This past week, my eldest son announced he had made a resolution for 2010.


He said for the entire year he is not going to eat any vegetables.


As his father, I?am banking on him not making it.


 


This past week, my eldest son announced he had made a resolution for 2010.

He said for the entire year he is not going to eat any vegetables.

As his father, I?am banking on him not making it.

After all, following a couple of brief conversations, he has already rethought his initial plan.

What was initially all vegetables changed to not eating only fresh vegetables when he discovered just how much he would miss what he really liked.

That even changed again to only raw vegetables after additional explanations.

Even though there are certain vegetables I?shy away from, I?always tell my progeny to do as I?say, not as I?do.

Bubba is going to be eating vegetables, although I?certainly agree with him that being a carnivore is much more enjoyable.

I would definitely take a t-bone steak over a salad any day.

Who wouldn’t?

Yes, I?know there are those out there who hold fast to their vegetarian or vegan diets, but I?just don’t see how not eating meat can be any fun.

Part of the beauty of consuming food is actually liking the taste of what you eat.

I know I’m  going to get all sorts of calls from the animal rights people out there.

Save your breath.

You won’t change my mind, and apparently you won’t change Bubba’s either.

I?had an e-mail from Kelly Robinson waiting in my In Box when I got to work Monday talking about the success of the blood drive in Franklin this past week. 

She said the goal for the blood drive held in Franklin had been 60 in the past, but that goal had not been met for some time.

A more pragmatic goal of 45 units collected was set for this past collection, and that goal was far surpassed, as was the previous goal of 60.

Kelly said the volunteers actually had to go out and get more collection bags to meet the donations being offered.

At the end of the event, 77 units had been collected.

That is fantastic.

I?had hoped to get over to the blood drive myself, but my schedule just didn’t allow for it to happen.

Hopefully next year.

To all of you who donated, and to those of you who consistently donated to Red Cross blood drives, I?want to personally offer words of appreciation.

You are making a difference.

Thanks to all of you who offered suggestions about how to best get the snow off the roofs of the Krause structures.

I?was able to utilize a snow rake to remove some of it, but in the end I?allowed nature to take its course.

The warm weather and gravity helped remove the majority of the snow – just in time for another winter blast.

My only question is why on earth did anyone ever think it was a good idea to build any building in Minnesota with a flat roof.

It must have been someone from out of state.