Back in the Groove

Finally the thanksgiving madness is over.  It seems I have a week or two until the Christmas madness begins.

This is the time of year that I’m actually happy to have a VERY small family.

Hubby, Rat Boy and I traveled last week to Hubby’s family reunion.  For me, it was more like a “meet the greater part of his family” week.  I felt like I was in a Pauly Shore movie at times.  🙂

I had a massive meltdown the week before we went, wanting to impress with my mad kitchen skillz.  Instead I promptly turned into my mother…who does not go into the kitchen except to clean after Dad cooks!

I exploded turnovers.

I created the cracked surface of Mars instead of pie crust.

I baked cranberry muffins that could be considered deadly weapons.

We journeyed for 7 hours to the designated location.  It was totally worth it, though.  Hubby has a wonderful family.  🙂

Did I mention that I hadn’t met most of them until now? ( I had met 2…we shared turkey and tofurky with 20!)

After all was said and done, we had a fantastic feast, thanks to Hubby’s tribe.  And I got to see sea turtles in rehab, go to the beach, and fly kites.  Overall, it was great!

After another 7 hour drive it was time for some pizza 🙂 and then a shopping excursion yesterday with Mum.  Today I restock the kitchen, and might even be able to remember how to cook something edible!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Turkey Day!  And that nobody sprayed you with pepper spray if you were brave enough to go shopping on Black Friday!  😛


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Queen
    Nov 30, 2011 @ 14:36:34

    Welcome back…. I missed you.
    We do put too much pressure on ourselves sometimes to impress people. Cooking is joy…. when we do it because we want to!


    • Nomstress
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 19:21:44

      Why thank you, Queen. I think I was freaking out over whether the rest of Hubby’s family would like me, then realized it only matters if HE does!

      And he likes my cooking! 🙂


  2. LC Aggie Sith
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 14:38:09

    YAY!! She’s back!!

    I stayed home and cleaned up my house on Black Friday. I was very grateful for the internet, too 😉

    And don’t worry about cooking to impress. I saw some chef on TV have a glorious meltdown because his whatever-he-made didn’t turn out like he wanted. Afterwards he admitted it STILL tasted good 😀


    • Nomstress
      Dec 02, 2011 @ 19:24:32

      It’s good to be back, and unpacked, and laundered! Hubby’s grandma doesn’t have internets, and I’m not sure if a week away from the pc was good for me or not. At least there was some beach involved. That always makes me happy!

      Glad you had a good Thanksgiving too. 🙂


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