December 25, 2012

Happy December 25th!


Not everyone celebrates Christmas, but at least for some of us, December 25th is a lovely time to give and get presents.  Hooray for presents!

Er, wait, no. Of course not. How crass! That's not what Christmas is about.

It's a religious holiday, at least for those of you who do the religion thing. And it's a lovely chance to hang with family and/or friends, eat gargantuan meals, and enjoy festive gatherings where everyday worries and concerns are set aside in a spirit of joy and peace.

(Or heck, it could be a time to trade sarcastic digs and bicker about petty resentments and keep grousing and sniping until finally the day ends with regrettable insults and sobbing and hurled objects and door slamming.  If that's how you and your loved ones like to roll on a holiday, yikes, sorry!  Some of us got a bit luckier in the family department).

But anyway, let's go back to the question of presents...

Did any of you happen to receive an ebook reader or a gift certificate for Amazon or some cash or otherwise find yourself with a desire to check out new reading material?

Well, here are a few blogger-friendly ideas if you're looking for some!

For those of you who haven't already bought it, Carla at Mizfit has a brand new ebook out, hooray! Lots of great advice and common sense and fun, as you would expect from one of the world's most inspirational fitness bloggers.


And yeah, sorry, I couldn't make the pictures clickable, so here is a link to the very cool MizFit ebook.

And there's some great news for you Primal/Paleo folks: the awesome Mark Sisson and Jennifer Meier of Mark's Daily Apple has a new Primal Blueprint book out, and this one definitely looks fun: Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings, and Toppings. The recipes use no gluten, grains, legumes, added sugar, or trans or polyunsaturated oils.


Another intriguing title is  Karen C. L. Anderson's book, After (the Before and After). 




It's a chronicle of her journey of  "weight loss, weight gain, and weightlessness through total acceptance."  Check out this link at her website to get more info and buy her book about self-acceptance and weight loss. Self-acceptance seems in awfully short supply among women with concerns about their weight, so let's bring on a little more of it!

And rumor has it some other fitness and weight loss bloggers have books coming out too, so I'll be sure to keep you posted.

OK, Really, It's Not About the Presents

Despite the many complaints I have about the holidays, it's hard not to be at least a little warmed and cheered by the notion that many families and friends and even strangers are taking a few moments today to try to be generous, forgiving, loving, and grateful.

And I'm feeling particularly grateful for all the wonderful people who I've met through this silly blog!  May you all have a wonderful December 25th, and may there be peace on earth, at least for a few freakin' hours. 

Hope you are safe, happy, warm, hopeful, and full of love and joy today!  Merry Christmas and/or Happy December 25th!



Christmas presen Images: Vintage Feedsack
S.A.D. cartoon: Natalie Dee.

27 comments:

  1. Crabby, Merry Christmas. All the very best of the season to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, and hope you have a wonderful Christmas Leah!!!

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  2. Merry Christmas to all at Cranky Fitness! I'm on lunch after a surprisingly peaceful, not too messy morning at the kennel, and after the afternoon work I get to see my Best Friend the Doctor, who managed to come to Kentucky for the day, before heading back to her patients tomorrow. In the snow. Tomorrow I shall celebrate mightily, for I have A Day Off.

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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    1. Sounds like a wonderful day Mary Anne, and three cheers for a day off tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by on your lunch hour!

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  3. AND YOUR EBOOK TOO!!! Very merry one to you, lobster & all loved one around you! :)

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    1. Aw, you are so sweet Jody--and hope you are having a wonderful December 25th!

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  4. Merry Christmas! I'll be leaving on Friday for my riverboat cruise on Danube! "The Danube Waltz" or some such silly name. I've already loaded up on ebooks including yours. :D

    Have a lovely holiday,
    Bob "Don't hate me cause I'm cruising" Ben

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    1. Bob Ben, I may be a tad jealous, but am very happy for you! Hope you have an awesome cruise, it sounds like a lovely adventure. Happy holiday!

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  5. Merry Christmas, to you!!! I hope you had a great time with family (and got a few great presents as an added perk!!!).

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    1. Thanks Kim!

      I've been having a wonderful time, have gotten some great presents, and there is still more good stuff coming after this brief internet break. Hope your Christmas is great too!

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  6. Or Happy Isaac Newton's Birthday -- roll with what you love.

    Hope whatever you celebrate, it's with joy and peace.

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    1. Thank you Messymimi, how did I not even know it was Newton's birthday? I totally missed the Gravity of the occasion! :)

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    1. Is it me being immature, or is this comment hilarious? Haha :D

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  8. I've gotta say, this notion of not about the presents now rings true with me. I remember when I was younger it was all I could think about! But as I've grown up a bit, I now see the true value of the family that is brought together :) OH and the food, cannot forget the food, that may just be the best part, especially Danish tradition ;)

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  9. I hope that you, the Lobster and your family had a wonderful Christmas, Crabby.

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    1. Thank you Hilary, and I hope your Kwanzachristmakah was wonderful as well!

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  10. Im sooo excited I will be CLOSER TO YOU AND THE ROCK LOBSTER soon :-)
    thank you for the love.

    xo

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    1. Safe travels and hope the move is miraculously stress free!

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  11. Merry, Happy Crabby!

    I went out looking at all the house lights and watched my favorite Christmas movie, "Miracle on 34th Street."

    Also took Santa on a plane ride...

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    1. Merry Happy to you too Dr. J! But must have been tough stuffing all those reindeer somewhere in that small plane!

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  12. Merry Christmas...a day late...a dollar short...but with sincerity! I am sure glad I stumbled across your blog. I really DO enjoy it a lot. See you next year! :D

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    1. Thanks Sherri, and have a great New Year's!

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  13. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

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    1. We did, Reb! And hope yours was lovely as well.

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  14. I am soooo behind on blog reading...and that is why I haven't said THANK YOU!!! for mentioning my book here!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

    Hope you had an amazing holiday and here's to 2013! :::clink:::

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