Yesterday was the reunion and you all should have seen the food!!!
Mostly from the Southern tradition, corn breads and dried beans, fried chicken and sweet potatoes smothered in ooey gooey marshmellows!!!
And then there were foods from out of state cousins, pea salads, and cashew ham salads...all just other names for Mayonnaise salads!!!
I did eat, but really not that much...a spoon full of maybe 4 of the potato/pasta/veggie salads...one piece of ham, one chicken strip, and one boneless chicken wing.
one cheddar biscuit and a hearty portion of fresh from the garden cooked green beans and some fresh from the freezer/from the garden of my uncle, sweet corn!!!
Yes, I even had dessert...a half a piece of nut brownie and a half a piece of some sort of pecan sweet brown sugary concoction...and, I was sicker than a dog!!!
Just as I was the day of the barbecue meat meal!!!
Probably the only thing that saved me from really going overboard, aside from NOT wanting to, was my spanx!!!
I guess after one plate full, they were stretched to the max and my stomach was about to pop the seams!!!
So, while I only felt like I was going to die, I only went thru the buffet line once!!!
Then came home and had a yogurt for a late evening snack, how I even found the room is beyond me.
But I had a nice time, visiting with cousins and seeing aunts and uncles getting older, seems to have more meaning the older I get.
I got two really sweet compliments, my cousin Pam told me I had the prettiest hair and that I must go to a wonderful colorist, YES YES, My colorist is GREAT!!!!
She worked me in on her day off, Friday, just so I wouldnt have to go to my family reunion looking like Grandmama Addams!!!
And my moms cousin was talking to me, and she said "You are so pretty Valarie, you have the nicest skin and the prettiest lips"!!!
I love getting compliments, it really made me feel great.
Now if only next year, they will all compliment me on how much weight I have lost since they last saw me and how much restraint I have from the dessert table!!!
So, today I got up and went for my walk and going to stay in the rest of this beautiful fall day and clean my house and get ready to watch the Broncos/Cowboys tonight.
mother vs. son
my team, the broncos and my sons team, the cowboys!!!
Poor guy, I hate to see my son in pain, but he will be after Peyton Manning tears the cowboys to shreds heheehe....
Everyone have a lovely Sunday!!!
the day of the reunion.....