“As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December’s bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same.”

charlie brown

Don’t Stress! For your overall wellness and happiness during this season, take time for yourself.

If you still have a list of things to do, follow these last-minute time-saving tips.
Hosting a party: Cater! OR, tell your guests that you will provide the main dish and have everyone else bring sides. (You don’t really do the main dish, you buy it! Hams are perfect)
Entertainment at the party: Twelve days of Christmas – each guest sings a different part.
12 days of christmas
Buying Gifts: Anyplace that offers wrapping, take them up on it. Go to those stores first, have them wrap your purchases while you are doing the rest of your shopping.
Sending Gifts: Buy online, pay for the wrapping, and have them sent to the destination (so much easier)
Christmas Cards: Do the online cards instead this year. Better yet, take the family picture at Christmas and send them as Happy New Year cards.
Baking: Buy the baked goods, place on your own dinnerware and serve.
apple pie
Gifts for friends: Wine – need I say more 🙂
wine gift
Decorating: Too late for that now. HaHa
Teacher Gifts: Have your kids send them an email that they write themselves. As a former teacher, personalized notes are the gifts I enjoyed the most.

Beverages: Normal 70-90 ounces water, 2 cups coffee in AM
Exercise: Cardio machine, 30 minutes. My abdominal workout with ball (see past blogs)
2 fried eggs on 1/2 English muffin with cheese
Maddie’s salad recipe: Mixed greens, broccoli, green peas, avocado, hard-boiled eggs (2), kidney beans, olives, and balsamic dressing. Snap
Snacks: Gluten free bar (1/2 in AM ½ in PM) Apple
Supper: Leftovers – Tuna steak with quinoa blend from yesterday, salad, mixed fruit
Gluten free bars

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