So Christmas is over and that awful ho-hum is upon us. All the hustle and bustle to get everything ready for the big day is gone, the presents have been opened and the fabulous food is just added pounds on thighs that are now feeling a teensy bit ashamed of the overload (speaking personally here….. gulp!)
Even the holiday company has departed with hugs and big kisses, thank yous for their lovely gifts and a heartwarming, see-you-soon good-bye. It leaves the house rather empty.
It leaves all the rest of the food they brought with them and wouldn’t take home….
You’re killing me here. I swear my intentions were to dump that Red Velvet chocolate yule log in the garbage before I made an arse out of myself by eating a goodly portion of it.
That old adage about waiting to lose weight until January 1st as one’s aspiration for a New Year goal is playing in my head with every cookie, handful of nuts and Turtle I’ve eaten. I’ll need two Fit Bits – one for each arm – if I keep this up.
So, I’m figuring to take a garbage bag with me as I raid the cupboards, fridges and freezers to rid myself of all this temptation.
It’s a blasted good idea.
And I’m thinking I should get busy.
Hold it – what if company drops by tomorrow?
OMG – what if my kids surprise me and come home on for the New Year holiday, expecting their treats?
Hell, what if I just sew my lips together….
NYT & USA Today, best-selling, award-winning author, MIMI BARBOUR, has seven romance series to her credit. She also has many single titles and a huge number of box sets – her own and multi-author collections.
Mimi lives on the East coast of Vancouver Island with her husband and writes her various romances with tongue in cheek and a mad glint in her eye. She’s been known to say: “If I can steal a booklover’s attention away from their everyday grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”
**Sign up for her monthly newsletter at http://mimibarbour.com
Her reviews are numerous and incredibly positive:
“Love Mimi Barbour, love her books. When you can read a book that within just a few words, you are brought right into the book. You feel, taste, see everything going on. Great story lines. Fantastic characters, fantastic plots, story lines like real life both honest folk and of crooks. Humor that will have you giggling then full on belly laugh. You may even shed a tear or two. All in all, Mimi never disappoints.” ~ Reviewed by Shirleen Miller