Holidays = Family.

At Bonefish Grill.

Originally uploaded by DJSuperCub.

Earl and I joined my sister and mother last night for dinner. We went to a newer chain establishment outside of Syracuse called Bonefish Grill. It was our first time there and I found it to be somewhat akin to a PF Chang’s of the seafood set. The food was wonderful and we had an absolutely delightful time. I was going to go easy on the food and drink since I had my annual physical scheduled for this morning, but then I decided that if the doctor questioned why my cholesterol was high or whatever this morning, I would have just put my arms out and said “take me as I am.” Earl likes to call it the “Tango J.P.” So we had a full course meal, complete with beer on the side.

With the maddening rush of the holidays, it’s nice to be able to just calm down and spend some quality time with friends and relatives instead of just dazzling them with gifts. I feel as some other bloggers I read do, if I’m in the mood to give a gift, I’ll give a gift, regardless of the occasion. I find the kinship with others to be more important than exchanging a trinket or two.

We’re not going to get to see everyone we’d like to see this holiday season. This makes me sad. Unfortunately there’s just not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that we want or need to do. But I am looking forward to seeing family members and friends, enjoying some conversation and just hanging out during the holidays.

Even if we have to extend the season until January 14th or something.