Sunday, November 25, 2007

Gobble, Gobble

I just returned from an extremely relaxing, enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend during which the following things occured:

  • Mizzou won!
  • My mother drove my brother and I 8 miles towards the Kansas state line, parked the car on the shoulder, and refused to turn around until we sang "O Holy Night" for her without interpreting in the style of a Robert Goulet and Liza Minelli duet as we are sometimes wont to do.
  • My aunt got tipsy during her birthday fiesta at our local Mexican restaurant and gave us each "gifts" from her travel bag. My brother's was a is still unclear why.
  • I saw a bunch of my very old friends from high school and was relieved to find out they're all fine, upstanding, young adults and no longer play Magic: the Gathering (at least not openly)
  • Watched my mother cook, for the first time in her life, an entire meal from start to finish without any help. While she did forget to put sugar in the pies (and quietly freaked out as I stuck the front half of my body in the oven to stir in the sugar) and she caught the turkey just a tiny bit on fire, everything turned out nicely and we had a great dinner.
And of course...
  • I'm fairly certain I ate my body weight in leftovers. And also my body weight in foods found in restaurants. And Wal-Marts. Basically I started pigging out on Wednesday and haven't stopped since. And of course, the pigging out started not an hour after I gave myself the very firm talking to about NOT letting Thanksgiving be an excuse to go crazy...oh well.
Two steps forward and one step back, no? Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Lori said...

Why wouldn't anyone want "O Holy Night" sung any other way than in the style of Mr. Robert Goulet and Miss Liza (with a Z!) Minnelli? (You should tape this and youtube it; you & your brother will be stars!) (Of course, I've got "New York, New York" going through my brain, thanksalot!)

It sounds like a fun holiday and your aunt sounds like a trip. Why not a boomerang?

Eh, don't worry about the pigging out. As long as you stop, it's over and done with and time marches forward. It's all good. (Think of what you could have consumed last year or the year before.)

Melis said...

I pigged out too, but nowhere near as much as I would have last year so I consider it a success. Plus, it stopped after Saturday because we made sure not to have too many leftovers.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you at least had a good time hanging out with your family! Scott doesn't really like leftovers so they tend not to hang around our house too much, luckily, but let me tell you, I would have probably done the same thing if I'd had the chance!