Friday, December 25, 2009
Natalie loved her basketball goal and ball that Old Dad and I got her. It adjusts from 3 feet to 6 feet. She was frustrated trying to hit the big hoop, but this one is just her size at the lowest level. It is so great to give someone something they really like.
I enjoyed having the family here. All three meals were well received. I'm tired, but feel like it was a success. I've got Weight Watcher weigh in tomorrow and I'll be up a little, but expect to be back to goal by the following week. I do have to deal with a lot of food in the house I don't usually have to deal with. Oh, well.
My strategy of giving away the leftover deserts and rich foods didn't work. My sister didn't want to take it on a 3 hour trip. In fact she insisted on leaving all her relish tray items. My neice left cookies and her boyfriend left candy. My husband didn't really want me to give much food away anyway. It will be a challenge, but I intend to handle it. The dressing, mashed potatoes, and veggie casserole are far richer (buttery) than I would make for us. I've got biscuits, corn muffins, banana nut bread, and pumpkin bread left. I've got angel food cake and banana cream pie left as well as sugar free pumpkin pudding and sugar free jello with fruit. The cheesecake my son in law did take home. The turkey is fine, but the ham is too sweet and fatty. I could go on.
Oh, well. I'll just have to deal with it. I intend to.
All in all Christmas was a real blessing. It was a joyous, happy time. There was no discord. Little Natalie was precious and delightful. It is a Christmas I will remember.