Friday, December 16, 2011
That Downward Spiral
It happened yesterday... that downward spiral! My day was totally devoted
to decorating the house for Christmas as the first son was due to arrive home
at 7:00 pm that evening. Yes, he's grown (all of 20 years of age) but
like all of us, he loves the spirit of Christmas with all its finery. That meant a
home void of trees, greenery, silvery balls, reindeer and the woodsman,
would not be a home he's accustomed to. And the truth of the matter
is, neither am I. I set a goal to have my home dressed and glittered by
12:00 - no, make that 2:00. Plenty of time! Or so I thought. I forgot about
the trips to the hardware store for extra lights. I forgot about the trip
to the florist to make up two arrangements that would complete my one
tablescape. AND I forgot to eat!! I'm a tough ol' bird.. I can make it
through the day without needing to eat. After all, I had a time schedule
I needed to keep! Well, by the time 3:00 rolled around (yes, I was now
an hour beyond my set completion time) I was woozy. I needed food
NOW! And that, of course, leads to bad ... very bad... choices. For me,
it was an egg salad sandwich on very smooshy white bread, chips, and two
Christmas cookies. And you can guess what happened to my blood sugar
level! BAM! I know better. I really do. After all, when the boys were
little I made sure they started the day with a nourishing breakfast before
heading off to school. I loved making them breakfast! It was an event!
I actually had a rotating schedule of breakfast menus that I wrote down.
Found it the other day tucked in between some old papers. It read as follows:
1. french toast
2. mini-muffins and eggs
3. fruit smoothies and toast
4. homemade waffles
5. boiled eggs and toast fingers
6. breakfast pizza
8. cinnamon rolls and juice
9. yogurt and toast
10. cereal and toast
(All meals were plated with different garnishes)
Can we all say "OCD"?! But I loved starting the day that way! It was one of
my better moments of being a mom. Therefore, I should know better and not
let my energy spiral downward due to lack of nourishment. I will remember
that eating something for breakfast, even a little something, is just as
important for a mom as it is for her kids.
poached eggs on toast, my fav!
I will "heart" this first meal of the day!
Next to be done? Christmas shopping! Now where did I put THAT list??