The girls are going to spend the next two days with me because they are off school this week. I will try and get them involved in some of the food preparation. I hope to put them in charge of the decorations, like making paper turkeys, etc. As usual....I know I will make too much food. I have a cheesecake, apple pie and pumpkin pie to make tomorrow. Wednesday I will make mashed potatoes ahead of time that can bake, and the sweet potatoes. Turkey, dressing, and salad will be on Thursday. I am still dieting and none of this food really tempts me. I have tried to eat regular meals a couple of times when we have gone out to eat....and it just does not have the same meaning it once did. Drinking a shake is just as good for me. I just hope that by my 62nd birthday I have a normal weight range and lower blood pressure. I will be very happy.