Friday, December 05, 2008

Back home

Well, hi there!

I am back after almost 2 weeks of no posting, and boy, does it feel a little weird trying to get back into the swing of things. My Google Reader is bursting at the seams and begging me to get busy reading and commenting, but there are other important things to do, like sitting on the couch watching Christmas movies. (Elf, anybody?)

I didn't mention it beforehand, due to the unknown crazy burglar people that most undoubtedly are lurking at my blog just waiting for me to leave, but we went to Indiana for Thanksgiving. Savannah was beside herself with excitement. She remembered so much from our August trip, and she was sure that she was going to get to pick raspberries with Kampa again. But Indiana trades fresh berries for snow in November, and so she contented herself with stomping around in the little bit of fresh powder that fell on Monday.

I realize that Thanksgiving is past now and you all have moved on to Christmas, so I will just post one picture that pretty much sums up how we all felt about Thanksgiving dinner. Notice that the protein and vegetables are being ignored in favor of the mashed potatoes. She's a smart one, this carb-lovin' girl.



I know I should be doing a Fit Friday post right now, and I might later on, but last time I jumped on the scale (after Thanksgiving, mind you) I was holding steady - no loss, but no gain either. In fact, my mom has a most tricky scale at her house and I thought for about 1.5 seconds that I had actually lost 2 or 3 pounds. Then she had to go and burst my bubble by telling me that the scale is about 3 pounds light. Whatever. I chose to believe that I had lost until I got back home and my evil (and accurate) scale informed me otherwise. The delusion was nice while it lasted.

Y'all can go visit Missy if you want to see some people that had some actual HFTH success this week...

Hopefully I will be by to visit you all later...I am determined to get my reader cleared out. Have a great weekend!

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32 comments:

Rachelle said...

Glad your back!

Lisa said...

Welcome back...so glad you got in some good family time.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Welcome back--I'll watch Elf with ya!

What kid does not love mashed potatos?

RosyRose said...

Good to see you back friend!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Welcome back, Jackie! I missed ya!

I watched Elf last weekend...it was on 3 nights in a row on TV. So so funny! Love it.

Enjoy your day...

Krystal said...

There you are! I got on your blog last night checking to see if I had missed a recent post! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

We LOVE Elf! It is the funniest!

Merry Christmas!
Krystal

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Yeah, I noticed you were MIA a little bit! Glad you had a fun trip.

I DIED at "Kampa." Because Madeline used to call her Grandpop - "Ka-pop" but it sounded like 'Crackpot.' Oh, the jokes we used to make.

(FYI, I'm finishing up those questions and you're at the top of the post. It'll be up in a little bit.)

photomama said...

Glad you could visit with family for a while. Nice to have you back.

Smilingsal said...

I'm glad that you had a FAMILY Thanksgiving; that's the best kind.

Jenn said...

Glad you had a wonderful time with your family. Its good to have you back.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Yay! Jackie is back!! :) I missed you lots.
Elf - my fav.
I'm so glad you had a great time! And it probably is a good thing I didn't know you were in Indiana, because I know we all worry about blog stalkers, and I would've likely became one... :)Ha ha!
Don't be a slave to your google reader. :)

Sara@ Butterville said...

Has it really been 2 weeks! I'm so glad your back!

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

Elf is the best...I'm siiinging! I'm in a store and I'm singing! (There's no singing at the north pole) Yes there IS!!!

Sorry, I could not help it.

Glad you're back and your turkey dinner picture makes me want to rewind to Thanksgiving. My leftovers are gone and I miss it.

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

Glad your back, I missed you!

I think I am going to rent all 3 of the Santa Clause movies for the girls to watch. We saw the second half of #2 the other day and Hope laughed and laughed.

His Girl said...

welcome back!

Gwendolyn said...

I'm despairing of ever getting my google reader caught up. There are not enough hours in the day! Glad you are back!

Carolina Mama said...

Glad you're back. Hey, Fit Friday is going great. Every bit helps - hey, even not gaining at Holiday time is of year! Come do my tag - it's fun!

Growin' with it! said...

what is it with people and their inaccurate scales. not doggin your mom.. but grr!

and little Savannah, you're my kinda gal. i'd sit by you at thanksgiving any year!

so glad to see you back. really did miss you around here!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Welcome back...you were missed!

Lois Lane II said...

"Smiling's my favorite."

I LOVE Elf!!!

Tracy's Porch said...

I say the fact that you were able to not gain weight during Thanksgiving is success!

BTW...I tried those anti-muffin top torture exercises you posted about. WOW - hard!

Mom said...

I always keep the scale set at 3 lbs.
Someone changed the dial back to 0 over the weekend~sorry!! :(

SarahHub said...

Welcome back! Looks like a wonderful holiday!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Girl, I wondered where you were. I am glad your back and it sounds like you had a great vacation. :)

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Missed you.

Wendy said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

It is unusual for us to get this much snow... I'm kind of doubting we'll have a white Christmas, but you never know. Have a great week!

Gretchen said...

You're beautiful no matter what your weight, Jackie, but here's hoping you're able to get back on track this week and focus for your goals. I know I need to, as well. My scale was 20 pounds light today! Woo Hoo! Yeah...time for a new battery. :(

Blessings to your family as you anticipate Christmas.

Growin' with it! said...

oh i like the new look!!

Wendy said...

oohhh, I love the new layout!

Kellie said...

Glad you're back! I am so behind on blog reading that I feel like I haven't been to visit in forever!

Love the holiday look of the blog! So festive!

Happy Thursday!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Well, I was going to say welcome back until I realized you posted this almost a week ago. Can you tell my participation in the bloggy world has been minimal? I haven't even been to my favorites (like yours) in a while.

Still welcome home and to the Christmas season.

I love your design. If you should ever start designing blogs, I'll be first in line.

As for Elf, when can I come over and watch? :0)

Colored With Memories said...

dern those scales! accurate or inaccurate...away with them!

i'm laughing about your crazy burglar idea...i thought about it after i announced to the whole world we were leaving for disney!