Did you survive Turkey Day?!!

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Did you survive Turkey Day?!!
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Sun, 12-01-2013 - 7:32pm

I think I did.  My adult kids & I went to be with a family we have been adopted by to celebrate.  Lots of good food.  I did try to not over eat for a change.  And managed to be still able to breathe when I came home.  The scales at my TOPS meeting Tuesday morning will tell me if I really did okay or not!  I am doing my darndest to try to at least not put on any pounds during this "eat everything in sight" season!

My son drove us there and back so I didn't even have to do that.  When we got back here I went out to the garage and turned on the "on" switch for my Christmas outside decorations.  Looks pretty out there.  They come on about dusk and stay on till midnight; then cycle off until about dawn and shut back off around 8:00am.

Next week sometime I will drag the boxes containing my 'inside decorations' into the house and see what I can do in here.  I have to be careful this year as the two purr-babies I have living with me now are both the snoopy kind, and I have a feeling that I will have to re-evaluate where I put things!!  Miss Molly was bad enough all on her own at "helping" me by moving things around; but Georgie is (I do believe) gonna be even more helpful.

So, how about all of you?  Are you surviving the "holiday" season so far?  What have you been doing?


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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 9:40am

Your cats are beautiful!

The older I get the more I am ready to pass the torch to one of my children for hosting Thanksgiving. I used to love all the preparation and planning but the last few years it has become more like a chore. I am always so tired when everyone leaves after dinner. I either need to simplify or become someone else's guest.

Karla
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Registered: 10-19-2000
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 2:04pm

Karla, the orange one (Georgie) is the rescued from the cold one I once told you sits on his butt like your kitty does!  Never have been owned by a cat before that did that!!! The other is Miss Molly - the ruler of the roost!

We do both Thanksgiving and Christmas with this other family. The agreement is that which ever sister (of the other family) is hosting provides the meat & potatoes & gravy and everything else is brought by the rest of us.  Of course the hostess usually does a bit more than is asked, but that is her option.  I am thinking of expanding my two dishes to three for Christmas this year - since there are now three of us in my family going instead of the two we have been in the past.

Cooking for a big bunch all by oneself is exhausting, to say the least!  By the time you are supposed to sit down to eat you are too tired to enjoy the meal.  I hope your bunch at least helps clean up after dinner!!!  LOL

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Registered: 12-03-2013
Tue, 12-03-2013 - 4:56am

I ate so much, that I cannot eat food the next months. So basically, I did not survive. Not I'm stuck with my danish blog, lån penge