Sunday, December 18, 2005

Pre-Christmas Gorge

In keeping with the spirit of eating everything in sight during the holiday season, I came away a huge winner this weekend, and in no particular order, I give you, drumroll please...
Things I ate today:
chocolate-chip pancakes
bacon
butter (for the pancakes)
BTW, I place a piece of bacon in the fold of the buttered chocolate-chip pancake and then eat it like a taco.
broccoli casserole
potatoes
steak leftovers
fudge
muddy buddies (which are chocolate-peanut-butter coated chex mix with powered sugar)
mint magic cookies (which are chocolate cookies with a mint Hershey kiss hidden inside--and yes, I did make them, and I can post the recipe if you want).
nonfatsugarfreevanillalattewithwhipextrahot
diet coke
ice water
potato chips
macaroni and cheese
about 8 chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce
pumpkin cheesecake bread
1/2 bbq chicken sandwich

I think that's about it, but I can't be sure.

Things I haven't done today:
Showered
Pooped

Things I wanted to do today but didn't:
Shower
Go for a run
Wash my face
(you know what)

Things I want to do after I'm off the computer:
Read
Sleep
(you know what again)

Things I will think about doing after I get off the computer:
Writing
Sleeping
How gross I am today
Getting my book published someday
Exercising
Not eating
(same thing as above)

Things I did do today:
Sleep In
Stay in my PJs all day
Bake cookies
Make pancakes
Eat
Clean the kitchen about a hundred times
Feed a bunch of people about a hundred times
Feel fat

Here are some pictures I'd like to share to show you I've been in a festive mood lately and am no longer grappled in depression. I give you the view from our upstairs, looking down at our tree (which, I love to tell everyone I got for $25 the day after Christmas at Target one year, and also, if you'll note, the color theme happens to be of a patriotic nature -- all we had was red, white and blue strands!





And here is the snowman we made. He's really big, but now kinda melty:







And then, lastly, if you're still searching for THE perfect gift for those loved ones who are Professional Alcohol Consumers (aka PACs), you simply cannot go wrong with this gift. And I'll tell you, no one ever, will ever, ever be able to top this gift that I gave to my parents. Not only is it a conversation piece, a wonderful accoutrement to the kitchen decor, it is also extremely functional and fun! Merry Christmas Mom and Dad!






16 comments:

AfricaBleu said...

Hmm, you've just described my eating habits for the whole month of December. Every time I pass the mirror, I screech at the potato-in-the-mirror-who-is-me, "I am a FAT HOG!"

Then I off I go, in search of more fudge.

Bah. And as for YOU, go eat some fiber (for your, er, little something you haven't done today).

Thanks for visiting my site, BTW.

Caryn said...

I started to read the details about all you ate today, but it made me hungry, so I had to skip the rest. I'm feeling rather piggish myself lately. January should be lots of fun because, of course, it's diet season. Yippee. Your tree looks beautiful, by the way--loved the view of it from outside looking in.

Manic Mom said...

Hey, africableu--I too, am so excited for January to get here so I can stop eating and drinking!

Ooh, and a bowl of Oatmeal Quaker Squares cereal does always do the trick for the little 'problem', but I don't think I can stomach anymore food today. Tomorrow's breakfast for sure, and then some exercise! Thank you too, for stopping by my blog!

Anna--LOL that you got hungry reading my list!

Shannin said...

i somehow found your blog... link, after link... absolutly hilarious and quite briliant!...

Tina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment, so nice of you!

Your christmas tree looks beautiful...and your snowman, I so wish I could have just 1 white Christmas!

Just read thru some of your posts and I'll be definately bookmarking it! Best laugh in ages!!

cubmommy said...

Love the gift for you parents. That is so funny.

We had bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy and waffles yesterday. Man it was good.

Your tree is lovely. Big Cubby thought your snowman was good. He liked it.

Jas... said...

Oh the pump is suh-weet! I'm getting one!

Being a differently minded admittedly addicted blogger, I have decided along with the committee in my mind that we should definitely add you to the favorite blog list that I have thrown up on my site like a vandal does with a bucket of paint.

Mainly because I want to return here and read this great stuff you write for no other reason than to totally entertain myself. I'm selfish like that!

:D

Tee said...

Ok, wait a minute. I've been reading the 50 habits of naturally thin people in Reader's Digest. This doesn't match up. LOL.
By the way, I like your blog. :) Nice to meet you.

HelpMeBubba said...

I was just telling Bubba I'm gaining weight...my favorite jeans barely fit. My ass in my jeans looks like its struggling to be set free. I probably shouldn't wear them for a while....aargh!

Sugarmama said...

Was there something wrong with your food list? Looked like a normal pre-Christmas day to me! Now excuse me while I eat another dozen cookies...

Nancy said...

I am glad it's not just me with the crazed holiday eating. I had lost 20 pounds on Weight Watchers this summer and was feeling more my former (svelter) self, but it's all gone out the window in the last month or so. My list from yesterday would be like yours, only substituting frozen chicken quesadillas with mango salsa for the chocolate chip pancakes. But I can't stop myself!!

Thanks for stopping by my site this evening -- I'll be back to see yours again. :-)

teahouse said...

Ok, I must own a fill 'er up liquor pump. Where do you get one of those things?

You are my hero.

Christa said...

you totally look like your mom...lovely pics.... get on IM!!!!

Monkey said...

I love this! I just call this "getting ready for hibernation". Who ever heard of showering while hibernating?? I mean it's unnatural!

And for Help Me Bubba... I see your jeans and raise you two pigs fighting in a croaker sack. As that is what my jeans look like at the moment.

Happy Foodilldays!

The Dummy said...

Hey, that's a great tree! And snowman too! Hope you've pooped by now! ;)

Manic Mom said...

Shannin and Tina--thanks for stopping by. Think I found you gals on SAHM webring.

Cubmommy--breakfast sounds good! I forgot, is Big Cubby really Big Daddy or your oldest son--I'm guessing Big Daddy is Cubdaddy--thanks for showing him the snowman--it was so fun to make, and easier than I thought it would be, and he's still standing!

JA and Teahouse--now ya know where you can get Da Pump!

Tee--I was reading the 50 Habits of Naturally 'Thicker' People!

Bubba and Monkey--so glad to know my ass is not alone in this pre-holiday bulge blitz!

Sugarmama--send cookies! and Nancy--I want that mango salsa quesadilla.

Christa--sorry we keep missing each other on IM... I guess I'm in the kitchen sneaking cookies whenever you're online, or (and DD, this is for you)... I've been pooping! LOL!


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