It is finally the last month of the year. This means that Christmas is coming and New Year’s Eve is super close behind. So that has been my focus these last few weeks. I enjoy the holidays but I am more interested in enjoying this season and not so much worried alone on just one day. I always kick my family into doing more activities. As if I have this wide open schedule because I do not, but its important to be around others, get into the city. and enjoy those we love and care about. Also pay attention to the vibes you been getting from others around you. Stop spending money on folks that don’t even care about your well-being just for show. Find other ways to give like to those in need, or spread some cheer in hospitals, nursing homes etc. But do stop giving and buying for folks that don’t sow positivity into your life all year round. You know what I mean, the ones that act extra nice starting today to ensure they get a good gift and when you text them all year round, they ghost you. Don’t do it! Our coins are always tight but I will loosen them for the ones who support and show love. I am sorry but since I am trimming the fat in all areas and not just my things, I have zero issues with missing and dodging a few undeserving folks under the tree. I suggest you do the same.
So let’s recap!
Thanksgiving is over! I had the best time doing the most unconventional things. I don’t think I have had quite a relaxing and calm Thanksgiving in quite some time. Usually when you are trying to give both sides of the family their time, it can get sticky. We however, give Philadelphia our Thanksgiving and Lancaster Christmas. It works for us so no issues on that front. You can check out the blog for how we dealt with that. Other than that I am doing a maintain challenge that is helping with making sure I don’t let them banana pudding stick too tough on my thighs. I have to say on working out, I am turning into a gym rat. I love it and its weird at the same time. I never would have expected to feel a sense of panic when I miss gym days but so far this week I have missed two and I am trying to be okay with that. I’ll be at Soul Cycle tomorrow morning and my Sunday run with the girls too so all is well with fitness.
The holidays are here. There is no turning back. To alleviate stress I have done a lot of things early. This means making a list, sticking to the budget, and keeping my me time. I already know that dinner dates, friends, and family will need to happen but I refuse to show up to things all frazzled.
We have been blogging and reblogging old Thanksgiving questions, some new questions, how to deal with elders, Sunday message, my day off with my little people, and how to shoot your shot. So if you have been with family and friends, that’s cool. Make sure you get back into the swing by checking out the blog, ToiTime
As I stated before we will be closing the month out and gearing up for what 2018 is going to bring. I will be doing a lot more personal blogs to end the year, which includes showing my kids a bit more. It’s not because there isn’t much to blog, but with the happiness that the season brings, we do so much I want to recap our family. My family means the world to me. To protect my kids I will be watermarking all photos where they are on. One I don’t know everyone and two I have some folks that this is the only way they will see my kids. It is what it is. I can’t control someone taking the pics of the kids, due to the fact that is how the internet works but you can believe I can make sure they are water marked so everyone knows when you re-use them that you took them from ToiTime. All I ask is that you be super respectful as I have had to ban a few users for comments and I have not one problem hitting the restrict or ban on social media pages. I practice the ban/block like a professional on and off of social media. Trust and belive it!
Kids are and should always be off-limits.
I do hope that all as you enter this holiday season, will keep your wits about you, slow down and enjoy them. Before you know it the gyms will be packed, the planners will be falling off shelves, and folks will have more focus on getting their lives together. It will all be another one for the books! Enjoy this time.