Happy Friday!!! I am trying my darned-ness to be good this holiday season and not gain 10 lbs, and its proving to be very difficult to keep that scale down. Doesn't this happy time of year just make you want to shovel yummy food in your mouth?! OK so I am not shoveling food into my mouth every second (maybe), but I am constantly surrounded by yummy goodies and it drives me crazy that I "can't" have that. or eat this, blah blah blah. Life shouldn't be about depriving yourself of these things right? But how come every time I treat myself to something I am filled with a sense of guilt? And when I step on the scale the bad food just seems to stick to my body! UGHH so not fair! I feel like I am constantly in a state of "I can't have this", "I can't have that", "That's fattening". While on the other hand my husband can eat whatever the fudge he wants and he will loose 10 lbs. Really?! One day I will learn to just face the facts and deal with the fact the my body is uber sensitive to food i guess. ANYWAYS, this post completely was not intended to go in that direction, but I had to just let it out.
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, and yes I celebrate Christmas and I refuse to say Happy Holiday, I am sorry if it offends you, it is just what I celebrate. Fell free to tell me Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa, You are what you preach and you have every right to. It does not offend me because everyone is entitled to celebrate and believe in what they believe. I work at a Mexican restaurant and they decorated last week and I was so delighted to see that they had window clings that said Merry Christmas and had pictures of baby Jesus and stuff-I was so proud that they didn't try and "Universalize" it. We live in American right where we are entitled to freedom of speech without persecution right? I think that's how that goes... anyway, It just made me so happy. I just think that we try to tippy toe around people too much. Like if i want to send out a Christmas card I am going to say Merry Christmas- I am sorry it that offends you but you also are able to send me a card that says Happy Hanukkah. That is what you celebrate and that is wonderful.
Before my husband and I got married our traditions for Christmas always went something like this-since in the Mexican Culture they celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve I was always with his family on the 24th and then Christmas day was spent with my family. It's probably the one Holiday in which both families are happy because equal time is spent and shared! This will be our second Christmas together and I think that this will probably be our tradition. I love my family and it is very important to me that I get to spend time with them on holidays. Thanksgiving is always a difficult one because it lands on the same day and our families don't always get together..so inevitably in the future there will always be someone who goes without spending time with their family or cutting the time short. We are still trying to figure that one out. How do you guys spend the holidays and handle splitting the time with your in-laws and families? Do you trade off? I can be so selfish sometimes and always want to be at my parents house and that I know is not fair.
I hope everyone has a very safe and wonderful as can be Merry Christmas!!