This hasn’t been my best week–in any area of life. Most of my woes can be attributed to Christmas and lack of time, really, that is just an excuse.
I’ve been to five parties with tons of yummy food. Now I can resist good food and yummy desserts during the year, but at Christmas, my will power goes out the window. Who can resist those sugar cookies shaped like snowmen and frosted up so cute? Sigh…I only get them once a year, right? Well, when I weighed in last night, I had gained. Not just one pound. No, I gained a whopping FOUR pounds! A bit embarrassing, but this week I am going to do better. I AM!
I’ve gotten home late every night this week too, which hasn’t helped my eating. There have been activities that have kept me out until 8 or 9 p.m. and that is way to0 late to have any brain power for editing. So, I haven’t edited much at all. I did do a couple of critiques, but haven’t worked much on my own wip.
Of course, there is the area of my spiritual life. I always think that “this year” I am going to focus on the real meaning of Christmas and not get so stressed out by the busyness of December. I know you are laughing at me, but it’s true. I want to feel it deep in my soul… the wonder and glory of this Season. I want to be awed by the beauty of the holiday and be enveloped by the warmth that being with family gives me. So, I’m trying to not rush through my quiet times, but sit and really listen. I’m not sure what for, but I hope I can maybe hear a whisper calling to my heart.
So how has your week been? Are you ready for Christmas? Are you stressed or have you found meaning during this busy time? Are you getting any writing accomplished?