Monday, December 2, 2013

AIM - Letters to Santa

This month, we're taking a lighthearted approach to our AIM post, because after all, life can be challenging enough...let's have some fun! 

Dear Santa,

I've been a very good girl this year.  I've been a pretty good girl, unless you are counting cussing.  Look, that bathroom flood was stressful - anybody would have been letting the swear words fly!  And driving...there's a cone of silence that surrounds the car when it comes to landing on the naughty list, right?  I hate to admit it, but there were several instances this year where the saying "If I can't be a good example, I'll just have to be a horrible warning" might have applied to me.  Hey, I turned 50, and liberties were taken.  And that's all I'm going to say about that.  But here's my list, and if you do exist, I'd love to find any of these items under my tree on Christmas morning:
  1. A pair of jeans that fit my body perfectly.  I don't care what size the label says, I just want one pair that I feel fabulous in.
  2. A Mini Cooper.  The rule is, you can ASK Santa for anything, right?
  3. A healthy body so I can run.  Really, is it asking too much to be able to exercise?  I don't think so.  Make it happen, Santa.
  4. More cymbals for my drum set.  It's not noisy enough.
  5. Exercise buddies.  I do so well with 'em; not so well on my own.
  6. Yarn...squishy, pretty yarn.  So I can KNIT ALL THE THINGS!
  7. A Starbucks store within walking distance of my house.
  8. The desire to workout with weights - please bring that back.
  9. A Fiestaware dinner plate in Shamrock.  To replace the one that mysteriously got broken when someone tried to empty the dishwasher a little too efficiently (p.s., lesson learned, holding plates vertically between each fingers is not a great idea).
  10. Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Humankind, and all that nice stuff.
 
Santa is reading my blog and looking skeptical...hmmm, not a good sign!

AIM: Adventures in Maintenance is Lynn, Lori, Debby, Shelley, and Cammy, former weight-loss bloggers who now write about life in maintenance. We formed AIM to work together to turn up the volume on the issues facing people in weight maintenance. We publish a post on the same topic on the first Monday of each month. Let us know if there is a topic you'd like us to address!

19 comments:

  1. OK, that opening line literally made me LOL! :) Hope you had a good Thanksgiving! :)

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  2. Im with you on the JEANS.
    and always wonder WHO DO THEY FIT NICELY?!

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  3. I want number 1 and 2 too, although I settle for any small car, I'm not picky :)

    I want to be number 5!

    And as for number 4: thank goodness you are not my neighbour LOL We have had 2 boys next door playing electrical guitar and drums for years and I'm totally done with that. We almost got in a fight with their parents about it because of the noise. They practice elsewhere now and the silence is a true gift from Santa LOL

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    1. Yes to Number 5, Fran!!

      The drums are loud - I've gone outside when Jeff is playing and I can hear them, so we are courteous about when we play them. Plus, our houses aren't super-close, which helps. Haven't gotten any complaints yet (fingers crossed). But your houses are very close, so I can only imagine how awful that must have been.

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  4. I think Number 1 may be the true desire of women the world over! I'll join you on Number 3 as well - please Santa, just one injury free year?

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    1. Seriously, there are many of us deserving of Number 3!!!

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  5. OMGOSH, this was funny!

    Favorite lines: "a cone of silence around the car" "More cymbals for my drum set. Its not noisy enough." "So I can KNIT ALL THE THINGS!"

    And the pic of Santa looking skeptically at your blog--where in the world did you find that?!

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    1. Thanks! I just googled "funny Santa" and that one struck me as perfect. :)

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  6. I would love #1! Could they also change to fit me at all times? Like, even after a huge Thanksgiving dinner? I chipped two of our dinner plates by hastily unloading the dishwasher too! They were a wedding gift, so not even a year old!

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    1. Ooh, I like your addendum to Number 1 - they could be magical jeans, ala Harry Potter!

      Sorry about your dishes, ugh. Not a good feeling to do that!

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  7. LOL at the Santa pic - he is definitely giving the side eye :D

    And the jeans, please!

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  8. Love your letter! I want in on the mini-cooper!

    I'm your opposite on #5. I do better on my own than with buddies. At least with respect to the weight training.

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  9. I'm totally with you on #1 and #3 (and the peace and goodwill thing, too, of course). A Mini, though? Oh wait!! You live in the land of very little ice and snow. I get it now :)

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  10. I love your list!!! And I could really use #8 too, wanna wrap that up for me? :)

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  11. About the driving thing -- I can really relate to that! It all started when I was driving my daughter's 350Z all the time. A change came over me. :) Thank goodness she traded it in (she drove my car all the time since she was a nanny). Then I move to downtown, where I also work, so I don't do much driving anymore. I've gotten back to being pretty laid back.

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