It’s Good To Be Home

The only green vegetable I’ve seen in a week is celery sticks stuffed with cheez-whiz.

A meal consisting of:

  • stuffing
  • mashed potatoes
  • corn gravy, and
  • dinner rolls

is filling, but lacking.  Even though ham and cold, overcooked turkey were also available, I will never understand how someone can think (1) this is a balanced meal (a wee bit heavy on the starch), or (2) it’s appropriate to serve this to people with food sensitivities to wheat, corn, potatoes, dairy, pork, and chicken eggs (among other things).

Once again tradition triumphs over common sense.  What a shame to see a table laden with food and have my kids in tears, asking, “Why doesn’t grandma care if we get sick?”

Cold, burnt, toasted wonderbread does not qualify as a nutritious breakfast.  Not even if you add fruit.

Maybe grandma wouldn’t need so much Metamucil if she would modify her diet.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Really.  We learned years ago to pack jerky, granola bars, and dried fruit so we don’t spend our time hungry and grumpy.  My kids have free reign to slip away for a quick bite to eat.  When we’re not famished, it’s easier to enjoy visiting.  From the appearance of a couple aunts and uncles, this will be the last holiday season for a few of them.  I’m very thankful we had the opportunity to see them one last time.

I’m also thankful that I remembered to pack my maxalt.  I haven’t needed it in ages, but it came in handy.

Stupid Advice

“You shouldn’t let your children wear their tennis shoes to play in wet grass because they could get bursitis.”

One:  I’m happy that they’re not barefoot.

Two:  Playing in the rain is not a cause of bursitis.

Three:  I’ll file this advice in the same category as this person’s other health observations.  Like stating that a 5’2” person who weighs greater than 250 pounds is healthy.  Or insisting that macaroni and cheese is a vegetable.  Or claiming that half-and-half instead of cream on a side-dish of oatmeal is low cholesterol when eaten with bacon and eggs.


Christmas at my house!  Woo-hoo!


Thought for the day

Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving weekend.

We’ve been out-of-town visiting family this week, in a remote town known for very poor internet service and absolutely nothing to do.  Our plan was to drive home Saturday, so with any luck I’m home by the time you’re reading this.

This past week’s posts (and a few for this coming week) have been brought to you courtesy of WordPress’ schedule feature.  Once I get caught up on laundry, I’ll be back online.  It will take me days to catch up on reading the blogs that I follow, but I’ll try!

Thanks for stopping in.