Bread! Rolls! Stuffing! Potatoes! Candy! Really Big Plates! Parties!
My Exclamation point key is wearing out. Now let’s throw in snow and ice so you can’t leave the house. Is this a good thing? Yes and no. Yes because now you can’t eat out and over-eat because, gosh dernit, YOU PAID for all that food. (Ya, I know…eat half and put the other half in a box trick.) And no because you can’t watch Christmas movies without eggnog and cheese balls and crackers and popcorn.
What is a person to do?
Aha! Remove the stimulus! Don’t watch the Christmas movies, watch the Musketeers series or Merlin or NCIS or CSI NY in a binge! Don’t go to the parties! Uh oh…side effects! What kind of side effects could those possibly have? Forgot to go shopping for gifts. Forgot that some people actually celebrate Christmas and THAT’S why they’re not here for their lessons…so you won’t get paid this week. Oh and you volunteered to sing on Christmas Eve with the church choir, and because all your activities have been cancelled, you have NO idea what day today is. Crud. Is it 10:45 already? Now I’m hungry. I know. I’ll fix a healthy breakfast and do dishes for 2 1/2 hours. Problem solved! Or not. Have a Merry Happy and a Christmas New Year.