I have to tell you that I am overwhelmed by all of your emails, cards AND gifts sent my way after my Holiday Funk post.  I am happy to report, that with your help, my Christmas spirit is shining bright!

Thank to you blog reader Jody and blogger Lori for their gorgeous family Christmas cards. 

Thank you to blog reader Carol, who sent me an adorable KISSING snowman/snowwoman salt and pepper shakers – so fricken cute!

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And to blogger Jenn who sent me this adorable snowman coffee mug, it has a cute ceramic spoon to go with it!  Yep, this one is going to my office today. Open-mouthed smile  This will make me smile all day long today.

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And to blog reader Kym, who sent me a wonderful handmade card and an I Love Snowman kleenex box cover – I am getting a square kleenex box today to it can go right into my bathroom.  (my taco seasoning bottle stood in for the picture though!)

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My first question to all of you is . . . how did you know I liked snowmen??!! 

Your love, generosity, and kindness is what makes this world go round, and that I am the beneficiary of such goodness, I am forever grateful.   THANK YOU!!

And Jenn put it correctly – even though I’ve never met most of you, I consider all of you my friends, and my life is richer for it. Open-mouthed smile

With all the bread Hannah brought me from Panera, I am pretty sure the breakfast sammie is going to be around for a while.  Yesterday’s sammie had sourdough bread, ham, one egg, baby spinach and American cheese, with a tangerine on the side.  Sadly, I left my camera on in my camera bag overnight, so my phone stood in.  I am glad I bring my camera charger to work, so by lunch I was fully charged.


I went to the gym with the sole reason of . . . taking a long hot shower!  I love the showers at my gym.  I walked for 2 minutes, cooled down for 2 minutes, but ran the rest of the time.  Not the fastest runner, but watching a show about burgers made me run while I was dreaming about burgers!

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So I took a 10 minute shower – it was so relaxing!

Lunch was the last of my potato soup, some three cheese miche toast on the side and another tangerine and apple.  I will definitely make this soup again.

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Over the weekend I picked up this stuffed pork chop package for two – it was stuffed with cheese, baby spinach and ham.  Check out the price – $1.67 for two!

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Yep, I got too caught up in the price of the meat, that I failed to see on the label that it also had the word ONION as one of the stuffing components.

The cheese kind of oozed out and burned as I was cooking it, but the first half of my pork was pretty tasty.  All of a sudden I hear Tony say “are there fucking onions in here?!”  I looked through mine and said “nope!”  It wasn’t until I got to the other half that it was chock full of the stinkiest of onions – the dreaded white onion.  We both almost threw up.

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Next time I’ll read the labels better!

I am sure it’s the same as in your office spaces, but it seems every day we are delivered more and more goodies.  Yesterday we got a box of these windmill almond cookies.  I have a recollection of having these around Christmas time growing up.  Do you remember these?


They were giving me the stink eye all day when I passed them by our coffee nook at work.  But I didn’t give in – go me!

Well.  That is until I got home.  My Aunt sent us her Christmas goodie box that was chock full of Chex Mix.  Tony says that hands down my Aunt makes the best Chex mix, and she makes it in her microwave!  My brother Charlie sent a box too – but his had SPICY chex mix, macarooons, oatmeal scotchies, snickerdoodles, spicy peanuts, oh my!

I was fine until around 9:30 and then I cracked open the bag of spicy Chex mix.  I texted Charlie and said “I love your spicy Chex mix!  I love you!”  He responded “Really?  I was worried it didn’t turn out.”  I told him I’d have to run 4 miles today because I didn’t stop eating during that whole half hour!  Gah!

If I stay 168 pounds by New Years Day it will be a Christmas miracle! Open-mouthed smile  But Lord help me, I loves the Chex mix!

So thank you again to everyone who lifted up my spirits.  In a world that is so crazy, it is wonderful to know there are people out there who will give someone a random act of kindness:

A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people.

I plan on paying it forward – we are supposed to get snow today, so I’ll probably shovel my elderly neighbors driveway. Open-mouthed smile  What will be your random act of kindness today?

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite Christmas duets.  David Bowie and Bing Crosby.  Sorry about the 15 second commercial in the beginning, but this was the best version I found online.


Make it a great day!