I don`t know who the man was who invented elastic waistbands but he has my eternal thanks.
I would honestly marry the male who came up with the idea of that most wondrous stretchy material, but then again I`ve been known to state the same about cut, copy, paste. Although marrying CCP would present more of a problem than wedding the man who first saw the need for elastic on the top of a pair of pants. But since I am already wed to a man who has learned to live with my oddities (Like me telling him I would enter into holy matrimony with cut, copy, paste) I`ll just offer the inventor of stretchy pant-tops my praise.
I don`t know about y`all but over the past two days I have eaten more than any goat or goatherder should. I do hope everyone who stops by for a visit and a cuppa had a good holiday and could control themselves better than this yodeling woman did!
Thank goodness my kitten took over for the Christmas post since I was long past writing after a dinner of baked spaghetti and garlic bread. It went WAY past feeling logy! I was so stuffed from the one o`clock meal I had no room for popcorn when we went to see Sherlock Holmes. ( I`d like to warn you all now that one should not allow a logy goatherder to watch Holmes then come home to write. You`ll see what I mean later in the week….just blame it on carbohydrate overload, too much caffeine and Robert Downey.)
Today we had the second feast at my sister-in-laws house, the family gathering of my husband’s side. Here`s a photo of my hubby`s sister, husband and two dogs Emmy and Jessie. We also had a new pup at the shindig. This adorable guy is Farmall Red, yup that`s really what my nephew named him. Once a farm boy always a farm boy huh Kyle? *Winks*
Just look at this buffet table! Two hams, macaroni and cheese, Harvard beets and shrimp cocktail, buns….
Then of course there was the dessert`s to follow. Monkey bread, brownies, blueberry cobbler and hand-covered white chocolate pretzels with crushed candy cane sprinkles. I ate enough of those pretzels to sink a ship! Of course when my other sister-in-law said there were only eight left I had to bring them home with me….just to free up the platter they were on of course. *Wonders if they bought that excuse*
We always have a good time when we all come together for Christmas. I got to catch up with a nephew who now lives across the country, and chat with family who we don`t see nearly as often as we would like.
There was the standard elf armed with a new Nerf gun and…..really? Armed elves aren`t part of every gathering??? (I think his uncle just took a Nerf to the eye. I know, it`s all fun and games until an elf shoots you in the eye with a Nerf rocket.)
Despite the gluttony of pretzels I free-wheeled into the afternoon was a fun and filling one. Sadly the day’s activities seem to have affected me and Farmall Red the same way. We both need a nap to help digest our meal ….or maybe a cup of coffee to aid digestion would be the ticket??
At least Red doesn`t have to worry about elastic tracks on his belly like a certain yodeling goatherder does. *Sigh*