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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Packing It All In

We are packing two holidays into three days, and packing in the food too!

Thanksgiving meal

Since the dining room is totally unusable for dining, we set up a small table in the living room, and had a yummy meal. Winner! We found 5 menu items that everyone was willing to eat, and they are OK with leftovers tomorrow, too. We had a pork roast, mashed potatoes, peas, squash, applesauce, and cranberry relish. Nothing fancy. Pretty easy to fix.

Then we played some of the games we do well together. Omer agreed to one round of Sorry (definitely not his favorite), which he won, so he shouldn't gripe too much! Steve and I have been playing Mille Bornes quite a bit.

family games

Then we did a group game with a hugely wrapped package with one tiny treat in the middle. Each person has a turn to unwrap as long as the music is playing. Oh, but the unwrapper has to wear bulky awkward gloves! This was a real hit, and Joshua won, getting the cash prize.

family game

We did Christmas stockings, and ordered gifts for each other from the internet. Not my fondest template for Christmas, but I'll take what I can get. It's really nice to have Steve home.

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Ann said...

It sounds like a wonderful day. I'm glad all of you had a good time.

Lin said...

Sounds perfect to me! That's what we do---just the 4 of us, eating our favorite foods and playing games. Nobody likes Sorry! here, but I make them play anyway. The kids used to always cry when they played that game! One Christmas vacation (when they were in grade school), I made them play it every day until nobody cried while they played it. Such a good mom, aren't I?? Um...nobody cries anymore though.

Glad you could spend time with those you love most!