Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Even Jesus only had one Christmas.

I am officially Christmas-ed out.

We had Christmas dinner with the girls' godparents, a Christmas Eve drop-in with friends, Christmas Eve gumbo & presents with my parents, Christmas Day stockings & lunch at my house, Christmas afternoon visiting with Beau's family, Christmas Leftovers' Party with friends Monday night, Christmas dinner and more presents with my dad's family last night, AND ... can you believe it, Christmas at PF Chang's with my mom's side of the family tonight? How else does a typical family celebrate the birth of Christ but with great Chinese food?

Let's count that.

Um ... that's 8 Christmas events. EIGHT.

Wow. That's enough.

I am officially done with eating.

Well ... I guess after tonight I will be.

I'm terrified to step on the scale. TERRIFIED. So, I probably won't. At least for another month or so after I get myself back together.

I have not worked out regularly since the week before Thanksgiving. Horrible. Shameful. Sure, I did a run here and there, but nothing consistent and it's finally catching up with me. My clothes are tight. I'm uncomfortable and could give myself a kick in the you-know-what.

So ... you would say, "No problem, Mama Belle. Just start up Thursday or even Friday."

But, I have this pesky little minor surgery on Friday morning. No big deal. One of those drive-through, in-and-out surgeries. I'm sure I'll be home by the afternoon.

The only part I'm not crazy about is the getting-put-to-sleep part. Thankfully, my mom, the best nurse I know will be there. I requested her to be there so that the other nurses or doctors don't kill me. All those medical dramas have ruined me. I've seen a woman wake up in the middle of her surgery or even worse not wake up from a surgery. Uh ... Too much to think about.

Anyhow, I'm sure I'll be up and ready to go for a run this weekend. Some time. At least I hope so.

In the meantime, I'll give you a taste of what we've had to endure from Roxy's latest Christmas gift (of which she has 3 of). Lord, help us.

Hope your Christmas was blessed!


Cathy said...

You know you could always take the squeaker out of the toy! lol

Mama Belle said...

Cathy ... We did ;)

BaronessBlack said...

Ha! I sneer at your mere 8 Christmases! Our Christmas events start at the beginning of December with school carol concerts, nursery nativity plays, school Christmas parties, etc. Continue through December (including celebrating St.Nicholas's day, as he's our parish saint!), celebrating New Year, and finally getting to our Russian Orthodox Christmas on January 7th!

So, if you're in for a long haul celebration competition - how many New Year's parties do you think you'll make it to? :-)

Hope you and yours have a wonderful New Years' Eve, and a healthy and prosperous 2012!
Lang may your lum reek! said...

girl you and me both... I keep THINKING about running... does that count?

H-Mama said...

i'm right there with ya with the not working out since thanksgiving. this mama is a bit 'fluffy' now. depressing how quickly that happens. hope to rejoin my gym equipment when the 'resolution' peeps fade out. ;)