Good evening, everyone!
Here's hoping everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving (if you celebrate) and your day (if you don't) yesterday.
My husband and I cooked far too much food for just two people. We're accustomed to cooking a good deal of food because we usually have more than the two of us present. Certainly, our food won't go to waste, but we're definitely going to reel ourselves in for the future Christmas Feast.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, but today, the wisdom of deprivation set in: I can't help but be grateful that we only eat such rich foods around this time of year. I can't imagine eating this much all the time!
There's something to be said about slight deprivation: I don't mean doing bizarre ascetic practices like sleeping with no covers in the cold or wearing no shoes in the snow or constantly fasting; rather, as an example, I walked my dog earlier in the cold wind without having an additional coat on top of my sweater. I was clothed, yes, but it was still quite cold. I knew I wouldn't be outside for long, but for the duration, I was extremely uncomfortable and looking forward to being back in the warmth.
And so I think there's something to do this if the individual volunteers their will to do so.
We'll discuss more of this later.
In the meantime, we're going to start listening to a LOT of Advent and Christmas songs, so get ready!