I survived Thanksgiving! I did! I did! Probably due in part to the fact that I have bronchitis, so eating alot doesnt appeal to me because I can't really taste much. I made my very first pies this year, pumpkin, one with swirled in homemade cream cheese icing. I also made the fruit salad, cherries, strawberries, and pineapple, the pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies and hubby made the mash potatoes.
I only had one plate of Thanksgiving dinner and one cookie for dessert. I was so happy to see my brother, who brought along his girlfriend (though I am sure it was her that actually got him to us). He hasnt seen me since Christmas of last year which means he hasnt seen my progress in person only pictures. I think he was blown away but being a guy he didnt make any huge exclamations. He did say that he was very proud of me and that my loss this year was truly amazing. I absolutely love the picture in the previously post with me standing next to him because my brother is a skinny guy and I look skinny next to him! He also looks like he got taller but maybe it just his hair.
The morning after he got in, Thanksgiving morning we went to a winery. Joe and Melani (Me-lawn-ee) wanted to get wine for the dinner and they had planned to go the night before but they got into town too late. I don't drink but I wanted to go along for the ride because I never get to spend anytime with my brother. I learned alot about sustaining a winery and everyone seemed to have a good time! Here is a picture of my brother and I at the winery.
This is the first time we met Melani and I really like her. Together they are very calm and relaxed and are just mellow in each others company. That is a recipe for greatness in my opinion. It reminds me of my husband and myself.
I never told this story on my blog but here goes, it's not long; After 6 months of my husband and I dating I grew very "bored" with our relationship. We hung out and enjoyed each others company. He was very good with my two year old. We never ever fought. We pick at each other all day long, but we know when to admit that we are wrong and the other person is right and when to apologize even if it is painful to apologize because of pride. Well I almost broke up with him because it was just too comfortable, there was no drama.
Every relationship I had ever been in before, except for one, there was drama, there was heightened emotion, there was pain. There was none of that in this relationship and I had grown to the assumption that a relationship must have those. Luckily I convinced myself to hang in there for a few more months and of course learned that how it was between us was a recipe for a lifetime. And I am so glad that I got through that phase or else I would most likely still be miserable. The day my son met my husband I knew he was the father for my child. After three weeks, I knew I would marry him. After three months I told his mother that over the phone, I had never met her. And here we are now almost 8 years after we met and 6 years of marriage and I couldnt be happier or more thankful for the way my life is flourishing.
I see that quality in their relationship but they also havent been dating too long so you never know how it will go. I wish them all the best though, she brings out all of the his great qualities, she was able to get him up here to see his family, and she supports his decisions.
Well that got off track...just slightly...
Anyways back to my goal, Ive got 10 pounds until I hit 100 pounds kicked to the curb! I would like to accomplish that by Christmas but even if I dont, I know I will be close! Time to get working. I will work on food consumption and after I get over this bronchitis, I will work on exercise output!