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Whoa! Having houseguests and a huge dinner party makes it easy to miss posting on your journal! You would think that we took it pretty easy yesterday but you'd be wrong. Well, you'd be half wrong. Anders got the Advent lights put up and all the Christmas decorations down from the attic so that I can start decorating at my leisure.

Leisure! *snort* She said leisure!

While John and I went to drop Martin off at a birthday party (the boy he doesn't like, if you remember, whom he subsequently got into a fight with AT THE BIRTHDAY PARTY) and then to the store and then to the video rental bus stop, Simone very kindly baked 200 gazillion mini M&M cookies for me because she is totally awesome that way. I needed 90 for the AWC cookie exchange on Tuesday and another 40 for Martin's class Xmas party on Thursday. I DID start the first triple-batch of cookie dough, so don't think I didn't do ANYTHING, although I have to be fair and say that John mixed it. John doesn't think he gets enough mention on this journal, but now that he has his own LJ, I figure I'll be linking to him all the time for Great Writing Out There, so that ought to shut him up.

We also made the horrible mistake of renting The LadyKillers, thinking that since it starred Tom Hanks we couldn't go wrong. Hoo boy, what a mess of a movie. :( Despite Tom's dedicated and relentless scenery-chewing, this Ocean's-Eleven-crossed-with-OBrotherWhereArtThou-wannabe was a stinker from beginning to the bitter end. Our only consolation was that they all died. Except the old lady, and I was wishing desperately that she'd meet her maker by the end as well. Alas, no.

Thanksgiving dinner was great, despite a last-minute cancellation that left us scrambling for green bean casserole. We had all the usual yummies, including turkey cooked to utter perfection by Anders, 2 kinds of stuffing, the biggest bowl of mashed potatoes in the universe, good gravy*, totally-winged-it-green-bean-casserole, cranberry sauce, black olives (but not the good kind dammit), my mom's savoury sweet potato & cream dish (made by Katrina) and CORN PUDDING which was absolutely delicious. And then, to top off the moaning and groaning and pants-opening, we had 2 perfect pumpkin pies with whipped cream and my mom's viennese brownies (made by Simone with her mad kitchen skillz) and then the entire table expired of food-coma-ecstasy.

It was so nice to have ozswede and tallefjant down to stay as well. Karin and Martin are already wondering when we can go stay with Lambi again. :D We were glad to have given them the chance to try pumpkin pie! The entire Thanksgiving menu was pretty much new to tallefjant so I hope he really enjoyed it and wasn't just being polite. :)

Me So Funny!
John: *talking about something* ...because I'm an expert on it, of course
Liz: "spurt" being the operative term here
John: *busts into laughter* HAHAHAAHA! Spurt! that was hilarious!
Liz: *pleased and laughing* I know! I made that up just now!

Sadly, John failed in his attempt to get a video clip, while wearing her white-hand-of-Saruman-hat, of Karin saying "I smell man-flesh."

Looking Forward to: leftover turkey sandwiches all week (YUM!), getting 15 different kinds of Christmas cookies to bring home on Tuesday, 3 choir concerts on Sunday, a week off between Christmas and New Year's.

*Say it with me! GOOD GRAVY! :D
mood: working
music: Dire Straits—Lions

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No. I hope it's better than the remake.

Ladykillers has to be one of the worst movies of all times.

Glad you guys had so much fun! Sounds like good food and good company--what could be better?

a massage at the end? :P

my sentiments exactly

You're like me, when I hate a movie I just want everyone to die at the end. Or in the middle.

Sounds like you had an excellent Thanksgiving!

Your Thanksgiving in Sweden sounded wayyyyyyyyy better than mine here in the states. Disgruntled family! Har-rumph!!!

Oh, and sucky movies suck. (I know, I have such a way with words. *LOL*)

Your Thanksgiving does sound wonderful. That sort of distraction from the internet is a good thing! (...says the internet addict who is trying to ween herself away...)

I liked the link back to the picture of Mrs. Snowman, that was well before I knew you. So cute, and nice to "meet" your family.

Finally (I had lots of pointless comments to make this go-round!) your 'spurt' comment reminded me of my father, who tells jokes like:
"You do know what an expert is, don't you?"
*little girl vember shaking her head no in wonder*
"Someone that used to be a pert!"

LOL! Sounds like your father and my father would have gotten along just great :D

great that you had such a good thanksgiving. i think you could say we missed thanksgiving altogether. oh my, that is a lot of cookies. i am interested in the AWC, do you know who i should contact? love the rosey cheeks on the family!

You can contact me :) Or you can just go in and fill out a registration form on the website: and the membership officer, Barbara, will get in touch with you. It's SEK 250 for the year (Sep-Aug). It's a great group! :)

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