Saturday, November 26, 2011

Food coma lifted

I was in charge of the Green Bean casserole, the Sweet Potato puff and the Turkey!!! Wowsa! I figured with all of that cooking, no one would really notice I ran out of marshmallows for the puff (pictured above).

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Not because of it's complicated, romanticized history and origins. I love Thanksgiving because it almost always means my family is in the room together, eating good food, laughing and watching the Twilight Zone marathon. (Netflix subscribers note: The Twilight Zone is now available for instant viewing!) This holiday was no exception and I had a lovely day, made even more special by the fact I am now living so close to my family.

I was realizing today (about the same time that my food coma lifted) I haven't posted in a while. I've checked out a bit. Not really exercising or eating balanced meals or drinking enough water or pausing enough to even remember I have goals. I think that checking out looks a lot like giving up. I've posted about giving up before, but this time feels a little different. With so many changes in my life I have been able to see more clearly what is working and what isn't. I think moving does that to you. You get to see what things seem the same no matter where you are living.

But for today though, my food coma and family time laughter highs are moving me through the post-holiday funk I could fall in to. Today I feel happy for reunions and puppies and leftovers, oh my!

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