Having danced in public on stage, enjoyed a few weeks of well-fitting clothes, and generally satisfied that I looked pretty good, I did it again: I blew it all over Christmas! Why did I do this? What was I thinking? Why don’t my tight jeans fit anymore? Was it worth it?
To be honest, it was worth it…provided I can get back to where I was soon. And, as far as why I seemed to let it all go? Well, there are a million reasons for that. Work has been more stressful than I can ever remember of late. The students are lovely, I love teaching, but the changes being put in place often make me feel like the powers that be had severe ADD and can’t make up their mind what they want us to do. On top of that, there are family members with ill-health, and then there is the general craziness of Christmas…no need to go into THAT!
Being a working mommy who is a teacher does give me one fabulous perk….a week off to enjoy the kids! (My kids, that is.) Christmas Eve was a blur of getting things ready, doing ALL the food shopping for Christmas, wrapping most of the ridiculous amount of stuff Santa was bringing, going to a friend’s house for Chanukah, and baking cookies for Santa with Button (Peanut wanted to stay late at the party)!
Christmas Day was a joyous festival of the oohs! and ahhs! Of gift opening, roasting and glazing, and family cheer. I was a happy mommy, my family was happy, and we had fun. Tired but happy, we wished everyone a Merry Christmas and waved them off until we get together in the new year.
So I rushed around, laughed, played and had fun….I also ate WAY too much chocolate, cake, tiramisu, and roast lamb with mashed potatoes filled with Stilton!
The jeans can take a break, I am ready to enjoy the rest of the week: visiting the city to show the boys the tree and lights, seeing TinTin at the movies, and probably eating way too much of things one only indulges in over Christmas and New Year ! Yippee!!!