Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Five Facts About the Holidays

There are certain, inalienable truths related to the holiday season at my house.

#1 I will gain 5 {and by 5, I mean 10} pounds. There is no point in fighting it; it's gonna happen. I like to cook and I love to eat, so I might as well embrace the holiday-chub.

#2 Somebody in our family will be sick. It's guaranteed that at least one member of our family will come down with an inconvenient bout of the flu, just in time to force us to cancel plans. It's Caitlin's turn this year. Poor girl, she hates missing school, so she is extra miserable.

#3 On Christmas morning, we will have a junk-drawer full of batteries, of every size imaginable...
Except the one required by Hunter's new remote-control car or Caitlin's new camera.

#4 I will over-cook, over-decorate, over-shop, over-plan, over-clean, over-prepare, and generally freak out at least once. I will stay up late, and get up early trying to squeeze everything in. My stress level will go through the roof and I will swear never to over-do it again.

#5 Our already tight budget will be stretched to its limits trying to accommodate the afore-mentioned over-shopping. See item #4 related to my freak-outs.

Some of these things are beyond my control. Like the getting sick... those things just happen. 
{Okay, so the 5 pounds didn't "just happen" but let's just pretend it did.}

But most of them I can control; like the battery thing and finding great deals to help alleviate the squeeze on my wallet. The P&G eStore has some great bargains that can help in that department, so I plan on having a happier {read: less stressful!} holiday this year.

Here are some of the deals they are offering right now:

15% off on a first-time order from a new customer, using promo code: A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA
Free Shipping on orders over $25
Free Samples with every order.
{Seriously, I should buy stock in Duracell. Between remotes, toys, and electronics, something always needs new batteries.}

{Extra stress means extra bags under my eyes, and generally looking extra-tired. I love a good moisturizer like this one.}

{I have a theory that if my hair and make-up look cute, then I won't notice all the extra "fluffiness" in other areas.}

Hope your holidays are merry and stress-free!


  1. I those 5 (10) pounds may happen to me too.

    For the past few years, my husband has hurt himself or needed emergency surgery (appendix) just days before Christmas. It turns our little world upside. I forbid him to cause any drama this year...we'll see how it goes.

    I need stock in batteries too. Thanks for reminding me to go buy some!

    1. Fingers crossed that Christmas stays drama free for your family too! ;)

  2. Oh batteries! So many times we've emptied all of the television remotes so that we could make our toys work on Christmas day!
    And my pants are fitting just a smidge tighter these days too. Suck it in, zip it up, good to go. :)

    1. So glad I'm not alone in this! Bring on the cookies and the stretchpants! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly! Happy Holidays to you, too! :)


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