Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a great start to 2011! Enjoy fun and family, and I will be back at the new year. Who knows....maybe even I'll start posting regularly again. No, really--it could happen!

Monday, December 20, 2010


With Christmas a mere five days away, I'm finally getting into the spirit. Our stockings are hung, presents wrapped, and my holiday to-do list is shrinking. The only problem is I cant. stop. eating. I'm fighting a losing battle. Here's a sample of what we've got on hand:

In honor of the gazillion snacks my hubby is bringing home, curtesy of his generous customers, here's my TOP 5 CHRISTMAS SNACKS:

5. Powdered crispy balls

4. Chocolate rice crispy treats

3. Peanut brittle

2. Cookies--all varieties welcome!

1. Homemade chocolate balls. Don't tell my hubby I ate them all. Let him wonder where they are. Shhh!

I'm getting a little too "jolly" and hurtling toward the dreaded 2011 goals that will, of course, include losing the Christmas pounds in addition to the 2398476329476 I already needed to drop. But until then, let the egg nog flow!

Ho ho ho!

Chime in--favorite Christmas food???

Monday, December 13, 2010


Presents bought....no
Egg nog...check!
Christmas cards....no

It looks like I've got plenty more to do in the next two weeks. I try and try to love this season--honestly, I do--but I can't get into it. Do I enjoy being a grinch? NO! But nearly 8 years in retail can do it to anyone. Don't even get me started on carols.

What I want is to celebrate the real reason behind Christmas--the Reason that often gets buried under wrapping paper, parties, and a bottomless pit of materialism. Jesus! At the Christmas play yesterday I was the biggest kid in the audience, relishing every moment with wide eyes and a stupid grin. But the whole thing was about our Lord and it made the time extra special. (Having the kidlets in the play sure helped too!)

I'm sure I'm the only one that has a hard time getting into the season. Or am I.....

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


Sometimes you're a gold medal swimmer, cruising into the last lap of the race waiting to feel the rush of success.

And sometimes you're the one wearing the painfully tight swimsuit, leaping from the high-dive and landing with a belly flop.

Guess which one I am today?

LOL, NANO sounded like a good idea at the time, but alas, my belly flop was so big it set off a tsunami. I finished the month with a little over 20,000 words. While not shameful in its own right, it's certainly not medal worthy in NANO-land. In addition to regular holiday stuff, we had two birthdays and I started the part time job I mentioned previously. Word count was not meant to be! But despair not, today marks the start of another month, another set of fresh days to make something happen =)

In other news...

I'm getting an ASUS netbook, courtesy of hubby!!!
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