Yesterday was a nice, nice day. I talked to both my daughter and son in the morning as they were beginning on their own holiday plans. The rest of the morning was filled with just hanging out with The Furry Kids. Very lazy and peaceful morning. Then I showered and got dressed to go out.
Getting dressed was .... interesting. In the last two weeks I put summer clothes away and got all my winter things unpacked and washed. It has definitely cooled off to winter temps, and I've been wearing sweaters and long pants. However, I had not worn any of my dress clothes. I've been wearing jeans and sweats, etc. So yesterday I got out a pair of slacks and a sweater and put them on. To my dismay .... and delight .... the pants were huge! I haven't worn any of these since my weight loss, and I was so surprised at first. I went through about five outfits before I found something that worked.I'm thrilled about the obvious weight loss, but dismayed about the lack of wardrobe! I definitely can't afford to buy a whole new selection of slacks. My jeans still fit, probably because of washing and the shrinkage that goes on over time. I've been wearing them most of the summer, so they've shrunk with me, apparently.
As I was dressing I noticed it was snowing! Really snowing! Huge flakes, and a fairly heavy downfall was coming down. It was really pretty. Nothing was sticking, despite the 30° temperature, but I enjoyed watching it.
I left and picked up Zoë. We drove to the casino where we met our friends. There were six of us for dinner. OMG, was dinner wonderful! I love doing this because I'm not crazy about the traditional turkey dinner. I love turkey, cold in sandwiches, or in the occasional hot turkey sandwich. I like the cranberry relish I make, and I like sweet potato pie. That's about it. So going to a buffet makes me happy, as I can have what I want. Here was my FB entry when I came home:
"Back from dinner, and I'm proud to say I ate no turkey! But I had my fill of shrimp, crab legs, rabbit, caramelized Brussel sprouts, yams, lobster bisque, salmon, fine cheeses, artisan breads, salads, green beans with gruyere, raspberry torte, pecan pie, cream puffs, petit fours, and a ginger cookie! Mimosa to wash it ...down and coffee at the end. Mmmmmmmmmmm. So full, and so happy!"
I had more little tidbits of things to sample than I can even remember. It was all very good! I was so full when we left there, but not uncomfortable. I did really well at not taking too much of anything, and I didn't leave much on my plate. Er, make that "plates."
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