The Dangerous Holiday Season

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sat, 12/24/2005 - 10:08am.

First let me say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone out there. I hope whatever type of celebration you have is filled with joy and love.

And now the rant.

It's happened. Christmas wipe out. You know what I am talking about. Indulging in treats at gatherings. Falling into a spell at the grocery store, blanking on the whole experience, only to open the freezer door the next morning and think "Holy crap...who brought perogies and french bread into the house?"

You did. Well, I did. You might have too. And I can't hide behind the idea that it's for guests. The perogies are for me. ME ME ME. ALL MINE!

And the will to fight the perogie seduction is low, because I am guilty of another sin: overdoing it. Rush, rush, rush. Shop, clean, visit, repeat. I haven't talked about it on here yet, but I was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was having a really good health day and lost my mind, running around here and there, shopping, eating, visiting. I was shocked yesterday when I woke up and felt fine. Until the evening came.

Cramping, shaking legs. Fatigue. Cloudy head. *sigh*

And it's only Christmas eve day.

So my friends, remember to leave pockets of time for yourself this holiday season. I was smart enough to plan an entire Christmas morning with no travel or visiting. I also made the tough decision not to have a Christmas party this year. It's the smartest choice I made for this holiday.

In the midst of your need to bring joy and gifts to others, remember that you also have to take care of yourself. You need to know when to say no to visits, and you must pay attention to your limits.

And for goodness sake, don't go to the grocery store without a guardian!

Happy Ho Ho.

Dan the Avenger


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