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Christmas is coming and i ain't getting Fat!

November 16th, 2011 at 02:33 pm

Sung to the tune for "Christmas is coming and the Geese are Getting Fat", a traditional British Song.

I am going through a mixture of feeling Christmasy and feeling sad. My neighbor's son passed yesterday at 59 of the effects of kidney disease, in particular an infection caught at the hospital. No Mom should have to watch her child die and she's a special and much loved friend.

In my Church, yesterday was the official beginning to the FAST before Christmas. Yes, we diet before the holidays. Actually, its kind of a solemn and joyous thing to do, and is kind of the equivalent in some ways to not pigging out at lunch before you go out for that big huge dinner. So I'm eating more simply and trying to steer clear of the things that really don't do my diabetes much good anyway.

I have not gone into debt this year, but I haven't met my savings goals and have done some impulse shopping. I made a Christmas Budget, and who knows, may stick with it. I have extra in my credit union account that I might put toward getting the garage insulated which would help with fuel bills.

I just want to wish everyone on the list the best and richest of God's blessings this holiday season. May you make memories that shine like stars, and not have to raid your cookie jars.

Take care

7 Responses to “Christmas is coming and i ain't getting Fat!”

  1. laura Says:

    So sad to hear about your friend's son. My brother's ex-girlfriend's brother was murdered in Arizona last week, and it is all so awful. Sometimes it is easy to get caught up in all that is bad, but God is good and these are the best of times.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    I like the idea of fasting before the holidays. It does seem solemn and a better way to mark the season than double-fisted cookie eating.

    Of course, I'm sorry about your friend's son. I can only imagine that pain with two sons of my own. I don't know how I would be able to go on, but hopefully friends like you should be able to help her do just that.

  3. Miz Pat Says:

    Laura: I'm so sorry about your Brother's ex-girlfriend's brother - that is scary and sad too. And yes, God is really good.

    Thrift-o-Rama - Thanks for the comment. I don't think God gives us grace until we need it (which is why scary movies always freak me out but I can be calm when something actually happens).

    Since my parents are both gone, I'm going to adopt my neighbor. She's a dear.

  4. Amber Says:

    Sorry to hear about your lost as well as Laura's. Just remember also the year is not over yet, you may reach your goal

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Very sad for your friend..it is never easy to lose your son or daughter, but especially hard when it hits during the holidays...Frown
    I hope you are successful with your goals!

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    How very sad for your friend. She is lucky that you will be there for her.

    Good luck with your spending and eating.
    Happy holiday to you too. Smile

  7. Jerry Says:

    The holidays can be tough in times of trial, but I think that there is plenty of good out there than can lead to joy even in (or beyond) tragedy. I am so sorry for your friend and her loss, and I hope that she has some insurance of continuing comfort and love from those around her.

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