Red came over early in the week to decorate the tree. This year’s theme: Elegant black and gold.
It is spectacularly beautiful, far more than photographs can relay. The remainder of the festive decorations are up, including a gathering of Santas and two flamingos on the patio – colored green and gold and numbered 12 and 52. Go Pack Go!
Thursday, was Feed-Your-Face Day or Thanksgiving.
I eat like it’s my last meal – turkey, stuffing, mashed taters, green bean casserole, harvest salad, lemon coconut cake and anything that contains pumpkin. As much as I don’t care that I overeat, I always feel like this afterwards…
Yup, fat and comatose.
I’ve been on vacation since Thursday and it has been somewhat non-stop: Going to the movies, shopping for cookie baking ingredients, finishing the decorations, visiting with mom, taking care of the laundry, etc. Natasha and I will soon be out the door to enjoy dinner with her daughter and a good friend. More gorging! And when we return, I’ll either be baking the first batch of mouth-watering Christmas cookies or watching Star Trek DS9 reruns on Netflix. Or perhaps I’ll do both! Sunday promises to be the same – go here, go there, do this, do that, watch football.
This is how the holidays start.