4 Dec 2009, 3:17pm

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  • Pleasant Surprises and a Thanksgiving Hangover…

    And by ‘hangover’ I mean the potential for my girth to expand its horizons over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  But don’t worry.  I made sure to exercise, keeping that nasty ‘hangover’ at bay.  Everyone breathe.

    Thanksgiving was great.  As D and I have our own little family now, we are trying to create new traditions as well as keeping the old.  I made a feast.  My mom’s help was invaluable and D’s mom pitched in, too.  Honestly, I think I would have bust a gasket if it were left up to me to make everything I put on my list.  What was I thinking, anyway?  Either way, it turned out great.  Except for the fact some of the food was forgotten and sat uneaten until the end of the night when we were cleaning up.    How, you ask, could food have been forgotten?  Well, let’s just put it this way, when you want something done right, you do it yourself.  I asked some of my helpers around the house to pull in all the food from the porch (we have an enclosed sun porch) and well, they didn’t.  So, Thanksgiving feast was huge but it could have been huge-r.
    Cylas helped me with the cooking.  Actually, he made is own dish!

    But, I think this particular dish was under the “Don’t ask because I won’t tell” policy.  Who knows what he was making.  I should have taken a picture of the banana bread he dug into to get the ingredients for this particular recipe…

    My dad was here to celebrate with us which is always nice.


    D’s mom and dad, a man and his son from our church and Ana! 

    This girl and I know how to party.  No sleep.  Literally, for three days.  We got up at 4am to hit the stores on Black Friday.  I convinced my very sweet neighbor girl that coming along with us was a great idea.  heheh. 
                        (us at 5am)

    Later on that night Ana and I left for the Big Apple.  And took a big bite out of it, too.  We left the Middle of Nowhere, PA around 5pm-ish and got there around 8.  Stuffed out little faces and zonked only to wake up at 6:30 the next morning and head off to shop.  We shopped and shopped and then zoomed back to change clothes for that evenings festivities.   Phantom of the Opera!!  Oh. my. word.  It was grand-ific!  We dined at a Cuban restaurant.  Ahhh, the sounds of Cuba as you’re spooning that delicious food into your mouth.  We just missed the live band but the Phantom was calling…

    Thankfully, the weather was bearable and allowed us to walk around Times Square without freezing to our deaths.  Our night ended the next day around 2am.  Uhg.  TI-erd.  Church that next evening and then Ana was off.  Back to Cali *sniffle*.  Good times.

    Now, it’s a new week and I’m still catching up on sleep.  Since when was my bedtime 8:30??  Yeah, two nights ago I found myself drifting off and it was only 8:30.  I slept well.  Actually, I slept well until 3:30 in the morning and then stayed up until 5…grrrr.
    Oh, can anyone tell me what this is?
    I can.  It’s Cy’s fingerprints in our butter.  Nice.  That’s what I found this morning on the counter as  I was trying to make breakfast.  Yack.
    Pleasant Surprise.

    My daughter could live on butter (cause that was my main craving while carrying her) lol! I can sooo relate!


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