Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas to You!

I wanted to take a moment to wish you the very merriest of holidays this year and to thank you for coming to visit, even though there hasn't been a whole heck of a lot to read. I've been pretty darn sick for the past month, with two blood clots in my lung and two in my leg. To say that this has put a bit of a damper on my holiday season would be an absolute understatement. But I'm trying... (maybe I'll learn how to take a more flattering selfie in 2014!)

I've learned a few things over the past month, and thought I'd share:
  1. Thanksgiving dinner at the hospital, regardless of how fantastic the hospital staff is, will always be awful, and may even make you cry...just a little.
  2. My husband has excellent turkey cooking abilities that I never knew existed.
  3. I will never cook a turkey again.
  4. Having meals brought to your home, when you have no energy to cook, is the most wonderful thing imaginable.
  5. Spending time with family and friends is truly fantastic, especially when they have a place for you to sit and don't mind if you go lay down for a bit in the middle of a conversation.
  6. If I never see another episode of Law & Order, or SVU, it will be too soon.
  7. Going vegetarian for a few days a week really isn't that bad, despite being an unrepentant carnivore.
  8. Technically, French fries are vegetarian.
  9. I am really, really, really ready to feel like myself again and get back out there and into the kitchen. 
  10. I have, without question, the best staff in all of Frederick. Thank you to Caroline, Kerry, Wendy, Sharon, Dotty, Elizabeth, Rachel, and Sarah. You. Are. AWESOME!
So let's raise a glass (sparkling cider for me-don't want to mess with those blood thinners) and toast the end of 2013, and get ready to seize the heck out of 2014. Merry Christmas!!


Bruce said...

Merry Christmas, Chris !

Chef Christine said...

Merry Christmas Bruce!!