Sunday, December 20, 2009


My motivation to get on the treadmill over this festive season is that I want to eat and enjoy the goodies at the parties we have been invited to, but ...I sure have to dig deep after a couple of late nights, and lots of high fat appetizers and sweets...We have a party or function of some kind every night until Christmas Eve, then of course Christmas Day. We have a traditional Open House on Boxing Day at our home that family and friends come to. Tony plays hockey with a group of guys in the morning, and by noon people start coming by the house for food and refreshments. They have been doing this for over 20 years, and it is something that I really enjoy as I get all the food prepared ahead of time so I can visit with our guests. I cook a ham, and put out buns, ribs, chicken wings, veggies, dips, sweets, etc. The usual holiday fare. Sometimes the guests are gone by 3 or 4 pm, and a couple of times it has been very late...I also like it because we see some people only on Boxing Day every year, and if it weren't for this get together, years could go by. The hockey game has also turned into a generational game, with many of Tony's friends bringing their sons or sons-in -law to play.
Then after Boxing Day this is one of the things I plan to do. I have my trashy reads ready, and can't wait! I also have my January quilting projects ready to start- I am ahead of the game for a change!


Michelle said...

Sounds like a good plan, I hope it works out for you. Well, you & Terry must be on the same page with the project thing for January...LOL! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Peggy said...

oh it sounds so good! i wish i could call over on boxing day!!!

joan said...

Oh Annie it all sounds good except for the treadmill adventure... Too bad we live on either end of the country!
Merry Christmas

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I'd love to come to your house for a Boxing Day party! I too have been on the treadmill a lot lately to counter act all the eating, LOL!
As for your trashy books,enjoy! I have read some Cathy Kelly books as wwell. You've got your projects picked out for Jan? Way to go! I haven't a clue yet! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010!

annieb said...

Well, all Charming Girls, I will issue a formal invitation- to one and all, you are invited to my place on Boxing Day, anytime after 12 noon. Merry Christmas and see you all then!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

I'd love to come to your party -- it sounds like such fun! And I say skip that treadmill until January! Just eat, read, and enjoy for the rest of this year!

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