Christmas Thoughts

The packages have been ripped open. Under the tree sits the cat enjoying the sunshine, or else looking at the rain we presently have with a very dirty look. The tree looks a little lonely without its pile of presents under it. Christmas Day was fun filled for us. We have our older daughter, her husband, and our granddaughter, who is 3 and a half, over for Christmas lunch on Saturday.

Our Christmas happened early over the weekend before Christmas Day. We had lunch here at our house, along with the ritual present giving. Marilyn and Mom were here, too. Marilyn is a best friend of ours. She is adopted family. Mom is my mother. Our get togethers are always busy and fun.

I gave myself permission to eat what I wanted at the Christmas parties I attended. I am happy to note I continue to lose weight over this holiday season. I am watchful about what I eat. At the two parties I ate what I wanted and was perfectly happy to have one plate. I enjoyed dessert but it was not a pleading necessity in my brain. At the Christmas party we attended on Sunday I had one plate of food and went back for one bite of the delicious cheese they had. Then it did not matter. I was satisfied with what I had to eat. This is way different then other years. Other years I would surf the food table regularly eating the entire time I was at the party. What a relief to not have the worry of food in the back of my mind at a party. Now to collect myself before Tuesday my birthday celebration.

The new year looks bright to me. My book editor sent me the creative editing idea. I am editing and rewriting piece s of it now. I have added a new character into it to add some suspense into it. She is Grey’s counter part and protector. I have to tell her back story, too. It should make for an interesting story.

Have a happy week before New Year’s. Saying goodbye to 2019 is bittersweet. I learned a lot this year and my creativity has been off the charts. I will post some pictures of my art on this post.