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    Friday, November 23, 2007


    Human Stuffing

    This Thanksgiving was better than last year's. Last year, I was less than one month out of weight loss surgery. I wasn't sure what life was going to be like. I was terrified that I was going to be the first person that didn't lose weight after surgery. I was afraid that I'd never be able to eat "normal" food again.

    There were 24 of us this year at my great aunt's house (my maternal grandma's sister). Most of my family was very nice to me. I was wearing my new black boots with a four inch heels. My grandma could only say, "I've never seen you in such high heels, Jennifer". I reminded her that I had always worn heels when I worked retail. She didn't mention my weight loss, nor did I expect her too. It's weird that she isn't more supportive since she's harped about my weight for so many years. Oh well. I didn't have this surgery to make her happy.

    We got our first snow on Wednesday night and it was pretty cold yesterday. The family was discussing how we needed to start our cars to let them warm up. My great aunt chimed in and said that her car warmed up quickly.

    My mom says, "Yeah, but you have a Cadillac with heated leather seats, so you are always warm."

    Aunt says, "But I always feel like I wet my pants after getting off the hot seat".

    Gram replied, "Do you ever check yourself?"

    Maybe that lost something in translation, but I was about wetting my own pants.

    I didn't really eat too much at dinner, but I ate in between meals which I never do anymore. That made me feel like crap. Things have really changed as far as my eating habits go.

    Mr. Sign carved (stabbed) the 20 pound turkey.

    Sadly, this is the only picture I took all day. I feel weird flashing people. Not that kind of flashing!

    Last night I reflected again on all that I had to be thankful for. I have been truly blessed.


    Anonymous said...

    I'm so thankful for the progress you have made in a year.
    You and your family are the only one's whose opinions mean a damn thing.
    Happy Day after Hugs Jenn

    lime said...

    i'm so glad you were able to enjoy thanksgiving this year without angst. sorry your grandma was kind of weird and the food made yo unot feel so well, but wow, what adifference a year makes.

    and the wet pants, yes...funny/

    Rebicmel said...

    Sounds like you had a marvelous time hun! LOL @ your family conversations, sounds so much like our family gatherings. Nice to know there are other families like that out there.
    Have a great weekend!!

    kimmyk said...

    don'tcha just love family?
    gotta love 'em.

    crazy ass dyfunctional families. we all have 'em...no denying it.

    but yeah, winters comin' and i hate the cold. i hate running out and starting my car..hate that.

    Manny said...

    It didn't lose anything, I laughed out loud. And still am.

    A very good friend of mine never did say congrats when I got my promotion. What get's me is, she didn't even try for the job. Whatever, you'll have that.

    Come out and play!

    Anonymous said...

    Okay, your aunt is a riot! that was a trip, girl. The cold has finally arrived here in Georgia. It was only 58 degrees today!! woohooo!
    I am so glad you had a good Thanksgiving!!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    gab said...

    Glad you were able to enjoy your day.
    I myself had a family feud going but you wont see it here on my blog! (too many family eyes)

    Mona said...

    LOL! The cartoon is so Funny!

    & I wonder what 'stuffing' is the turkey using for humans!

    ( I have a dirty mind too sometimes! )

    Mona said...

    & yes1 LOL!@ the conversation!

    G-Man said...

    Listen to this...
    You look terrific, You always smell terrific, and you are a terrific friend.
    (I'm sure you taste terrific also, but I don't know for sure!)
    Have a great week-end..

    buddha_girl said...

    Like you, I had a great Thanksgiving! It's not how people comment on how we look - it's all about being surrounded by the people who truly love us.

    I'm glad you were able to enjoy the day!

    Big Pissy said...

    Glad you had a good day. :)

    Sometimes people are just jealous.

    Even relatives. ;-)

    Manny said...

    Ahhhh ah aha ha

    jillie said...

    Mmmmm...that turkey looks good enough to dive into.

    Grandma's are funny that way. Mine was always the first to point something out but never the positive. I just wonder if it's their generation.

    Glad you had a great day ;o)