Give Me Some Greatness

It always remains true that if we had been greater, circumstances would have been less strong against us.--George Eliot, Middlemarch.

So the marshmints are gone (sniff!), the stollen is past its highest allure, the eggnog has been drunk and I am ready to segue self and family gently back towards the Right Path.

Then someone-who-shall-remain-nameless* dumps a deluge of candy and junk on the house.

Ack! Why do people do this? Why why?? Expensive Harry and David junk**, that you don't feel okay about just pitching. DH is off work so he can't take it in there. I will ask DH to make it disappear*** but a part of me will be wondering about those malted milk snowballs and that fabulous peppermint bark.

I know most of us don't have perfect circumstances. Our spouses buy yummy junky stuff, we work long days with little chance to exercise-- the bottom line is you have to dig in, get your priorities clear, do it for yourself.

I just need to find where I put my big-girl panties. Anybody seen 'em?

* my MIL
** Don't I sound ungrateful?
*** He threw it out *sob*


  1. ...Still looking for mine, too...(wanders off and rummages through another drawer) No worries, we'll find them soon, and then greatness will be ours! :-)

  2. You are wearing them! Only they are kickass supergirl tights!

  3. oh my goodness, same thing happened today!!!! I came home and a huge basket of goodies were on my kitchen counter from my mil. Still not what to do.

  4. Funny! Did you find your big-girl panties in time for Zumba?

    I had to look up marshmints. Did you know there is/was (at least two years ago) a marshmint club?

    I hope you have a great New Year!

  5. You'll find them...I know you will. :)

  6. I once told my MIL how much the people at work appreciate all the candy because the kids can't possibly eat it all.
    We haven't gotten any since.

  7. FUNNY! I am in the bathtub writing this - i know- and there is a platter of cookies and candies in the dining room.I was just thinking about throwing it out when I get out of here. yep. That is exactly what I am going to do!
    Haha! no- not ungrateful at all.
    Have a pretty day!

  8. Happy New Year 2011!
    I love your pics.


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