Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Friends-giving, Sutton Foster & Two Very Cute Kitties

From sharing a feast with two dear friends to seeing the incomparable Sutton Foster bring down the house at DC’s Kennedy Center, my Thanksgiving weekend was filled with food, fun and, of course, two very cuddly kitties. Best of all, it’s now officially the Christmas season, to be celebrated with many a carol, roll of giftwrap and homemade cookie.

As usual, my low-key holiday weekend kicked off Wednesday night with a big glass of wine and an annual viewing of Gone With the Wind. A lovely light snow  our first of the season  also fell that day. Then, Thursday morning, it was time to head into the kitchen to help my husband prepare a Thanksgiving meal of turkey, gravy, salad, my Nana’s mashed potatoes, his Nana’s stuffing and some delish cranberry-lemon relish. Our friends also contributed rolls, a green bean casserole and two pies, making for a fabulous meal in our new home.

(For those who are wondering, I gave up my pescetarian diet a few months back after struggling with low energy levels and weight gain. Luckily, I’ve been feeling better ever since.)

   
Friday found us doing some early-morning shopping, then later heading to the Kennedy Center, where Tony-winner Sutton Foster performed alongside the National Symphony Orchestra and special guest artists Megan McGinnis and Joshua Henry. While the two-hour show didn't seem nearly long enough, it was by far one of the most awesome symphony concerts I’ve seen.

Looks like I'll be re-cleaning the tablecloth and mats! 
Finally, while Steve worked on homework Saturday and Sunday, I enjoyed putting up decorations and snuggling with our kitties, who both tried to “help” deck the halls by batting at ornaments and lounging on top of stockings. All in all, it was a wonderful start to the holiday season! 

How was your Thanksgiving? Are you ready for the holidays?  

16 comments:

  1. We are so ready for the holidays! Glad you are feeling better! The kitties are adorable!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. Thanks! I hope you have lots of holiday fun in store!

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  2. ready, so ready for the holidays! but i've been too sick to decorate, so it's happening this weekend.and good for you listening to your body and realizing it didn't work for you.

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    1. Thanks, Elle! Vegetarian, pescetarian and vegan diets are often touted as being healthier, but I think it's important to always listen to our bodies, no matter what we see or hear in the media. I'm so sorry you've been sick. I hope you feel better soon and can truly enjoy the holiday season!

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  3. LOVELY :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! We had a fun time celebrating.

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  5. You did a great job...And i love your traditions of gone with the wind and the Kennedy center!!

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    1. Thank you! Traditions always give me fun things to look forward to.

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  6. Im glad reintroducing meats to your diet helped out! Was it hard at first?

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    1. Thanks, Kate! Actually, it was surprisingly easy. I grew up eating meat, so I think my body just never adapted to the pescetarian diet. As much as I do still have concerns about the meat industry, carcinogens, etc., I'm very glad I made the change and think I am healthier now.

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  7. Snuggling while decorating is the best! ;)

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  8. It seems like you had a wonderful time with friends and Sutton Foster is awsome! We had Thanksgiving ambitions, but never quite made it. Your kitties are adorable as usual. I'm also intrigued by your former pescetarian diet. While I also would like to eat less meat, I have found it to be difficult to cut it out altogether too. At least eating less of it is a good step right?

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. Yes, eating less meat is certainly a good step! I'm trying not to go overboard, but am very glad to have reintroduced it.

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