Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Ramblings

I think I've finally recovered from my turkey hangover.  Actually now that I think about it, I really didn't eat that much turkey.  However, I did manage to eat A LOT of just about everything else.  My brother literally asked me how I eat and consume alcoholic beverages the way I do and still manage to not weight 982 lbs.  I'm pretty baffled by this as well...thank goodness for fast metabolisms I suppose.  The following pic was actually taken the day before Thanksgiving, but it is evidence of my alcohol consumption level.

And there you have it kids, the first official picture of me on the blog.  Drinking a big ass beer in a Mexican restaurant...probably not the most flattering pic, but it's a pretty good representation of me.

I had intended on writing a post yesterday, but immediately after coming into the office I realized that being off work for 4.5 days (yeah we bailed early on Wednesday) is both a blessing and a curse.  Much to my dismay a little office fairy did not swing by and do all my work in my absence.  I think I have everything caught back up now...I also thought that about 2 hours ago before finding out I was grossly mistaken. 

I had a really nice Thanksgiving.  We hosted, and our guests consisted of mostly Sandy's (sister in law) family....but my stepdad was able to make it out for a visit, which was super awesome.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I am domestically challenged.  And I mean REALLY challenged.  I was crazy stressed about helping with the food prep, but everything turned out beautifully. 

The real trauma of the weekend happened when I was helping Sandy put up the Christmas tree.  She is the biggest freakin' tree Nazi that I have ever encountered in my life.  Seriously.  About half way through I pretty much pretended to help and mostly just drank this vodka filled slush drink we concocted.

We Sandy somehow managed to spill hers at one point.  And they say I'm the klutzy one!  Ok, it's true I am klutzy, but I didn't spill my drink.  Also, after looking closer at this pic I see where my missing chapstick is.

I think the finished tree turned out quite beautifully.  Hat tip to my favorite Christmas Tree Nazi!

Also, in my opinion I managed to snap the most adorable photo EVER of my nephews.

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!


Tammie said...

ha. that beer mug is HUGE!

your tree is gorgeous and your nephews look too cute.

im going to venture to say that you would never spill an alcoholic beverage because that would just be wasteful. im not calling you a lush or anything. maybe i am. but thats one of things i love about you.

R.H. Ducky said...

tammie ~ i love beer mugs that are bigger than my head...and i pride myself on not spilling (i am strongly against alcohol abuse). i'm pretty sure that's a clear indication that i'm a lush. i like to think that's part of my charm ;)
we love the tree, and i'm of the opinion that i have the most adorable nephews on the entire planet.

Raquel's World said...

Yeah! So we finally meet. You are really cute and I love your hair. Scary when you first identify yourself on a blog but it gets so much easier. Congarats on coming out so to speak!

R.H. Ducky said...

*blushing* thanks Raquel! You're right, it was terrifying to put an actual pic of me up.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Love the photo of you.

When I did Christmas, I too was a Christmas Nazi.....rick will agree emphatically!!

I adore the photo of your nieces. Christmas is really about the kids isn't it though? Love that.

I've seen your pic on the blog before no? Or maybe it was facebook. I know you're pretty and told you so before so I'm not going to make a fuss and give you a big ole head like the others. :-)
We want the beer mug to be bigger than your head not the other way around!!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

BTW - you eating and drinking and not weighing a ton makes me dislike you a teeny tiny bit bitch.

R.H. Ducky said...

Peggy ~ thank you! and nope, you've never seen my pic on the blog before...it was facebook.

you shouldn't dislike me at all...if you saw my grocery and liquor store bills, you would feel sorry for me. they are quite scary!

Anonymous said...

I love the pics!!! So cute. Christmas card stuff right there. I'd pay money if you could get mine to do something of that nature. Looking forward to seeing you.