The evening was so festive when you walked in tonight and the smell of a bunch of delicious food plus the scent of coffee percolating hit you when you walked through the doors as well as the Christmas music. Thankfully the ladies who helped set up (thanks Aimee, Susan and Cathy!) had the foresight to add an extra table to what I had asked them to prepare for because we needed it. We filled every seat that was set up for the dinner plus I think somebody added a chair at another table. It was wonderful but not very good for watching my weight. Oh my. So many favorites. Shepherd's pie, lasagne, manicotti, chicken alfredo, picadillo, rice and beans, cajun chicken, cheesecake, cherry pie and list goes on and on...it was an amazing array of food.
Following dinner I went to the piano and led in a game of Christmas "name that tune", selecting dozens of old Christmas songs hoping to stump somebody. Well, they were real good players and got them all...but Pat won the prize of the evening! Boy she really knew her songs that's for sure. They even got the Hippopatumus song on the first few notes. Ha!
Following the Christmas name that tune I asked Bill to go around with the wireless mic and have people share their favorite Christmas memories while I softly played some carols in the background. It made for a nice sentimental touch.
Good stuff...and...speaking of stuffed, I truly am literally and figuratively, and ready for sleep. Lord Jesus, I've got to get back on track. I was hoping to before the first of the year but each day is difficult this season. Tomorrow night we have company for dinner so it's not lookin' real good for tomorrow either, but despite the struggle of trying to get back on program I sure am enjoying the fellowship with friends and family.