Dog = sweet but hairing up my house & adding to the chaos
Christmas = can we push it back a week?
My brother's family is coming for Christmas & I am really excited. It's been about 10 years (at least) since we were together during the holidays. But an extra week to get things ready would be great. As it is, I'm ready to throw a bowl of candy canes on the table & call it Christmas baking.
But all these things are good.
The kids aren't going to remember that there wasn't piles of gingerbread men in the house when they are grown (I'm sincerely hoping they aren't as food oriented as I am), they will remember going skiing with their mom and friends and sitting in the hot tub after rehashing, in great detail, every single grind, jump and bail that happened up at the hill.
One of my prints was featured in this beautiful & unique treasury today.
I love it. And the title is so fitting. (click on the image to go to the treasury)
My friend, Marnie, hosted Renee Pearson's blog last week and I volunteered to contribute a couple of layouts.
So after binging for three weeks straight, I decided to hoist my every growing ass back up on the bandwagon. I always feel like I need a jump start and that jump start usually is the Wild Rose Detox.
I want to be clear. I don't think my liver is all that dirty and am skeptical (because that's just one of my charming personality quirks) about the supplements HOWEVER I am also very cheap so by shelling out 30 some-odd dollars for the cleanse I ensure that I will do it (I am aware of how stupid that sounds, but I figure whatever. It works).
I am now on day 6.
The lethargy has somewhat lifted.
The shakes have stopped.
The sugar craving has subsided (proof: the family ate halloween candy in front of my last night, and while in the back of my head I thought them rude and inconsiderate, I refrained from wrestling anyone to the ground to steal their chocolate *note: they were mostly eating Coffee Crisp which are kind of gross, but will do in a pinch, so maybe I'm not quite over the sugar thing).
And to put it delicately, my bathroom routine, is once again routine.
And I am down 4 lbs already.
So the next 6 days should be a breeze.
My biggest concern is that I have already planned, in no particular order:
Gnocci Mac & Cheese
Chicken & Garlic Lasagne.
Screw you, Pinterest, and the delicious horse you rode in on.
I woke up this morning to find that my prints had be featured in several lovely treasuries, here they are, in no particular order:
I will take one of everything here:
Superhappy colours here:
Check out the grumpy owl. He made me laugh. I think I can relate to him on a few different levels.
More wants needs for the kitchen.
Remember, click on the image to be spirited away to see all these goodies in their natural habitat.
I've been trying to do yoga sparingly lately. Mostly because my friends are going and I have just recently realized I am a person who doesn't want to miss out on stuff.
Yoga has also made me realize that contrary to what I may have believed about myself, I struggle with the zen.
I like to be alone, but I now see that being alone (with computer/book/tv/etc) is not true quiet time.
These are some of the things that I randomly thought in the five (which seemed like 50) minutes of Savasana (I will confess right now that I had to google that word - I knew it was an ess word, but obviously I wasn't listening to absorb the rest of the letters).
how long can this possible go on
my right foot is itchy
so is my nose
what if I accidentally farted right now
if I did accidentally fart could I get away with blaming the girl next to me (which happened to be my good friend)
how long can this possibly go on
I think I hear the person next to me moving
if I pretend I'm really relaxed and slightly open my left eye, I should be able to see her feet to see if she's moving
she is moving!
thank God that is over
If anyone has any tips on how to get through this without feeling like a 3 year old boy in the naughty chair, please share.