Thursday, December 20, 2012

Eating Marathon


Always by the time I get to Christmas Day I feel like I have been on an eating marathon. Food lust starts at Thanksgiving; I guess that taste of creamy mashed potatoes, not to mention pumpkin pie and whipped cream, awakened the gut to the glories of sugar again. It begins…the stream of cookies, chocolate, cream, breads, and more and self-discipline has disappeared.

Today was, I think, the last scheduled eating splurge before Christmas Day.  The Tai Chi and Tea exercise group met as usual, but everyone was lethargic to movement. We did some stretching to Christmas carols and read St. Patrick’s Breastplate prayer instead of meditation. We held all those in such pain with sorrow this season close to our hearts before having a cup of hot tea on a blustery day—a day with 40 mile an hour winds pushing the chill right through the bones.


Then we went to the edge of town for a Christmas Luncheon at the White Rose. This is a small winery and bed and breakfast with the flavor of Ireland as the owners are of Irish descent. They had a welcoming blaze in the fire place and the table all set. Leek soup and chicken salad included a wee bit of brown soda bread, all followed by dessert.
Afterwards we were encouraged to tour the house where each room had its own tree. It was a lovely time before we all dispersed to our holiday chores. We will meet again on January 3 to begin again working off the fudge and such from this year’s holidays!
Irish themed tree
 
 
Three Wise Men themed tree
 
 
                                                         Cowboy themed tree




16 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, Claudia! What absolute FUN! How I LOVED your post. Ohhhhh, the b&b looks glorious. I'd LOVE to stay there.

I blew all your photos up so I could get a better look. Oh, what a charming place.

That tree in the living room is one of the most magnificent I've ever seen.

Gosh, you've been have F-U-N.

Keep it up! And thanks for sharing your wonderful day. Susan

Rebecca said...

I like the idea of a Tai Chi & Tea exercise group :) And per the "eating marathon" - I can SO identify. I'd love to visit that B&B! It looks beautiful and sounds like they served you a WONderful luncheon! Merry Christmas, Claudia!

Linda O'Connell said...

Ha-ha, I haven't stopped eating yet, either. That cowboy tree made me chcukle. What a cute idea.

BECKY said...

What a beautiful place!! Now I know where I'll stay when I come to visit! :)

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