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Quickie Holiday Update!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I have a moment of down time so I thought I would blog.

This week, like it is for most, has been pretty busy. On Tuesday Mark and I decorated the house for Yule/Christmas. We discovered that in our move early this year we misplaced several boxes of Yule decorations. I was a tad bit disappointed but then put it in perspective: We have the Yule tree, the tree decorations and the stockings I can fill in the blanks with my craftie-ness until I find the missing boxes. I have already made a new holiday wreath (which I will post a pic of at the end of this blog), a new table center piece and dressed up some candle holders I have. I just refuse to run out and buy more stuff when I know the boxes are around here somewhere!

While we were decorating Mark was texting his twin sister Marcie. As I was trying to hang some garland he went into deep thought with this weird look on his face. I asked him if he was ok and he said “Yes, just in deep selfish thoughts.” I asked what kinda thoughts and he said, “Marcie and I are in the process of finding a motel near mom and dad so you could come along.” WHAT?! NO! As most know I am a very shy person and find meeting new people quite stressful. To meet the whole entire family at once would make my head explode. So, instead of Mark staying at his parents we- Mark, Marcie (cus she hates staying at her parents) and I would have been staying in a motel along with my two dogs. *sighs* They really wanted me to come along but I already have plans for today so once I reinforced my no and he called Marcie off of her quest. When he went to leave last night to make the drive he was excited but also looked sad. He wouldn’t stop hugging me and kept saying “Next year you are going! I am not leaving you behind again!!!” I reassured him I was happy here and that he needed to focus on his family instead of my little shy glitches!

Today I have some strays coming over for a late dinner. Several have places to stop just to make an appearance but no real place to go so I am the last stop while others absolutely have me as their one and only stop. I got the pies baked and everything prepped. All I have to do is pop stuff in the oven, sweep the hardwood floors for the second time today (the dogs and their fuzzilies!), set the table, and straighten the craft room. I recorded the Thanksgiving Parade so I might fast forward and see some of the highlights here in a few.

This week has been rough for working out because I have been just running around getting stuff done. However, I have been watching what I am eating and when I am eating it. It is paying off! I have lost 10.6 since October and keeping it off! Steady wins the race! It seems breaking my goals down month by month / week by week has been really helping a lot. It doesn’t seem so overwhelming. It’s great just to be able to concentrate on my goals one week at a time and of course to have a reward at the end for meeting my monthly goals. This is working for me so I am going to keep at it. I may tweak here and there but we shall see!

Ok, it’s off with me to watch the parade and read the rest of the last book in the “Hunger Games” series. That stupid series! I am not very impressed but I am not going to draw full conclusions until I am absolutely done.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

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New Yule Wreath! :D

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    Aww, it's cute how they wanted you to be with them. But I can understand the desire to stay where it is comfortable for you. It sounds like you had a busy day anyway. Isn't it funny how we always misplace those Yule decorations every year? emoticon Somewhere there is either a faerie or leprechaun with a very nicely decorated house! LOL
    emoticon on the weight loss so far! Keep going you are doing amazing!
    1914 days ago
  • JEANNIE1238
    I love the wreath. I'm doing my Yule/Christmas decorating this weekend. I understand not want to meet so many people at once. Being shy has its downfalls, but we survive. I hope you had fun last night with you gathering. emoticon
    1915 days ago
    Wow...how sweet that he and Marcie really wanted you to go that bad. Hope you had a great dinner and time with your "strays" (they always make the best company!).
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    1916 days ago
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