December 10, 2005 | Life is Good

It’s not my custom to blog on week-ends but today is a highlight day. Every year I give my family a gift on my birthday. It’s an Asian custom my dad taught me years ago. If anyone knows which country in Asia, would you please comment here?

So we’re off to see A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theater in downtown Chicago. Afterward we’ll spend the early evening enjoying the Christkindlmarkt where all these wonderful items from Germany and Austria are sold. There’s also tons of food, gallons of beer, and live music. The kids and Studly have never seen anything like it and should have a good time.

They always treat me to dinner and I get to choose the restaurant. We agreed on one closer to home because we’re in for another snowstorm tonight. Bring on the lasagna and Chianti, Sanfrantello’s here we come.

Hope you all have a wonderful week-end!


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9 Responses to “YEA!!”

  1. Maya Reynolds Says:

    What a lovely custom.

    Enjoy your time with your family, Sloane.

  2. Sloane Says:

    Thank you, Ms. Maya. They’re good kids and I enjoy their company.

    And to anyone else who reads the comments, go over to Maya’s website and jump on her blog. You’ll get a phenomenal education

  3. Sherrill Quinn Says:

    Sounds like a great time, Sloane. Enjoy yourself! And, as Maya said, a lovely custom. Although I have no idea from which Asian country it originates.

  4. Sloane Says:

    Thank you, Sherrill. This is custom question is sticking in my craw. Time to research!

  5. Jenna Howard Says:

    Well now, happy birthday. What a marvelous thing to do, Sloane.

    Enjoy your night out. No matter how much I know the story, the book, the plays the movies, I still enjoy A Christmas Carol.

    See, I would have said my presence in the lives of family and friends was gift enough (it is. It really is.) So…you rock.

  6. Sloane Says:

    Thank you, Diva Most Divine, your presence is a valuable gift. And we thank your Mom for raising such a serene, well-mannered child. cough, cough, cough.

  7. Yasmine Says:

    Wow, that sounds like you’re gonna have a great time. I would love to have a picture of you, the kids and Studly. Must tell me about others reactions to the family next week. I love your celebrations and how you have fun in life.

  8. For The Trees Says:

    Wowsers! Happy 29th birthday! Hope you enjoyed Christmas Carol and the Christkindlmarkt. Sounds like fun, and then to top it all off with Italian food!!

    Sorry about the snowstorm. Maybe you’ll get enough to build a snowman! Then you can sing Frosty’s song!

  9. Yasmine Says:

    By the way, where the Hell is the December receipe? What’s cooking? I’ve got crabmeat, any suggestions?