The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

No, I won't wear the antlers!

DJ has a very large extended family.  My MIL is one of 6 children, all of whom who have children & grandchildren - lots of 'em.  Every year they get the whole family together shortly before Christmas because everyone is doing their own thing on the actual day.

Our Sunday afternoon was at the party.  It's loud & chaotic, but I think that's the way family is supposed to be.

Every household is asked to bring a covered dish, a dessert item & drinks to share.  I planned on taking pot roast in the crockpot - but the roast wasn't  defrosted in the morning, even though it had been sitting out overtnight. FML.  As a last minute substitute, I made pasta with sausage & cheese instead.  It was yummy.

A few weeks ago another blogger shared a recipe for pummkin pie dip.  You essentially make the guts of the pie, & use ginger snaps or apple slices for dipping.  It was super easy to make, & turned out really well - but no one but BIL touched it.  I don't think anyone knew what it was honestly.  Sigh.

They have a raffle to raise money for the next big party, Easter.  We also played some games & a whole lot of bingo.  By the end of the party, DJ & I both had our fill of the togetherness - but all-in-all, it was a really fun day.


  1. I would have eaten the hell out of some pumpkin dip. Dang. I love that stuff!

    PS: The antlers are super hot.

  2. I made that dip too! It was amazing, and everyone wanted the recipe. The family missed out by ignoring it!

  3. Yay for family get togethers! Pumpkin dip? I would have been all over it! :)

  4. Sounds like a blast! I hate when I try new stuff and no one shows it any love! At least try it!!! Geez! I would have =D