Today is Christmas Day

I wish everyone who reads and comments on my blog a Happy Christmas.
2020 has been a shit year for everyone, so Hubby and I are hoping for a positive start to the New Year, however small it may be.

I’m aware that some of my readers don’t celebrate Christmas, and many will be spending the holidays alone for one reason or another. My Three Things Challenge is scheduled as usual, and my Take Seven will also be posted later today. I shall be accessing my blog at some stage, so please feel free to participate and add your comments as usual, and I’ll get back to you.

Our day will consist of cooking, eating, and probably belly ache if we’re not too careful.
Both of us have to be careful not to eat too much, me because I’m trying to keep within my target parameters, and Hubby because his tummy just cannot take large volumes, no matter how yummy or fanciful they may be.  The result of today’s dinner which is
turkey, chicken, gammon, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, sprouts, green beans and stuffing balls will provide sufficient meals for not only today, but tomorrow and Sunday too. We also have mince pies and Christmas pudding lined up for dessert. Boxing Day is traditionally cold meats, pickled onions, pickle (a relish) and bubble and squeak, which some of my American friends have only heard of but not seen or sampled. Pictures will be forthcoming!!
In the afternoon if it’s not raining, we will attempt to roll ourselves off the settees and out of the front door to go for a walk.
Our supper should we even consider it, will consist of sausage rolls, crisps, cheese and crackers, fruit, nuts, sandwiches,  more mince pies, Christmas cake and swiss roll. I have ice cream in the freezer and yogurts too, so we shall not starve!!

I wrote this my first year at Slimming World in 2016. Not much has changed over the scales issue. I have to text in my weight on Sunday………. I’m hoping for a ‘maintain’ as I can’t even afford a sock gain this week!
Enjoy: hehe, we did……………. literally……………..

Because it was there

Excuses rang across the hall,
Gains in weight had befallen all,
Down to a single judgement call:
Put simply, Because It Was There.
Sweets and cakes and savouries,
Chocolate Santas and novelties,
Candy canes hung on Christmas Trees,
It became too much to bear.
Should’ve left it on the shelf,
Or put the blame on that blessed Elf,
Never the fault of one’s inner self,
Temptation’s a cruel friend.
Could’ve shared and split the pot,
Passed round the tin, not scoffed the lot,
On your face, do I see a spot?
Why bother to lie and pretend.
It was there, and you fancied some,
That’s OK, if you can stop at one,
Not keep going until there’s none…
No wonder the scales took fright!
But you’re not alone if truth be told,
We need extra layers as we grow old
To battle the winters chills and cold,
(And assume the reading’s not right).

Keep safe everyone.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Today is Christmas Day

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Happy Christmas here’s to better times 💜

  2. Carol anne says:

    I love your poem Di! Merry Christmas! Eat loads and savour every last bit! xo

  3. So beautifully written. I enjoyed. 😊😊


  5. Sadje says:

    Merry Christmas Di

  6. Merry Christmas🎅🎄☃️

  7. Maria says:

    Love this post! The how-to weigh yourself is esp useful today🙈 Merry Xmas! 🎄🎅🏼

  8. Maggie says:

    Merry Christmas, Di.

  9. Kally says:

    From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other. ~ Emily Matthews

    Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.

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