Pardon me, but I need to indulge in a little grinchy griping for just a moment.
I'm kind of hating the fact that the impending holidays are all about sweets and food and sugary excess. I get the traditions and the cultural reasons why we stack plates high with sugar and candy and treats. I understand the "why" of all the food. I also understand the temptation to test what I know will happen if I "taste" a few too many of those treats at every turn, at every social occasion. I get what's going on because I've been here 21 times before. I also know I'll get through, that blissfully the platters of temptation will disappear soon enough, and it'll be that much easier to stick to what I know works for me. But today, on December 3rd, I realize that I'm feeling a low grade tension and resentment and grinchiness about the weeks of treats and temptation ahead. For now, I'm bummed that I need to sit myself down and talk through what's ahead and how I need to avoid the temptation that leads to the inevitable rollercoaster ride I know so well. For now, I'm wishing it was January 3rd and all this sugary, holiday sweetness was behind me.
I'm sure I'll feel better tomorrow. In the meantime, thanks for the grinchy indulgence! (example of lovely sugary temptation via sweet paul)