Dec. 25, 2021

Bite Size with Big Robb: 003 - Christmas Eve '21

Bite Size with Big Robb: 003 - Christmas Eve '21
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Merry Christmas! For this Christmas Eve Bite Size episode firstly I want to thank you for helping me to bring the message of Keeping the Dark at Bay to the world. Please know that you are never alone. Secondly my son Jeremy joins me and you get to hear him play Still, Still, Still and I read Twas The Night Before Christmas. Enjoy! Please let me know what you think!

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Bite size.


Welcome to another episode of Chewing the Fat, another special bite size episode for Christmas Eve. Thank you so much for tuning in and joining me. Whether you're listening to this on Christmas Eve or not, thank you so much. I have had an amazing journey with this podcast and I just could not have done it without you. You supporting me has made all the difference. Thank you. Every person that has listened to any episode and downloaded

on Instagram or bought me a coffee at Thank you so much. I so, so appreciate that. And then it's gonna take me on into the next year. This being kind of special bite-size episode. What I wanna do is just feature a couple of little things, a little off the normal beaten path for Chewing the Fat. First of all, like I said, I wanna say thanks to everyone that has bought me a coffee through

I really appreciate that your financial support for this podcast. It means so much And in paying for the equipment and this in the servers and the host and all that other stuff to help keep doing this work Helping to spread the message of keeping the dark at bay and I could not do it without you So thank you so so very much Also again, everyone who's followed the Instagram is at chewing the fat BR on Instagram or the Facebook page

Twitter account, they're all at chewing the fat BR. Thank you because again that gives me encouragement to continue on and fighting the fight and keeping the dark at bay. Bringing the subject of mental health to light that it doesn't have to be scary and that you're not alone. And I know the holidays can be a rough time for folks that are going through

There's always someone there that you can reach out to reach out to me if you need to okay You are not alone And holidays can be tough. Maybe you've lost some loved ones and you're still dealing with that pain and that loss It's okay. There are other folks that have lost folks too that are dealing with that same stuff So never ever think that you are alone We are all in this together and I'm so glad to be a part of this journey for you as well

So, one thing that I want to highlight in this episode is my son, Jeremy. I tried to get him to do a full episode with me. He's just a little bit nervous on the microphone. I mean, he's an artist. He is an award-winning, published jazz pianist. And I love him so much, but he just, he didn't want to get out of the microphone. Maybe one day, maybe one day I can talk him into it. Actually, putting his voice on the podcast.

with me, but for right now he did me the best Christmas gift that I could ever ask for is to hear him play. I love to hear him play. And right now he's going to play an Austrian Carol and lullaby. This is Still, Still, Still.

Oh, I just love it so much. I just love it so much. Gosh. I am always in awe of his talent in playing the piano. It is truly one of my favorite things in the world to hear him play. As you can hear Maggie, my pup out there, getting ready for Christmas in Santa and the excitement that comes along with that and along with that excitement is the fact that it is Christmas Eve. So if you'll indulge me,

I would like to read for you now, Twas the night before Christmas.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.

had just settled down for a long winter's nap. When out on the lawn there rose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave a luster of midday to objects below. When what to my wondering eye should appear?

a miniature sleigh, an eight tiny reindeer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be Sade Nick. More rapid than eagles, his coarsers they came, and he whistled and shouted, and called them by name. Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer, and Vixen. On Comet, on Cupid, on Donder, and Blitzen, to the top of the porch, to the top of

Dash away, dash away, dash away all! As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle mount to the sky, so up to the hustop, the coarsers they flew, with a sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas too. And then in a twinkling, I heard on the roof, the prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

turning around, down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, and he looked like a peddler just opening his pack. His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry, his cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry.

like a bow, and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow. The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath. He had a broad face and a little round belly that shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, and I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.

A twist of his head soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work and filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk, and laying his finger aside of his nose and giving a nod up the chimney he rose. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down on a thistle.

him exclaim ere he drove out of sight happy christmas to all and to all a good night

Thank you for indulging me. It was the night before Christmas. I hope you enjoyed that. And thank you for letting me spend just a few minutes with you, just a sit a spell, and chew the fat with you, and to tell you how thankful I am for you. I appreciate you more than you will ever realize. I hope you have the happiest of holiday seasons, the merriest of Christmases, and the most blessed of new years.

to take the month of January off, but I will be back for season two in February. We'll see what we can bring new into 2022. In the meantime, if there's ever anything I can do for you, you can find me on social media on Instagram at You can find me at Is the website. You can sign up for the email list there. I like to keep in touch with folks that have signed up through that. Send an email out every so often.

And again, if you'd like to support this podcast, I wouldn't mind a Christmas gift of buying me a coffee as well. And always know that we are not alone and we together can keep the dark at bay. Thank you again. And I look forward to the next time when we have a chance to sit a spell and chew the fat.