It started innocently enough many years ago. I wasn't home for one of my girls birthdays, so the birthday was celebrated as expected, on the actual day of her birth followed by another celebration when I got home.
Christmas would take place pretty much the same way if I were not at home. Santa doesn't know my work schedule so naturally on Christmas morning there would be the presents he dropped off to be opened. When I finally got home there would be another celebration of sorts.
The bottom line is this. To this day, Holidays and birthdays at this Finucane household seem to go on for weeks. No wonder the children were never upset that dad wouldn't be home.
In true Finucane style, my wife and I celebrated our 29th anniversary......for 3 days this past weekend.
Friday, a little Latin dancing. ( Yep, we rock! )
Saturday, a Christmas driving tour to beautiful homes in our area that welcome in strangers to look inside their houses. Sort of a strange concept if you ask me, peeking into other peoples worlds. It's like Facebook in 3D. But it was fun. The highlight was walking through this 150 year old barn that was renovated into a beautiful 4 story home. The downside is, now my wife wants to buy a 150 year old barn and renovate it.
Sunday, a delicious brunch complete with Mimosa's ended our 3 day celebration.
I must say, for this anniversary I was in the best shape of my life. Why? Well I had to go through the "Full body Scan" at the airport on the way home.
I googled the full body scan before I left and when I saw the image that the TSA workers would look at as I pranced through security, two thoughts came to mind.
My first thought was, "OH--MY--GOD!
My second thought, "I better work out a little harder."
So after days of crunches and push ups the image I left on the TSA show and tell screen was one I can be proud of.
Thank you Homeland Security.
I feel great!