Stream of Consciousness Saturday–”Consume”

Happy Holidays everyone.  I know for a fact that the word for Linda’s SoCS prompt was right on for me.  In fact, I would have to say that I over consumed!  It is my own fault.  I have a terrible sweet tooth which ends up being my downfall every time I over indulge.  The mint chocolate chip walnut cookies, and the coconut chocolate chip cookies, both my husband’s favorites really hit the spot this year… on my hips!  What can I say?  Weight Watchers is my friend. <3

The holidays seem to allow this over consumption of food.  We give ourselves permission to enjoy that cake, or this pie, or that special drink.  I have also noticed that since we did not have any company this year (children, grandchildren, friends) we tended to focus more on splurging for our holiday feast.

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Porterhouse steak, halibut (fresh caught from the Gulf of Mexico and purchased from Joe Patty’s Famous Seafood Store), and steamed shrimp with a wonderful healthy salad made up our main course.  It was a wonderful afternoon here in Pensacola, Florida for a barbecue and we enjoyed it immensely.  We sat outside in the sun on our patio and had a few drinks.

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I enjoyed my Grey Goose “Pear” Vodka with Fresca.  This was my indulgent present from my sweet husband, Ron.  No, I did not drink all of this in one day.  Instead, I relished a couple of drinks each day.  If you ever get the chance to try this vodka, do!  It is spectacular.

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It did not take long, but there in the horse hole was our neighbor horse, begging for carrots.  I let them consume quite a few carrots because it was Christmas.  I think the smell of the barbecue really drew them.

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The cardinals and mocking birds that live in the tree line behind our house seemed to be in the mood to consume the Yaupon holly berries that were framed by the lovely blue sky of our Christmas Day.

We had a fabulous Christmas.  Low-key, quiet, and enjoyable with lots of ‘consuming’ taking place.  How was your Christmas?

Thank you for stopping by to visit.  I really enjoyed sharing our Christmas with you.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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25 Comments

  1. It was really a great Christmas for you… 🙂

  2. We’ve had quiet Christmases for the last few years and have really enjoyed them. Glad you had a good one, too.

  3. What a lovely Christmas! Mine was quiet…that’s how I wanted it. 🙂

  4. Your Christmas sounds pretty amazing to me. In Australia we had a rare cool but wet Christmas, with all my kids here which hasn’t happened too often over the years and all 8 gkids it was a wonderful Christmas evening spent together.

  5. Barbecue on Christmas sounds heavenly! I love the way that the horse visits you every now and then. I think animals are excellent judges of character!

  6. Let there be grilling, wine, and a head in the horse hole. There, Colleen, is a phrase I have never typed in my whole darn 57 years. Head in the horse hole. Thank you for giving me that holiday week present, me friend. What a concept.

  7. Wonderful pictures! Your Florida Christmas is so different from the gray day we had outside. All our color and warmth was inside with family. Christmas joy comes in many forms.

  8. I’ll take your 68 degrees and rain! Happy New Year. <3

  9. Sounds like you wonderful day, Colleen, and being able to sit outside in the sun and eat must have been a real bonus.

    My Christmas was very busy. Eat, drink, chat, talk, eat, drink, chat, talk…for three days! Yesterday we got back and spent an evening in front of the TV – it was sheer bliss and I slept so well last night 🙂

    I quite enjoy the days between Christmas and New Year as they tend to be quiet and give me plenty of time to catch up before the New Year.

    • Sounds great Hugh. We ate too much. I am back to minding my calories. It was fun to eat all those wonderful cookies. 😃

      • I’ll be joining you on the calorie count on January 2nd 🙂

        That Vodka sounds very nice as well. I’ll certainly keep a look out for it as it will make a change to the normal vodka I currently drink. Best thing about vodka is that it never gives me a hangover 😇

        • Grey Goose is very smooth and the pear flavor is exquisite! This is one of my favorites. I drink Captain Morgan Spiced Rum with diet ginger ale on occasion too. Like you, I try to stick to just drinking on the weekends. It is mostly about calories for me. My start of the week for weight watchers points is on Saturday so I tend to view that day as a day to have a few nice things to drink or eat. One shot of liquor is 4 points. A glass of wine (5 ounces) is 5 points! I get 26 points plus points a day to eat (and drink) so I must be careful to not over do. I eat lots of fruits and veggies and only about 4 or 5 ounces of meat a day. Greek yogurt is my other protein source along with egg beaters (no fat). Anything with flour causes me to gain weight. That is my Slavic heritage there I fear. 🙂

  10. Sounds like a perfectly lovely Christmas, Colleen! Mine was green as well, but not nearly warm enough to enjoy the outside. Instead I warmed my house with six hours of cooking a turkey with all the extras. It was a wonderful holiday, thanks for asking! 😀

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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