Thanksgiving and the few days following allowed me to crank out two more challenges. Day 56 suggested I live the Rock n Roll lifestyle at it’s most decadent. The book kindly recommends hookers, cocaine, prison hospitals and international travel. Given that I had a fairly good idea I would not get around to all that, I decided I’d just consider the “decadence” that I did live to suffice and call it a day.
Thanksgiving Day decadence included, but was not limited to the following: absurd accessories (in the form of my favorite bird headband,) a truly ridiculous amount of food and wine consumed, loudly announcing time and again that I was “having a great time!!” and many real-time shout-outs to the friends and family that were present. While I did not exactly yell out “Thank you very much, Carrboro, and Good Night!” before I left I did announce as soon as we got home that I was going immediately to bed. And I am fairly sure I tacked on a “Thank you very much!” as I was terribly thankful all day.
Friday morning quickly blended in to Friday afternoon which became Friday evening before I knew it. All of a sudden it was Sunday night and a shower and some new sweatpants seemed in order. There is little more decadent in the life of a mother than uninterrupted couch time. I was under the weather enough to justify sitting on my ass all weekend. Friday afternoon I was convinced I might be a wee bit hungover but when Em was feverish and intermittently sweating and then freezing I realized we might all have the “funk.” Em and I whiled away the weekend with ABC Family’s movies and in a desperate plea for entertainment I watched 5 hours of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in one sitting Saturday evening. Can’t imagine why MQD opted out of the evening’s entertainment?
So, while it may not have been the wild times of my youth ( a fine example seen below) it was a decadent weekend. Good food, wine, naps and craptastic TV.
And Day 57 – it was quick and delicious! Day 57: Try a food that scares you. I detest raisins, so I have never even considered a dried fig to be a good idea. However, wrap that sucker in some bacon and stuff it with bleu cheese and I was game. It was delicious!! Seen below is our charming hostess. (And incidentally, totally not the source of our “funk.” Her cold and our fevers, aches, and chills do not seem to be the same set of symptoms!)
Many thanks to E&T for sharing their home, their food, their friends and their family with us on this day!