Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's been a Day

I'm not even sure where the time went today... I didn't make it to church because I wasn't feeling well. I ended up staying home, which one would think means that I'd have slept through most of the day in order to get well... but that didn't exactly happen.

I made the jello salad for my office Thanksgiving luncheon tomorrow... I cleaned the kitchen... made John some lunch... relaxed for a while... got our Christmas lists sent to all three families... went to a town hall meeting at church, and here I am now trying to digest the first part of my dinner before I eat the second part.

The big 2 hour 24 is one tonight, and I think John is intent on watching it. So that'll be the rest of our evening... how is it that a weekend is gone in the blink of an eye? I am starting to stress out about Christmas already - I guess I just don't feel as prepared this year as I normally do... maybe it's the lack of energy that I'm dealing with right now - or maybe it's just a general feeling.

It sure does seem to me that Thanksgiving is late this year, and I'm missing a week of the holiday season... I'm sure that's not the case, but I'm feeling it! We've got things planned with our church growth group for at least one weekend in December - and we're leaving earlier than normal because of my Grandmother's birthday party... so I just feel very pressed to get everything done.

It'll all work out as it's supposed to be, but in the meantime - I just pray that I can make it through the holiday season feeling well, and truly enjoy the moment. Things will be so different this year - last year I wasn't eating solid foods... and hadn't lost any real weight yet... so this year I've got to worry about what I eat, and how much - at least a little more than I did last year. I sincerely hope to make it through this week without making myself sick - or gaining any weight.

If anything better happens - like I lose weight or anything like that - praise God!


  1. I hear you on the Christmas compression this year... with school and everything, I'm in crunch-time for the next 2 weeks, but by golly, I want to be DONE with Christmas shopping by the end of the day Friday!!!

  2. Thanksgiving is late this year. I think everyone is feeling a little overwhelmed. The poor economy is not helping either! I have a suggestion---make a list. Write everything down you want to accomplish by Christmas. Then divide it up by weeks to accomplish. At the beginning of each week, divide your "to-dos" into days. Then you will only have 1 or 2 things to do each day. As I get overwhelmed, I try to remember the reason of the season. If so and so doesn't get a be it...they will live.
    I will keep you in my prayers concerning your health and weight loss. You have a lot to be thankful for...don't lose sight of that this holiday season!
    One more thing...what is jello salad? Sounds interesting.


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