Archives for December 2014

When life gets in the way of the best of intentions


Mary and Jim's weddingIn an earlier blog, I talked about my plans to resist the Thanksgiving onslaught of food. The idea was to put reminders in my calendar in the days running up to Thanksgiving and on the holiday itself.

This holiday became a bit different; Jennifer and I were visiting my family in New York. Resisting temptations of one day is difficult enough, but my sister got married two days after Thanksgiving. This meant family gatherings, parties, the reception, more parties, and food, food, food for five days straight.

I’m still shocked at the wide array of food served at the wedding reception and grateful I didn’t see the dessert station until we were leaving.

Truth be told, I didn’t get out unscathed from my time in New York. But it could have been far worse. [Read more…]