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Thursday, December 28, 2006
Christmassed Out

After 7 family get-togethers, too much fudge, numerous present-swappings, mingling, catching up, and (did I mention?) too much fudge, I have officially fizzled out.

The first party was filled with holiday wonder for the true meaning of Christmas--the miracle of Christ's birth, the joy of watching children tear through wrapping paper, the appreciation for holiday goodies that only get put out once a year (okay, 7 times, but whatever).

But by the last "party" I sat like a chunk of stale fruitcake in the corner unable to generate the energy to join the fresher fruitcakes (and I say that with genuine affection). The company was no less engaging, but one can only have so much enthusiasm, and I'm not exactly a party chick.

The celebration is over now, the presents unwrapped, the Christmas story read, the food gone--well, not really gone, just relocated to my thighs. It's no wonder the tradition of New Year's Resolutions follows Christmas, but is it too much to ask for a couple weeks between holidays to recuperate?
Denise Hunter  
posted at 3:45 AM  
  Comments (8)
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At 10:33 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Seven get togethers! Wow. Sounds like fun. :)

Happy New Year.

At 11:15 PM, Blogger Katy said...

SEVEN?? Yikes! We had three. Then tonight we entertained out of town guests. Then Friday, I have to go and squeeze my birthday in before New Year's Eve. Every single year now for 53 running. My New Year's resolution is "No More Parties Till Valentine's Day!" Recover soon, Denise!

Katy McKenna

At 11:38 PM, Blogger Heather said...

UGH . . . .we have another get together tomorrow, followed by a day of "fun" (@@) for the kids on Friday. I'd prefer to pull up the covers and sleep!

At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anna said...

Get some rest Denise.
And Happy Birthday Katy!

At 9:58 AM, Blogger Corina Bowen said...

LOL- I hate to say this.... but HA-HA..... glad I am not the only one! :-)
funny- I just imagined sticking out my tongue and making a total kid face even with hands as antler ears! LOL- maybe my brain HAS turned to a cheese ball.

At 4:22 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

I only had 2 get togethers, so I didn't get partied out. Unfortunately, I only got Sun/Mon off for Xmas so I didn't have time to wind down let alone get exhausted from too much celebrating.


I took all our chocolate covered peanut butter balls, toffee bars, and peanut butter/choc rice krispie treats and dumped them in the garbage last night. After I found out I'd gained 5 lbs over the holidays. My husband preserved his apple-bars, though, but they don't serve as a temptation to me. Hopefully, the garbage will save me from another 5 lbs. People keep reacting like I committed some sort of travesty, but oh well, it's back to veggie stir fries and high protien bean soup! :)

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Happy Birthday, Katy!

Jaime, that was very brave of you. If all else fails, get rid of the temptation.

At 5:37 AM, Blogger Reese said...

Good for you Jaime! That's my way of dealing with too many goodies too. My husband hates to "waste perfectly good food" so I usually throw it away one piece at a time. That way he thinks I'm eating it!

I live thousands of miles and an ocean away from any family. We had a quiet, immediate-family-only Christmas. I know you all are grateful for your get-togethers, even if they do wear on you after awhile. I'm missing home terribly right now and would trade every amazing gift I got this Christmas for even one party with my family.

Happy Holidays!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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