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All wrapped up!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

One of my favorite things to do this week is wrapping presents. I actually really enjoy it. It's a lot of fun sitting upstairs in the TV Room watching holiday specials and wrapping all those items I have been collecting since last December 26th (if I remember where I put them).

Call me crazy but it is always fun deciding which paper to use for which person, what kinda ribbon, curling or bow, what kinda tag, it's all a great big puzzle that I get to ponder over for a few hours each night. There is a lot of satisfaction to be gained from a nice presentation.

Of course what starts out as a methodical, well planned out strategy evolves into chaos the closer one gets to Christmas. At some point the meticulous care evolves into ...just get it done....or heaven forbid, putting everything in bags. yikes!

So is there a point to my ramble this morning? In wrapping up (see how neatly I circled back) I just wanted to remind you that this time of year is about the pleasure we get from doing simple things. Wrapping presents is one of those joys for me because it allows me time to remember what it is that makes the recipient so special to me. It allows me time to appreciate them...think about how I can improve my relationship with them..but more important..remind me why I love them. It's a lot of thinking, but it adds a lot of meaning to the idea around gift giving...it's the thought that counts!

Happy wrapping and happy thinking!


This is a transition day for many of my friends!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Today is a significant day for many of my friends. They are graduating from college. They have worked hard on getting to this day and I hope that it will always be one of the crowning moments in a life of crowning moments. I certainly remember the day I graduated, it amost certainly was a moment of great pride in my family. It will be for my friends as well.

As with anything worth achieving, it takes time, effort and support, not only individually but collectively. So today I congratulate all those walking the line to receive their diploma. You have worked hard to reach this point...now may your life be filled with more shining moments.


The sugarplum conspiracy!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I have been surrounded by the things I crave and love and my resistance is crumbling quickly.

Yesterday I came into my office to a bag of the most amazing lemon butter cookies. Monday it was the office cookie exchange. Tuesday someone made a homemade batch of caramel pecan popcorn! HELP!!!

I think it is a secret conspiracy from all those fiends who have decided I need a respite from my diet! Well it's working.

So I have given myself a little leeway this week to indulge more than I have been recently, knowing that pretty soon it will all go away and I can get back into my "get fit" routine.

My conspiracy theory is a pretty good one - don't you think! Well, if nothing else, it's a convenient one!


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LAURIE160IN2013 12/20/2012 1:00PM

    Yes, it is a conspiracy. They want to keep us fat so they can criticize our weight. I did allow myself 3 cheat days this month, but they're already used up, so I'm back to my usual food. Good luck to you!

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The mood is finally starting to catch up to me!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It's been a busy holiday season. Lots of work and social commitments that have driven me over the past month. These things that keep me busy have also taken some to the profound joy out of this time of year. But, I think it is finally starting to catch up with me.

Maybe it's the fact that it's just 6 days till Christmas (still my favorite holiday of the year) or maybe it's because I have seen the things that have been driving this season slowly slip by, one by one, leaving me with just some amazing time with family and friends, or possibly it's the sense that the new year with all it's amazing possibilities is fast approaching.

Whatever the reason, I am just glad to have caught it! I hope you have it too!

Peace and joy to each and everyone of you!

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68ANNE 12/20/2012 6:29PM

    I loved reading your upbeat blog. You can feel the joy in the words. This is so great! Enjoy!

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It's almost here!

Monday, December 17, 2012

So I am sitting here on my couch surrounded by my two dogs waiting for my significant other to come home from a rough day at the hospital. It seems that no matter how much you plan... Life seems to have other plans. So here I sit thinking its time to wrap presents, fix the tree, think about baking a few cookies...all those things I try to do around the holidays.

So here I continue to sit, writing a blog, petting the dogs, contemplating all the things I should do...and realize that if they don't get done tonight...that the world and I will survive. Comforting thought.


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