I can definitely say that Adaline and I did!
This was the first holiday in the history of holidays that one of the twenty five bazillion of us didn't cry, fight,
I'm not even kidding...
Thanksgiving Eve while we were helping Nana get stuff ready she "jokingly" told us what they said on "The Chew" what was not appropriate for Thanksgiving Table Conversation.
2.Absolutely Under NO Circumstance Announce You're Going To Rehab...No I'm not even kidding, and yes my family is REALLY that c r a z y!
3. NO Anouncing You're Pregnant...though I really think for the next 5 years atleast, I will be the only parent in the crowd. While everyone likes to play with Adaline, they think children are gross...I know they're really weird. SO the next one to get pregnant will probably be me in a bagillion years, after my divorce to The Snake is finalized, and Prince Charming falls from the heavens and rite into my l a p!
3. NO Announcing Engagements...I think Holidays are a good time to do things like that...everyone is all together for one of the three times a year that they actually are forced to be in the same room BUT apparently it's not socially acceptable.
4. NO "Diet" Talk...Nan says it will make others feel bad, as their shoving their faces at a record pace, meanwhile you are chomping on celery talking about loosing weight. ((By the way, just for the record, I did NOT chomp on any celery...that wasn't stuffed with cream cheese that is.)) Two of my Aunts are former fatties who lost a T O N of weight a few years ago, and the rest of us of course are on the constant rollercaoster of up and down, so we are all always dieting. Just not on Holidays. Extra Gravy and Butter please... yesterday was definately a carb day for everyone! Besides my cousin that is, he spent the day vomiting away his hangover...maybe that's why he's the only skinny one...we all need to drink excessively, and skip big family meals because we can't get out of the bathroom. Probably not the best plan.
5. Button The Lip...yah, we really do usually fight, cry, and hurt eachother's feelings BUT yesterday was really sucessful. No one got mad at anyone, no one cried, no one offended Poppa... And we were all on our best behavior
Now Nana said all this in a "joking" manner BUT I think she was really actaully serious...and it worked! I really enjoyed my family yesterday, I was thankful no one talked or asked about Adam, and when I felt like someone was going to, I just avoided eye contact! ha I'm not even kidding, it was like the thing Addy does when she know's I'm going to try to make her do something she doesn't want to do...If I can't see you you're not there, if I can't see you I definitely can't hear you! Adaline however when we stopped giving her gum told everyone her Daddy was going to the store to get gum, on a plane...no one knew what to say and just looked at me, and I just was like "uhhhh shoot me I don't know what she's talking about,
NOW ON THE OPERATION MILFdom PROGRESS...
I ate like a cow yesterday, well honestly looking at years past, I think I ate less, I didn't finish my first plate, didn't get a second, and didn't eat myself into a coma. That's a good sign. Later in the day, I DID have extra mashed potatoes, becaue ohhh baby they are my favorite, and I honestly do not think I have eaten them in at least 6 months. Nothing better then a bowl full of butter, and starch. I didn't eat any rolls though...I am a recovering bread addict,((I've only completed through step 5 of 7))...needless to say I was really proud of my self. I'm that person who would literally hide in a closet with fresh bread and a stick of butter, well actually I never did that (suprisingly) BUT I did often eat it as I cooked AND cleaned up dinner.Today I am drinking my protein shake in my new awesome Blender Bottle, and I feel like a muscle woman...because obviously, drinking out of the cup just instantaniously rockets you to skinny beastdom. If only. It really does work though, and I'm thoroughally impressed, no clumps in my shake this morning!
Once I get out of work today (yes I am one of the unlucky ones who didn't get a four day weekend) I have to go christmas dress hunting for addy and I, tomorrow we have breakfast with Santa! SO excited, she practically spontaneously combusted when she saw him at the Macy's Day Parade yesterday (yes we did watch it, and no I didn't poke my eyes out) She will most definately have a heart attack tomorrow when she sees "Santa" in real life. Wish me luck, and say a little prayer for me, hopefully by 3:00pm when I go all the crazies will have gone home to rest. I loathe Black Friday, and will not fight someone for ANY material thing!...within reason ;)
Stay tuned tomorrow for more pictures of Pretty Princess with "Santyyy" Hopefully all you freakshows that woke up at 2:00am to brave the crowds to save $50 on a toy for your