy hot sauce that we covered them in and I found myself nibbling away on that meat for more than an hour.  I finally had to stop because I was breathing fire and everyone else had finished eating long before I had.  It's a good thing I did, because I could have probably gone on eating those dang things for at least a couple more hours!


On Sunday morning we went to the VFW in Prior Lake for a Pancake breakfast fundraiser for the high school band.  We brought along our neighbor Jim because he's such good company and he really likes pancakes.


Several of the high school bands played throughout the breakfast which was enjoyable.  Miss Sheri said it would be cool if we could eat pancakes and sausage at every one of their concerts!  I'm sure the high school would get fussy about having syrup in the seats of the auditorium though.  Too sticky.