I just finished eating about 20 lbs of latkes. And sour cream. And apple sauce. I think I might explode. I love latkes. I love sour cream. I don't eat either of those two foods unless it's Chanukah, and I give myself permission to indulge. Eating this much fat and carbohydrates is really bad for my heart, never mind my blood sugar. But heck, it's a holiday, right?
Last night the kids and I made a big batch of Peppermint Bark. This time we made both white and dark chocolate layered and topped with the crushed candy canes. Man, that is nectar of the gods. But we've been really good about only eating small amounts of it. I'll buy more candy canes marked down tomorrow, but I'm not making this stuff year round. It's supposed to be a winter treat. So maybe one more batch, and then we move on to Valentines Day candy.
Kids had a uberblast opening their pressies. We decided that they would leave at least 7 presents for the rest of the week, but I let them open a bunch tonight. The boy got pretty much everything he wanted and he was thrilled to death. Ditto for the girl. She especially loved the brown velour pantsuit (thanks Nita) and modeled it for me. It makes her look about 18, gulp. She loved the earrings, too. But what she loved best was the new CD player she got (plays MP3s, too) and the arm radio that she plans to use when she walks to school in the morning.
I opened a few of mine because I deserve to! I got a brand new blender. YAHOO. I'm so psyched. My old blender has an interesting story to it. I lent it to a 'friend'/neighbor many years ago, and she used it for about a year before I asked for it back. She then informed me that she had broken it, so we went shopping for another one, which she bought and kept. So I haven't had a blender in years and I've been dying to make smoothies for breakfast for me. Doctor recommended, you know. I'm way psyched about the blender. I also got a book I've been DYING to read, so I'm all set for the hospital. But the best thing was I got the coolest gift bucket of girly stuff like lotions and soaps and pedicure stuff (thank you Emily). If you guys ever saw my disgusting feet, you would know how much this is both needed and appreciated. Let me just say that rarely have you ever seen dryer skin on feet than I have. I look like I'm part lizard from the ankles down. It's bad. But I'm hoping for a vast improvement!
The Girl made me the coolest present. She went to the Clayroom and picked out an adorable box shaped like an ice cream cone. She painted the cone so it really looks three dimensional, and the ice cream is black raspberry flavored/colored. Way cool. She also made me a pretty shell bracelet with pearls, and two lovely cards. The Boy did absolutely nothing for me, as usual. But he got a couple of gift certificates to Barnes and Noble and he said he would use one on me to get me a book of my choice. I guess it's OK, but I wish he would get off his ass and at least make a card or something. Guys!
All in all, a very successful first night, and we're all fat and happy here. Stumble It! JBlog Me