Twelve Grumps of Christmas - Number Two, Turning into a Christmas Pudding

@jb78000 (15178)
November 13, 2010 8:11am CST
do you become a christmas pudding every winter? by this i mean showing the physical and mental energy and activity of a pudding and sitting around for most of the day soaked in brandy and sugar. i definitely have less energy in the winter and this year i have planned a few days out to counteract the pudding syndrome. i even got some new warm clothes. would you consider yourself to be a christmas pudding, or do you know somebody who is? i don't mean a year-round pudding, just a christmas one. and are you going to do anything about it? [the obligatory song is missing. feel free to supply your own]
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@RawBill1 (8543)
• Gold Coast, Australia
14 Nov 10
I definitely have less energy in winter. I even started a discussion about this a couple of months back at the end of our winter. The first day of spring had come around and I was looking forward to having more energy. We are now only weeks away from summer starting and I have achieved many things over the last few months that I did not have the energy for over winter. It also helps having more daylight to do things at this time of year too. But the sun does give us energy. I do not know how people in northern European countries can deal with no sun at all in winter. It would drive me nuts! Christmas is a time of summer sunshine here, beaches, camping, late nights, early mornings and lots of socialising with friends!
@jb78000 (15178)
14 Nov 10
mainly daylight isn't it? well that and cold. i liked living in a country with no seasons to be honest.
@sid556 (31019)
• United States
14 Nov 10
Hi Little blue bunny! I could easily be a Christmas Pudding I think. In fact I would love to sit around soaking up the brandy! I just love being inside all cozy and warm and sipping on a good drink watching the snow fall and the wind blow outside of my window. Fortunately for those that have to deal with me and unfortunately for me, I very rarely get to play that role. I work full time and it seems on my days off that my 16 yr old has me running all over God's little earth. If she doesn't have plans for me, then my 24 yr old who lives across town and doesn't have a car....does. Also on my time off from work there are errands to do and bills to pay. I do have that mentality and I seize every opportunity that I can to savor in the pudding syndrome you describe. They are few, far between and oh so sweet!
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Nov 10
well i hope you get a few opportunities to be a pudding this year
@jb78000 (15178)
14 Nov 10
a sid pudding!
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@sid556 (31019)
• United States
14 Nov 10
Me too!! You too...Bunny Pudding!!
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@Hatley (149136)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Nov 10
twelve grumps of christmas, eleven teeth a gnashing, ten tummies grumblng, nine boxes of candy beckoning, eight candy canes a missing, seven strands of tinsel ground into the floor,six kids a yelling, five new rings, four parrats clacking, three cats a hissing, two dogs a howling, and one empty check book.On the first day of Christmas my true love brough to me , one empty check book.weep sob On
@jb78000 (15178)
13 Nov 10
i love your song. sad as it is.
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@Hatley (149136)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Nov 10
hi jb here in the US its not 7 am yet yawn hi the silly part is I really love Christmas but am sad a bit as I wish I had just a few dollars more.but then I would probably not be satisfied. lol Also for a diabetic Chrismas time is lined wih booby traps like puddings and pies and yummy sugary home made cookies.How does one JUST SAY NO?
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@jb78000 (15178)
13 Nov 10
i don't know. i hope you have a nice christmas even without the extra dollars and having to resist sweet things.
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@GardenGerty (86221)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Nov 10
I was last year, but I plan not to be this year. Stress at work contributed a lot to the numbness. I have more things to keep me going mentally this year, for sure. It will be interesting to see how good I am to my new pedometer.
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@jb78000 (15178)
13 Nov 10
sounds promising. have you changed jobs or has whatever was causing you stress at work been sorted?
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@GardenGerty (86221)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Nov 10
I took leave for a foot surgery last January, and never went back to work. I have had some hit or miss work, and I am now drawing unemployment. Love being at home, and there was this other personal problem in my family that carried on for a while. It is basically resolved, so I am doing okay. If I can figure out how to earn juat a little more online, I will probably not go back to work.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
13 Nov 10
yes I have the energy of a pudding but we generally have about 15 to people over ALL day that I get to cook for, clean up after and entertain! It is the day after that I literally turn to mush.
@jb78000 (15178)
13 Nov 10
didn't you mention this last year? i think you should get those 15 people to help. ideally while you sit and puddingate quietly in a corner. that would be better than running around.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
13 Nov 10
I am thinking about going somewhere else and letting them fend for themselves.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
13 Nov 10
Not a pudding...Komode Bear, I tend to hibernate...fat is stored for the long sleep!
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@jb78000 (15178)
13 Nov 10
how long do you sleep for? this sounds not a bad idea.
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• Canada
13 Nov 10
'til the fat is gone...and I'm ready to devour another human being.
14 Nov 10
this year i will not have time to be a xmas pudding, only me and my daughter all day. maybe i will be able to chill on xmas night and become a pudding and soak myself in brandy, without the flames! lol.xxx
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@jb78000 (15178)
14 Nov 10
you should join sid. she wants to grab a chance to be a pudding too.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Nov 10
Well I don't like going out in the cold. Does that count as being a pudding? Last year I was pretty good about bundling up and getting outside even so...
@jb78000 (15178)
16 Nov 10
you are an active, stoical pudding then
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Nov 10
A cold, grumpy, but exercising pudding....
@jb78000 (15178)
16 Nov 10
yep