It’s time Santa went on a diet

I’ve been thinking its time that the jolly fellow (Santa Claus) started looking after himself and cut out the eggnogg and shortbread cookies. He’s not setting a very good example for the kids, is he?  He’s overweight (fat) and all he does is ho ho ho about it. And what about Rudolph and the other reindeer…it must be hard dragging around an old fat guy and waiting around on the rooftop while he squeezes himself through the chimney. And it really would be a lot easier to make it down the chimney if he lost a few pounds.

So here’s how we can give Santa a little help in the healthy living department. This year don’t leave him beer and pretzels, or milk and cookies, or chocolates. It’s time we showed some tough love and left him some healthy snacks…how about some veggies, carrot sticks and broccoli (but hold the veggie dip). Or some nuts and raisins,or an apple, maybe some edamame beans, or anything with tofu in it :)

Santa may not be too thrilled about the change of pace, but I’m thinking he’ll thank us for it next year, when, if he’s taken our advice he’ll be able to fit  into his old Santa Suit from back when he was  a young Santa. And I’m going to send him a link to Karlee’s Vegan Survival Guide to give him some healthy eating ideas.

It’s time Santa started taking his health more seriously…he’s got a lot of kids counting on him. Maybe next year we can get him to quit smoking, drinking, and carrying on with the elves.

There’s something else that I’d like to address…Why is it that people are so happy and loving and caring at Christmas? But they drive their cars like it’s demolition derby time at the PNE. I’ve seen more middle finger salutes these past few days than I’ve seen all year. It must be getting close to Christmas. After we make it through this “joyous season”, people will most likely go back to being their same old grumpy selves and I’m hoping their driving will get back to “normal” as well.

Ho Ho Ho

Merry Christmas to all and wishing everyone a fantastic 2012

Peter

Chill Out and Have Some Fun!

The holidays can be really stressful with fighting crowds in the mall, battling the bulge of the waistline, making sure you bought the perfect gift and making sure that you didn’t forget about anyone special. Yes all of those things are really stressful, and they can make you want to pull your hair out (or have a temper tantrum in the middle of the mall).

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We all know the holidays are supposed to a time for fun, but it is sooo easy to get wrapped up in the stress of exams, gift buying, decorating etc. Remember when you were a kid and you thought there were monsters in your closet? Well do you remember how you didn’t want to admit it to anyone, because you thought you were the only kid in school who was afraid of the dark?

Not saying that we are all afraid of the holidays (well some of us might be), but it is refreshing to know that WE AREN’T ALONE! Seriously though everyone feels that way!

So why am I telling you this? You can stop thinking ‘Okay thanks Karlee for pointing out that the holidays are stressful… We clearly knew that already!’ Well this is me speaking out to remind all of you to have some fun today!

Ya you might have nine hundred things on your to-do list, you might be trying to cram for your last exam, or you might be trying to get your kids ready for the last week of school… but seriously I DARE YOU to take some time for yourself today and do something that you LOVE. It is easy to get caught up in the holiday rush and forget about the things that make you happy.

Today I am going to do something for myself. No I am not going to shred my to-do list and pretend like I don’t have to study, clean my room, or pack for home.  I am still going to get all of that done, but I am also going to go to the gym, watch an episode of my favorite tv show, and maybe even take a few minutes to dance around to Christmas music (okay fine I already did that today).

Stop stressing about the holidays! This is supposed to be a time to enjoy the company of friends and family, not a time to be angry with the world. Everyone has something they want to do, but can’t because they don’t have the time, money or energy. Today is your day to do whatever that thing is!

-Karlee

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It’s starting to feel a little bit like Christmas

I had to scrape the frost off my windows a couple of times last week. Traffic’s starting to get heavier around the mall. Been hearing a lot of Christmas music on the radio, in stores, at the dentist…I caught myself whistling ”Frosty the Snowman” today. Hooold on a minute! Feels like I just packed away the Christmas decorations last month and here I am unpacking them again.

While we were in California in early November, guess what I heard in a store.  Yup, Christmas carols!  And they were busy setting up a huge Christmas tree. The beginning of November’s just a wee bit early for me to get in the Christmas spirit, so I just ignored it :)

Can’t ignore it any more…just packed 10 boxes of Christmas decorations upstairs so that the decorating could begin. I have to admit, we’ll be in the festive spirit when we’re done.  I guess it’ll all be worth it…and some of the cool snowmen figurines and other miscellaneous ornaments we’ve collected over the years bring back great memories of Christmas’ past.

And I like the way for the most part, we become more caring and helpful at Christmas time. It really does bring out the best in many people. It’s a time when Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s birthday. (That really is where Christmas originated).  And we reconnect with family and friends, partake in “festive” food and drink, and smile way more than we normally do.

Not to mention the gift giving, hugs, and kisses under the mistletoe…can’t forget to put up the mistletoe this year. And I think I’ll learn to pick a few Christmas carols on my guitar this year. Wooooo, I’m really getting in the Christmas spirit now.

I think I’ll go and put on a Christmas CD and make myself some hot chocolate. All we need now is a little snow :)

Have a fantastic day

Peter