First I must pose a question. Why is it that all the Christmas toys are ripped open within five minutes, yet the job of freeing said toys from their prison like packaging can take half a day or more?
What kind of sick twisted individual devised packaging that is not only childproof, but also most assuredly adult proof. Scissors will not do the job alone. Nay. One must also employ needle nosed pliers, bolt cutters, and dynamite to boot.
I’m writing to Mattel, and carbon copying Hasbro and Fisher Price to complain bitterly about nearly loosing two perfectly good typing fingers.
Other than that, it was a perfectly lovely Christmas morning.
I would now like to publicly apologize to my 4 year old nephew for the trauma he suffered when he saw the “Bambi Meets Godzilla” clip on my blog this week.
A personal note to Aunt Trish: Anything that starts with “Bambi Meets Godzilla” IS NOT GOING TO END WELL. It’s always best to shoo the children away before coming to this blog. You of all people know what I’m capable of.
Allrightythen. Just prior to Christmas, I took an unscientific poll to see who wanted to join me on my quest to lose a few unwanted pounds. Because misery loves company.
And more than a few of you are also willing to also enjoy the public humiliation of locking arms with me and tempting that ugly entity called will power.
I am ever so grateful. I never would want to enter that battle alone.
I will be doing the South Beach eating plan. And notice that I did not use the word d-i-e-t. Because that’s a 4 letter word that I chose not to use. This being a family friendly blog and all.
I’m simply on a quest to be healthier. And in the process, hopefully find my will power again.
And my waistline.
Also. THIS IS NOT A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION. If I were to call it that, I would fail. It just happens to all around the first part of the year, by happy coincidence.
Pssst, I actually started on Monday. I didn’t really intend to, but I ate a foot long chili cheese dog courtesy of Sonic on Sunday night and I knew right then and there that I’d hit a very hard wall.
And double-pssst, I’m at the end of day 2 and am doing just fine. No one in my house has been injured. Or worse. I even went to Carrabbas last night and ate CARB FREE! No bread or croutons. That is some sort of end of the year Carrabbas miracle.
Anyhoo, I’ll put up Mr. Linky on Friday, January 9th, and I invite you all to talk about your goals, fears, tips, recipes, or thoughts in your own post. If you’ve chosen to accept this mission.
You don’t have to follow South Beach, some of you love Weight Watchers, or are in the “Zone”, etc. Whatever is the healthiest choice for you.
And you don’t have to have a blog to participate. The comments section would work just fine!
Now I’m going to take the rest of the week off to mentally prepare myself for the start of school next week. I’ll be reposting some memorable moments from 2008.
And lastly, thank you to all of you for a really great blogging year. I am so very blessed to know that I don’t struggle alone. Thank you for supporting me, and for your wonderful blogs and comments. My heart is full.
Have a wonderfully blessed New Year!