Thanksgiving has come and gone, but as I look in the mirror today, I realize it hasn’t gone away completely. The turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, olives, green beans, croissants, pecan and peach pie with whipped cream are still lingering—or rather—looking as though they have permanently attached themselves to my hips and thighs.
This is not the most wonderful time of the year! It is the quickest weight gain in the shortest number of days time of year!
I thought it was bad when I was a freshman in college and gained a few pounds. Oh, to be that overweight freshman now…I dream of being that thin, that taunt, that unwrinkled.
But of course now my only hope is that my underwire support equipment will manage to keep things from hitting the floor.
Today was Black Friday—supposedly the biggest shopping day of the year—not counting, Christmas Eve, the day after Christmas, and a dozen other days designated as biggest shopping days. Everyone with a credit card or a roll of quarters was out shopping for bargains today. Me—I just sat home at my computer and shopped online. That doesn’t mean I sat here stress-free. Certainly not! Online shopping can be stressful too. Sometimes a page won’t load fast enough and there’s no one to ram my cart into.
The weather outside is frightful—icy fingers of January already reaching out to grasp us by the throat and pull us into a new year. November’s nearly over and December is just a 25k race to Christmas. Can’t we all slow down, turn off our electronic devices (unless it’s an ereader of course and you’re reading Entangled), and smell the freshly ground coffee beans? Cause this year is just flying by way too fast, and that means I have even less time to fulfill all those “last year’s resolutions” before the new ones come up.