Raclette, Lutefisk, and Ocean Waves-Day 18 in my Year of Living Abundantly

Kathi Lipp is one of my favorite authors.  Her books have brought about meaningful change in my life. Today was awesome because of the ideas she shared inThe Christmas Project Planner   and related podcasts.  Celebrating Christmas with family was VERY special but I made poor food choices in excess.

We drove through driving rain and made it to the beach in early afternoon.  Our host had her Raclette Table Top Grill set up for finger foods.  We had meat, veggies and cheese on small plates. Melted cheese over anything is always a treat.  Small potatoes, olives, pickled asparagus and button mushrooms plus soft French bread were perfect flavorful pairings!  If I had stopped at just one small plate, I would have considered it a healthy eating day.  I didn’t stop at one.

As lefse bread was made and lutefisk (from  Fitts Seafood Market in Salem) cooked, we took a walk and hunted for Pokemon.  The break in the rain was appreciated!  So much stuff has blown down from the trees that streets were covered with debris.

We enjoyed delicious drinks during the day too.  The drinking chocolate with thick, rich and delicious!  Later, eggnog in a special pitcher was extra special.


Following out family gathering, we stayed on the Siletz Bay with the sound of the waves and Christmas lights reflecting off the water.  We hunted more Pokemon and relaxed the rest of the night.


My Year of Living Abundantly started with a visit to a new primary care doctor. After a conversation with her,  I realized that  I’M the one who needs to make the decision to eat well and move more AND I’m the one who’ll live with the choices I make.

Today I enjoyed time with family but I found it hard to get up off the floor.  My ankles ached.  Though I lived abundantly today with lots of love and memories made, I’m certain that healthier choices would have made for a better day.

I see my doctor again in December 2020. I’d love to honestly report positive things because I’m making better choices during celebrations and day to day living.  Today was not one of the days that made me feel hopeful about a positive December 2020 visit.  Tomorrow is a new day.




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