|Turkey, gravy, brussel sprouts, twice baked butternut squash|
My oldest son spent 45 minutes trying to teach us the rules of his new Lego Heroica board game. I felt really old and didn't understand anything. He has all these tiny details of it memorized. But we played it while the final food cooked and the turkey sat. All the cooking was exhausting, but my Husband did a lot of the cleaning up, so that helped. I had a huge food battle with my sons over dinner, they both threw a fit over mashed potatoes. MASHED POTATOES. It is my fault because I let them eat "kid food" and make them separate dinners all the time. So my goal is to have them eating regular people food, less kid food, by next year. Ugh! I did not let them have dessert because they threw such a fit. Seriously, there was crying and some (fake?) vomiting noises. Oy vay people, it was mashed potatoes.
I have a nice cocktail Christmas party to go to in San Francisco soon and wanted to try putting my hair up. I saw this thing on Pinterest on how to make a bun with a sock. A SOCK! So I did it and it was perfect. But the front was kind of boring and very dark, so I'll have to work on it. My hair has grown a lot this year. It always used to grow very fast, then didn't and now does again. But it needs a good trim, and the bun could hide the split ends. I even made a glitter hairband (it matches the belt) but I'm not sure a 42 yr old should wear a glitter headband.
Here is the outfit I put together. The dress is from Old Navy for only $34 and is a matte satin. The belt is Anthropologie and I have loved it forever, but used this outfit as a excuse to get it. Not sure about the shoes. Maybe black tights and shoes are better for a winter night in the city. The dress is an XS, which was super cool! Old Navy is sized very generously, but can be annoying when you get home with the wrong size. Frequently I swin in a Small from Old Navy. But I was always thankful that I fit in their Large before I lost the weight. I'm not totally sure all that (freckled) shoulder showing suits me, but a nice necklace should top it off.
Here are the recipe links for the my gravy and twice baked butternut squash. It all turned out very good.
UPDATE: Here is a link to the Sock Bun tutorial. She started out with a very pretty ponytail, which I need a little help with!