Being as how I don’t have much to say right now, and don’t even have any pretty pictures to share, I was looking back through my archives to see if I had any pictures from last year at Christmas that I could ‘borrow.’ Wow. I didn’t even remember what I was doing last year.
- I made a recipe I didn’t remember.
- I had my dad up to visit for a couple of days.
- I was home alone on Christmas, getting ready to leave for my trip to Africa. I was eating some pretty tasty food that looks healthy too.
Today I had lunch with an old friend. I left early and went to the gym for a workout. BTW, comments are so helpful sometimes. I have been exercising very consistently. And still the feeling of ‘SOO FAAATT’ persists. Cammy said something about how she feels better about herself when she is working out. And I thought, yeah, I usually do too. I kept mulling this over. And I finally realized that the missing piece just might be that I have virtually eliminated my core exercises. And guess where I ‘feel’ fat? Yep, the core. This was an innocent mistake. I was just changing up my routine a bit, and I eliminated going in the little studio at the gym. which was where I did all my core exercises. And I really need to do those for my back.
The Christmassy spirit seems to be eluding me this year. For me, special treats are a part of celebrating. Still. I am not abandoning the bobay plan, but I decided I would loosen up just a bit and have a few treats, healthy and otherwise. It was good to go back through those few archives and see some of the healthy treats I was enjoying! Tonight I had a bowl of some special popcorn I got at the Harvest Festival. I’ve been keeping it in the freezer. Weird, huh? I tell ya, you can freeze almost anything!
Tomorrow I plan to have some delicious protein pancakes for a breakfast treat. In the evening I am going to sit quietly in the living room with just the candles burning, and listen to Handel’s Messiah. It is really the only Christmas music I want to hear this year. I researched going to a performance of it, but they are so far away. That is part of life in the country. So I decided I would enjoy a private performance in my own living room without the exhaustion of a long drive. I can even listen in my pajamas if I want to!
Wednesday is a long day–gonna visit my mom, and take her THE FRUIT CAKE. I should call this a buttery brandy pecan and date cake. People would get a better picture of it! We will have a good day, visiting the thrift stores, book stores, and going out for dinner, finishing the evening with a piece of fruit cake.
And then, Thursday I will be home getting ready for my trip. I am actually flying on Christmas Eve, but am leaving a day early because my flight leaves at 6am and I didn’t want to get up at 2 in the morning to drive to the airport.
So Friday I will be in Sacramento, and maybe I will get to visit with some of my friends from work. I am also going to check out a certain shoe store that has COMFORTABLE shoes. I am almost desperate for a pair of cute shoes that are also very comfortable. All I have left are my workout shoes! And then to the hotel to turn in early so I can fly on Christmas Eve to meet my brother and his wife in time for lunch in Texas! Isn’t air travel amazing? If I’m not in a Christmassy spirit by then, I give up.
Hmmm. Not sure why I felt it necessary to share a minute-by-minute report of my plans for the next few days, but there you go. Hope you all are taking time to enjoy a few Christmas pleasures this week!