Tuesday, December 25, 2012
I have been working straight through the holidays as well as picking up overtime shifts so that I could have extra money for Christmas. I also wanted to buy things for my son since he is going away to college in January.
But I got an idea. Why not throw a Christmas Eve Snack during my lunch break? It wouldn't be a party and it would be kind of fun, very casual, and I would just let people know on the invitation that they would have to leave by the time I had to get back to work. The more I thought about it, the more I was entertained by the idea. So I sent out the invitations, which I thought were kind of funny in a sort of unBirthday Party way.
I know I was amused by the whole thing and I enjoyed preparing for it and getting presents for everyone. I really had a good time organizing it despite the fact that I was very very very busy.
.... and it was organized. On the day of my Christmas Eve Snack I had everything planned out perfectly. At least I thought I did.
I ended up having to go into work due to an emergency and completely missed my Christmas Eve Snack. When people were arriving at my house, I was driving in to work.
My son hosted it instead. Everyone says they still had a good time and enjoyed the food. Everyone said they liked their presents. But it was kind of a bummer.
I also had planned a special Christmas breakfast for my son as well as a Christmas lunch - turkey with all the trimmings.
But on Christmas Even when I got home, I was tired. I was starving. It also looked like I would have to be driving in on Christmas Day as well. So I had to make last minute plan changes.
I sat down, ate a plate of my party food, didn't track it, and also didn't exercise. Instead, I made everything I had planned on making to go with the Christmas lunch (dinner?), prepared everything for our Christmas breakfast, and then went to bed.
I got up early, made the breakfast, we opened gifts, and into my car and off to work I went.
I did not exercise. I did not track.
I DID take in the goodies that people brought to my house during the Christmas Eve Snack which I did not get to attend. I gave them away at work.
The issue preventing me from working at home was resolved while I was at work and when they offered to let me go home early I snatched up that opportunity. I lost the holiday pay but.... I had had enough.
I ended up going to my Dad's where I got some really cool gifts!!
Then we had a prime rib dinner. My Dad sort of said that I had agreed to stay for dinner. I don't recall that conversation but .... okay ... he's 72 .... and I'm overtired. It could be either one of us really.
I did not track the prime rib dinner.
Then my son and I went home. My son still wanted the turkey dinner so the turkey went in. Why not? Everything else was already prepared and just needed to be heated.
Then faced with some free time since ....... I don't know when I sat down watched some movies, took a nap, and then ate some chips and dip.
I didn't track it, measure it, or think about it.
Then we had another meal.
I did not exercise.
I could track now. But, as my son said, it wasn't like I sat down with some ding dongs and regular coke. I had some holiday food and I didn't eat a lot of it.
That was a fairly accurate statement. I mean, what I ate is probably more calories than I realize but my eating wasn't totally out of control.
So I'm calling it a day. Or 2 days.
.....and going to bed fairly early.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I really did!!