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Thursday, December 26, 2013

So, starting Tuesday, ALL DAY and into Wed, I cooked. Turkey and dressing, chicken and dumplings, ham, goodies to go along with, and took it all to my moms.
Despite feeling like dog doo.
So, here is how it went. My brother, whose wife is still in the hospital, didnt come at all, nor his kids.
My sister was 2 hours late, and my nephew and his family didnt come til after everyone else had left.
I was so so sick.
I took some mucinex and a pain pill for my sore throat and trudged along.
But by about 5pm when it was getting dark, I had had all I could stand, I was sick sick, chills, coughing, sore throat, body aches, jumpy and jittery.
The only little one that was there was my sons g/f little girl and she was coughing so bad, we gave her dimetapp for kids and some childrens tylenol.
I rubbed her down good with vicks and sent her home with the vaporizer.
By the time I got home, I was full on SICK.
After my son had gone home, around 7pm, I stripped down to my jammies and crawled into bed with vicks and my heating pad.
Temp was 102.3 and chills, shaking violently from chills.
Coughing so hard at times I thought my head would bust right open.
But after getting up to pee about 3 times thru the night and the new puppy waking me twice, I finally fell into a good deep sleep, thank you Nyquil.
And this morning, I am finally feeling some better, throat is still sore, and I still have a cough, but the fever is gone and I am not aching all over.
I have to say this, the only good thing about being so sick, I didnt overeat.
I had one plate of chicken and dumplings, one piece of ham, and a spoonful of dressing.
A spoon of cranberry sauce and one small piece of my sisters prune cake.
Lets face it, some things, you just cant say no to.
So, yes, I got a new puppy. She is a little sister to the one I got last year and had to give away when I broke my foot.
I am sure hoping I dont have any problems and can keep her and shes such a little cutie.
Still havent settled on a name yet.
So, my fridge is full of leftovers that Honey insisted on bringing home.
Ham and chicken and dumplings and a whole banana pudding.
Hopefully he eats what he wants of it today and by tomororw the rest goes to feed the fishes!!!!
Was otherwise a good Christmas, I got not one, but two tablets, so I am returning one and getting myself a new phone.
I got a The Walking Dead throw and a lovely pink faced watch.
Some hand towels, candles and socks.
And a steam straight iron for my oh so unruly hair.
So, it wasnt a bad Christmas overall, just alot of unorganized people and next year, I made myself this solem vow and I told my mom this last night as well, no cooking for me.
This is THEIR tradition to have tons of food and I refuse to do it again, especially when so much is wasted.
My mom insisted I make chicken and dumplings and then my dad made them as well.
It is wasteful and with only 10 people showing up, there was way too much left.
I feel pretty good about my decision not to partake in that tradition next year.
I am going to make my own tradition.
Maybe go walking.
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  • TINY67
    There are 12 siblings on my SO's side so there's never much food left when they get together.
    1450 days ago
    Lots of working in cooking of course, but I always thought the left overs were the best part of the whole slaving over a hot stove ordeal.

    Enjoy your pup.
    1451 days ago
    1451 days ago
    what a little cuttie. Making your own tradition, like why not bring things to make ornaments that everyone can hang on the tree. Bring a new game to play. We have built tradition around food, but why not fun. Maybe everyone goes ice skating or a snow ball fight. Try anything new and if everyone loves it then do it again the next year, and boom, there is tradition.
    1452 days ago
    Oh, she's so cute. What a love!
    1452 days ago
    hope your feeling better today !!!!
    1452 days ago
    I hope you are feeling better, sounds like you were a trooper though! Glad you had a nice Christmas even though you were sick!
    1452 days ago
    emoticon So sorry you didn't feel well emoticon

    Can't wait to see pictures of your little puppy!
    What fun!
    Is it a dog you can train to walk with you everyday?

    1452 days ago
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