Thankfully, I just had my annual checkup Thursday morning and the required blood test the week before. None of this is showing up. This gives me time to get rid of the effects, if I should live through it, before my next checkup at the end of March.
I love fruitcake, one of the few folks who do, I suspect. But I only love good fruitcake. I suddenly noticed a post on our local Freecycle board that someone was giving it away. When I contacted him, I found it was Texas Manor, a rather costly brand for me. I jumped at the chance, and drove to his apartment and picked up a few pounds of it. Turns out his church was selling it at a fundraiser after buying a minimum-batch-size and had these left after the sale was over. I will have it all next year.
At our Friday morning Charity Crafter's Christmas pot-luck brunch, I brought home the following leftovers - almost a whole Italian home made fruitcake (this needs to be eaten first because it is rather dry but tasty), over half a dozen devilled eggs (love these), about 30 medium-sized shrimp, 4 slices of various flavors of cheesecake, and over half a dozen candies (homemade, Dandy Candy) which were extremely delicious (notice I said "were" and not "are"), plus 2 slices of pecan praline cake w/cream cheese frosting.
My middle-aged nephew bought some cannoli to give as gifts and we ended up keeping 4 here, 2 each.
A neighbor brought over a wee tin of home made Christmas cookies which we are leaving until Christmas to open.
And just now, another neighbor brought us a bunch (half a dozen) home made Tamales, as she does every year.
(Shoot - thought I heard one of you knocking at my door!!!!)