I am signing off till the 26th.
I am not going to think of eating, or exercising or blogging, or anything else.
For the next two days it's Christmas, and family.
I am going to enjoy my holiday
(that said...I did make it to the gym today and work out for one hour...burned 650 calories and did 100 situps)
No workout for two days straight...whatever will my body think?
And here I will share a favorite Christmas memory.
When I was 12, my mother finally divorced He who shall not be named.
They had been separated, but it was going to be our first Christmas without the douche.
We went down to my uncle Richard's house like we always did.
We had a nice Christmas...no tension....just happiness.
We had almost no money. My mom was driving a pinto with no back window (which we duck taped over)...
The car had no radio, no heat....
So on our way home we were just talking ....we were hoping for snow, and up to that point it hadn't snowed (or snowed much)...we were driving late at night and noticing the lights on people's homes.(which is where I got my tradition of driving around looking at lights)....we got to a long dark stretch of highway and it started to snow...I remember saying to my mom, I am going to ask God for it to snow...and then it started snowing. We all started singing Christmas carols.
It is my favorite memory...and it didn't have a thing to do with gifts.
That year my mom made us quilts out of the douche's clothes. The quilts were awesome.
We (my brothers and I) kept them even after we grew up and to a one, they were our favorite gifts. My mom had a knack for taking lemons and making lemonade. Or taking the clothes of a douche and making an awesome gift out of them.
I just wanted to say to you all that appreciate you very much...you have helped make this journey that much easier. Your comments and support have been a gift that is priceless
Around my house you are like friends I just mention.
My family is getting used to it now. TJ and her cooking, Foodie girl and Kansas and Jack and his conversation starters and dozens of others.
Merry Christmas you guys.
I hope it is joy filled, and love filled.
God Bless and Hugs,