Win 1: Thanksgiving success!
Truly, our holiday couldn’t have been any more perfect. It was so nice to have friends and members from both of our families in our home to celebrate with us. And all of my recipes turned out beautifully! Really, the only things that went awry were Scott’s slightly burnt dinner rolls–sooo glad I wasn’t to blame for that one–and yours truly making the pumpkin pie martinis a little too strong. (Although I will say, the second mistake did make things more colorful!)
I was so busy running around that I only managed to capture three photographs on my phone. They are blurry, low-resolution and have terrible lighting. But they’re still memories! Here they be:
And yes…Scott did wear a bro tank (and board shorts — thankfully not pictured) to Thanksgiving dinner despite the fact that it was negative ten degrees outside. (Does it come as a surprise that we made him eat at the kids table?)
Win 2: Tannenbaum success!
Over the weekend, I recruited my nieces and nephew to help me set up/decorate our Christmas tree. This was partly because I wanted to create long-lasting memories with them, but mostly because I sprained my back at CrossFit and couldn’t trim the damn tree myself.
The worst part? Once my back had recovered, I took everything down and re-hung it myself so that things would be more “symmetrical”. Hi, my name is Katrina, and I am the thief of Christmas joy.
(And possibly OCD.)
The real “success” of this tree situation is that by some miracle of the feline Gods, I have the only cat in the world who doesn’t play with/ jump inside/ destroy Christmas trees. Lars simply gives the tree an uninterested glance before licking his shoulder a few times and crawling behind it so he might access his litterbox. Occasionally I catch him sitting majestically beneath it’s branches while meowing for pets…but otherwise, he could really care less.
Win 3: Keys success!
While cleaning our former TV room/current third bedroom/future library, I found Scott’s missing car/house/work keys.
They had mysteriously disappeared back in September of 2014.
(That’s almost 14 months ago, if you’re counting.)
We hadn’t replaced them in hopes that they would eventually turn up. Over a year later, we’re so used to sharing our keys (easily done when you’re a one car family) that the other set has yet to be used!
How was your Thanksgiving? Did anyone else’s husband show up to the dinner table in a swimsuit? (Please say I’m not the only one who experienced that…)