Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wow I feel like....

I have been gone forever from bloggy world in fact it as only been a couple of days. Hope all you fabulous gals and pals had a great Christmas and holiday....Mine was awesome and it was great to spend some quality time with family an friends. Today it is all about cleaning up and getting myself back into organization mode. My body {and liver}take a beating when I host large dinner parties - no joke. Between planning and executing the menu to setting the themed table to the 2 day clean up and all it goes with it it can get really tiring. Yesterday all I did was hang out with my hubby and LDG and we did a big fat NOTHING *OK little lie there I actually did about 2 loads of laundry and unloaded many a dishwasher!*  
We have one more event coming up this week and that will be the couple days up in the Napa Valley Wine Country. We will be dining at Bottega {love me some Chef Chiarello} which I am looking forward to. We do not usually go out for NYE because we hate dealing with amateurs - sorry but it is true we spent way to many years in the party circuit to deal with peeps on NYE.  After Napa It will then be time to get back to my regular work out schedule  - 5 days a week and I am getting back to the Mediterranean diet.
Simple and elegant 
I hate the friggin holidays 

The tree 

Yeah that looks healthy......Paula Deans Potato Casserole 
I can tell I have been abusing my body with rich food the last couple of weeks and my body is not used to it. I got on the scale did not gain any weight *chasing a toddler helped*however I feel bloated and and unhealthy and my skin is not cooperating which will not due. No breakouts - I just see a dullness I do not like. Their has been wayyyyy to many desserts in this house which is my fault because I LOVE to bake,  I however informed hubby that I am going on a baking strike fo the next few months so his employees at work will just have to live with that. He was also informed that we will be on a mostly plant and fish eating plan for a bit - he took the news well. I guess I am also freaking out a little because in less than 10 days I will be turning f*ckin
This is not too bad because 42 in Cali is actually 32 and I do not feel 42 and I must say do not act or look 42. Today I am scheduling some more preschool tours I am looking at 3 more than we need to make a choice because I want to get her on the waiting list as soon as I can. Then I need to figure out what do with myself twice a week for a few hours a day. 

I thought I would post some pics of hubby and Jman who helped put together LDG's xmas present on Thursday night. That was fun to watch and document......

Positive start

Dogs were also involved 

Thumbs up they did it

And LDG loves it 

Have a super day!


Jo said...

That kitchen is to DIE for. Oh, and so is that PLATE-O-CHEESE. :)

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

Your table setting looks awesome! I am exhausted also! and my house is a mess! Love the little kitchen, santa brought my little one a kitchen also. Have fun in wine country.....I am so jealous!!!

joeh said...

I also hate the NYE ametures where "having a good time " is a requirement!

BTW - Keep in mind that for a Cranky Old Man, 42 is freaking HOT!!

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year


Susan said...

May I just say this: Amazing! I was able to get the food on the table all at once and 98% of it was hot. I looked like I had just escaped from prison in the laundry cart and my table looked like hell. May I just come hang with you from now on? LOL Seriously, awesome and beautiful table! I love the little kitchen and the documenting of the never fun putting together.

Thanks for the getting healthy support!

Annie@Letters to Mo said...

That play kitchen looks awesome! I bet she loves it!

Michael Ann said...

Great little kitchen for LDG! I'm sure she'll enjoy it for a few years to come. That's timeless toy. Glad you had a fun one!

KERRY said...

That is seriously a cute present for LDG!! Good to hear you had a great Christmas with loads of yummy food :)
Your table looked lovely btw.
42 is nothing, maybe 20 years ago it seemed anyone that was 42 was old but not as you begin to approach it lol
I know what you mean on the blogging homefront, I feel like I have been MIA too, apart from scheduled posts!
Have a great day Mumma!!!

Ronni @ Anywhere Is said...

Glad you had a good Christmas!!! :D

Cyn said...

42 is awesome because i say so & because i will be in the 42 club in april!

love the kitchen -- skylr has a similar one & lovesssss it!!

ana said...

That kitchen is totes adorbs! Our friend gave the Chitlin their little kitchen and she loves it... now if she only loved her play broom and dust pan as much. Lol ;)

Feeling the love......