the mayhem unleashed by the brilliant gemini moon refuses to abate. my sister, her husband and her two children (6 & 3) arrived just as dinner was being was served. fortunately, my mother and stepfather had pitched in, and everything went as smoothly as it is possible for such an impromptu gathering to go.
the only real drama was created by meg, who had a temper tantrum over a sweater that got shrunk by libby accidentally putting it in the dryer. however, she's trying a new detox diet (under the supervision of her doctor, who has a really HOT son, i might add) and i think it's making her REALLY CRANKY.
for those of you curious to see what sort of menu i can put together for 19 people on 8 hours notice... here's what we ate:
spiral ham with honey glaze
homemade cranberry sauce (leftover from thanksgiving)
baby peas in butter sauce
string bean casserole
spinach and cheese stuffed mushrooms
sour-milk cake with buttercream frosting
my mother is planning on leaving today, but it appears that my sister and her family will need to stay until tomorrow, as it is doubtful they'll have power until then. my sister just came up to my writing room and announced that 6 is vomiting.
the fun never stops.
and furthermore, the war must end. blessed be.