Hey there! It has been quite some time since we’ve sat down to have a chat! Life has gotten crazy over the last month and I haven’t had a chance to focus on much but my family and work. I’m glad that we can take some time today to enjoy each other’s company!
How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was a wonderful time spent with family. My sister and brother-in-law hosted this year at their new house. I was in charge of the stuffing and green bean casserole, which turned out pretty well if I do say so myself. My sister did a great job with the turkey considering it was her first time making one. I made sure she got out the bag of extra parts. Haha. There was a lot of food and of course delicious desserts! The Sunday after Thanksgiving was spent with Mr. B’s family. It was a little rough for us not to be in Jamaica this year! 😉 I brought a wonderful brussels sprouts salad that I cannot wait to make again! It was easy too with the help of my food processor to do the shredding for me! More importantly that the food though, was the time for family and all that we have to be grateful for in our lives. I hope that you have a lot to be grateful for this year as well!
Now that Thanksgiving is past, we can start thinking about Christmas! We got our tree up last weekend and I think this may be the first year I didn’t have room for all of my Rudolph ornaments. I counted what I have and I’m almost to 60! It’s time I just get another tree to dedicate just the Rudolph. 🙂 I absolutely love getting them out every year and adding the latest additions to the tree. Mr. B and I were also talking that we would like to start getting a real tree. I think it would be fun to go out and cut one down, even though I know they can be a pain to deal with once they’re home. Our artificial one has seen much better days! Are you a real tree or artificial tree type?
Work is starting to get a little crazy in Weight Watchers land! We launched Beyond the Scale this week which includes the new SmartPoints plan. I’ve known about this for months and am SO excited that I can finally talk about it now! I really do love the direction things are going and cannot wait to share it with everyone in the meeting room. Although, I will admit I am a little nervous because I know change is scary and I’m not 100% sure how members will react. My plan is just to be there for them and support them in any way I can! I also plan on telling you more when I get done with leading my meetings this week. I think you’ll really like it as well! I can’t remember if you’re a fellow Weight Watcher or not, if so, how do you feel about the changes?
Speaking of things being crazy, this time of year seems to always be one of the craziest. I think that a lot of people seem to get lost in the shuffle and forget to take care of themselves. I noticed I was starting to slip into the trend myself. I’ve begun to reverse it though and while there’s room for improvement, it is better than it has been. One thing I’ve really been slacking on is moving my body! Since it started to get a bit colder here, it isn’t always easy to get out and go for walks. I did purchase a couple of Walk Away the Pounds dvds the other week and plan on putting those into regular rotation to start getting my steps in again! I don’t know why, but activity seems to always be the first thing that slips off my plate. What are you doing to make sure you are taking care of yourself right now?
Well look at the time! I’ve got to start getting ready for my full work day! It was great to catch up! Let’s not make it such a long wait next time!!