Hallo from the other side (of the turkey)!

Did all of my American readers get sufficiently stuffed over the long weekend? I know I did. A little too stuffed, but that’s okay, I had a good time with my family and that’s all that counts, right? 🙂

During these next 4 weeks, it’s going to be especially important to take care of ourselves in the midst of buying gifts for our loved ones and going to obligatory company parties and the general freaking-out that goes along with trying to get everything done and ready before Christmas.

I’ve already started taking care of myself by making a broccoli salad to eat on all week at work. It’s loaded with good things and makes me feel really good after eating it.

Broccoli, red onion, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, & shredded cheese. It’s my new BFF. 

Also, yesterday I decided that I wanted to take a bath. I haven’t taken a bath in YEARS. No, I’m not a Smelly Cat, I just typically take showers because our bathtub is in our kids bathroom but yesterday at around noon, I decided I would treat myself to a real honest to goodness BATH. You know what time I finally took that bath? 10:15 pm. It took me ten hours, but by golly I did it. And I might just do it again sooner rather than later because I do love a good soak.

Not my bathtub but omg can you imagine? If this were mine, I’d never leave it. 


Because today is Cyber Monday, I ordered myself a little somethin’somethin’ from the internet.



These soaps are my favorite AND now there’s a body cream to go with it. Squee! I was sort of on the fence as to whether I should order these or not until I finished checking out and noticed how excited I was that they were on their way to me. So yes, it was the right decision to order myself a little treat. Every little bit of happiness helps. 🙂

Make a pact with yourself that you are going to do something nice for yourself every day until Christmas (I don’t mean for you stop doing things for yourself after December 25, but make it a PRIORITY to treat yo’self every day up to then – maybe by then it’ll be a habit. Sneaky! )treat yo self