27.12.10

My Apologies

I must apologize for being a lousy blogger this past month.  Between the complete demo of the main floor of my house, me being the painter for the entire project and cooking for my cousin's Christmas, I haven't had a minute to catch my breath.

I don't even have pictures of my lovely painted walls.

I have been feeling rather harried.  My Christmas cooking for my cousin began with a 6am shopping trip to Superstore and ended at 9pm that night.

What better time to shop for groceries than 6am?  It was blissfully quiet.  However Superstore does not have everything I want.

I shopped until about 10am and then cooked until the guests arrived at 6pm.  Then we ate and laughed.

It was exhausting.  And that was only the party on December 23.  Two more dinner parties until we can call it a day, er, I mean, a year.




I am sure you are expecting this was a 'Partridge Family' Christmas!  Hah!  Are they ever?

I learned a lot from this Christmas dinner.  I learned why we should always serve a starter salad and never put the hot food on the table until all are seated.

I could not believe that we placed all the hot food on the table, called the guests and then another cousin decided to completely rearrange the seating plan! 

Hot food...haggling over the seating plan...see Sarah seethe!  I have never seen anything like it!  Hilarious!

Finally I just sat down and let them all work it out, hot food be damned.

Tomorrow I drive out to British Columbia to visit my father and his wife.  Perhaps I will get a few pictures?  One can only hope.

I hope your Christmas was blessed and I wish you much contentment and many successes in the new year.  Thank you all for following me so faithfully over the past year.  I promise to be a better blogger when I am nicely settled in my new kitchen, whenever that may be!

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for your super catering tips of waiting till everyone is seated and well done for your superb home management skills. Lots of love, hope your trip to British Columbia is lots of fun

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  2. No apologies needed, I got exhausted just reading this post!

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  3. Understandable - we will all be here waiting for updates when you get back. Have a wonderfull New Year and all the best for 2011. Diane

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  4. Sounds like you have so much on your plate..I hope you do get to BC..and take pics..and then come home..finish things quietly at a relaxed pace..and then enjoy it all serenely this year.Bravo.

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  5. We look forward to all that the new year brings at Our Fingers in the Pie!!!

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  6. You must be exhausted...it takes a few days for things to come back together. It is also difficult to cook in someone else's kitchen! Soon you will be sitting in your remodeled haven with your feet up reading a book!

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  7. Sounds like quite the dinner. I hope you have a great visit in BC and a happy New Year.

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  8. The holidays can be stressful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    relax, catch a breath...New Year's is right around the corner.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  9. You don't have to apologize! By the way, I never understand why this time of the year has to be so exhausting to some people, it's just about time to make things a little more relaxed or perhaps with a few more helping hands...
    Hope you have time to relax now, and enjoy the last moments of 2010. Wishing you a wonderful 2011 with your new kitchen! Can't wait to see what it will inspire you to cook and bake!

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  10. There's always someone who wants to mess with the seating. Your house renovations were enough to keep anyone exhausted; I'm glad you were back together enough to be a delightful Christmas hostess! Have a lovely visit with your father.

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  11. Happy holidays and relax! Soon it will all get settled and comfy.

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  12. Good luck with everything; looking forward to your fabulous blogging in 2011. No apologies necessary; Happy Holidays!

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  13. Sometimes it is just best to sit back and watch the happenings--keeps us sane. LOL

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  14. Happy New Year and enjoy your holidays!

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  15. Happy New Year to you and your family ! May year 2011 bring lots of wonderful thing in life.

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  16. Hang in there Sarah! Happy New Year to you and In can't wait to see the results!

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  17. Poor Sarah! Sounds like a typical family holiday dinner! I hope they appreciated your efforts. Having a new kitchen is a good way to start the New Year.
    Pam

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  18. Happy New Year, Sarah! I hope things calm down and you can settle in to that house more thoroughly over the coming year. Christmas sounded intense.

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  19. NO need for appologies - you have been a SUPER blogger - no one would have known what you were going through until just recently!
    Have a great trip!
    Valerie

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