I truly hope that everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Day Before:
Don't know about the rest of you, but I've always enjoyed Christmas Eve more than Christmas Day itself. This Christmas Eve was nearly perfect. We had our traditional New Mexican meal, went to the candlelight service, and spent time afterwards as a family paying games while listening to Christmas music. Good times. :)
The Day Of:
On Christmas morning, we discovered that Santa, family, & friends were very kind to us again this year. I appreciate all the thoughtful gifts, but I must tell you that this will forever be remembered as the year of Apples-to-Apples.
The first one got a response of "Oooh! It's Apples-to-Apples. That's a fun game."
The second one "Oh my gosh, it's another Apples-to-Apples. I told you that it's fun."
The third one "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Apples-to-Apples. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA"
Don't get me wrong, it's a great game, and we had a blast playing it yesterday afternoon, but I'm not quite sure what we'll do with the extra two.
On a more serious note, Son offered to say grace before our Christmas meal. It was touching to hear a heart-filled thanks for the day in his own words.
The Day After:
I avoided it on Monday, but hopped on the scale this morning to see what kind of damage has been done in the past week.
I'm reminded now that cookies and cheese and pastries and mashed potatoes and stuffing and holiday food in general are NOT going to help me reach my weight goal by my birthday in Feb.
I am now only -2 of the desired -8. Boys and girls, it's time to get serious...