You know it’s the holidays when…

by Khushboo on December 22, 2011

Even though Christmas is only 3 days away, my family and I don’t celebrate the holiday per say as we are Hindu.  However I did suggest my immediate family and I exchange presents just for the novelty factor.  Nonetheless my email went ignored and confirmed I am related to  a bunch of Grinches ;) ! That all being said, the holiday feeling is still in full swing, friends & family keep flying into town, and I am loving every second of it.

Other than the occasional Christmas carol that plays on the radio, you know it’s the holidays when…

1) You keep getting emails from companies like Amazon with the subject line “It’s not too late”

2) Suddenly tea & cookies become an acceptable snack

3) You inevitably dress up a bit more to work in case a plan comes up afterwards

4) You eat out of FUNger rather than hunger…i.e you eat merely for the fun of it

5) “What’s your plan for New Years” has become a conversation starter.

6) Friends/family members on your Blackberry Messenger & Facebook keep updating their statuses with various locations

7) The streets are more lit up than normal

8 ) Your priorities seem to change and routine is thrown out of whack

9) Your gym is near empty at rush hour…not that I’m complaining ;)

and finally…

10) You go to sleep in a good mood and wake up in a good mood

Happy Holidays to you and your family- hope the next week or so are both special and most enjoyable!

Finish the sentence: “You know it’s the holidays when_______________”

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracy's Treats December 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I’m guilty of eating out of funger during the holidays….and other days too :-) . You know it’s the holidays when peppermint flavored things become staple!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Yess! I’m yet to have a candy cane this year!

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Ameena December 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Funger may just be the best new word of 2011…love it. And yes, I am so guilty! Luckily though I have been working so much that food seems to be an after thought these days.

Hope you are having a great one my friend! Happy Thursday!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm

My plan for 2012: take on more work :)

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Priyanka December 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I just love the word Funger :) My brother and I started the christmas gift exchanging seven years back and really its so much fun just to be in the spirit!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm

My sister goes to me today, “I wish we decided to exchange gifts tomorrow”…if only they listened to me :)

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Allison (Allison's Delicious Life) December 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Hahahah “funger”. So true. I love this list! Sorry that your family wasn’t into the present idea. I bet you could find some friends who would be interested in doing a gift exchange :) “secret snowflake”, perhaps? i did that one time with friends of all different religions. I suppose snowflake is more PC than Santa, hahah

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hahah Secret Snowflake…love it :) ! Everything has to be so PC!

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Parita @ myinnershakti December 23, 2011 at 9:39 am

You know it’s the holidays when there’s traffic at all hours of the day, when you have to park all the way in the back of the parking lot at pretty much any store, and when you make [food and exercise] decisions based on the fact that the new year is right around the corner! Loved this post!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Yes exactly…”I’ll be good next year”

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Maneka Chotirmall December 23, 2011 at 9:51 am

Love this post :) Funger is definitely going to be a permanent word in my vocabulary! You know when it’s the holiday when your party clothes come out; you have to push yourself to work, and always craving some extra sleep! Happy Holidays KT!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Same to you Manny….can’t wait to celebrate the holidays avec you!

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goodformegirl December 23, 2011 at 10:44 am

I’m with ya on the routine being out of wack…I love the holidays, but getting back to my routine feels good.

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I have routine OCD most of the time ;) !

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honeywhatscooking December 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

you know it’s the holidays when … there are sale signs everywhere – 50% off, 40% off… and rather than buying stuff for others, I keep going crazy with my own purchases!
definitely agree on the gym one, i’ve totally been slacking cuz my schedule is out of wack, i end up meeting someone, or shopping, or there is a delay. i’ll do anything to avoid going to the gym.

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Best 4 letter word: S-A-L-E ;) !

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset December 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Lol “funger” perfect lady haha
I also agree with #10… so so true!
Great list, have a fantastic holiday!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Same to you, hope you enjoy it :)

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Christina Does It All December 24, 2011 at 12:51 am

all so true. :D
I’ve especially been noticing the joys of 10 lately.

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

It’s the best!

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Lil Z-Bear December 24, 2011 at 4:16 am

Those Amazon folks aren’t kidding around. I ordered something on Thursday afternoon, and received it in the mail the Friday afternoon with free shipping! Color me impressed!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Wow free shipping too- they’re really on top of their game!

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Kat @ Balance & Spice December 24, 2011 at 6:06 am

This is so funny – I adore the cartoon. It made me laugh out loud!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I figured fellow ‘healthy’ folks would enjoy it!

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jojo December 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

When I start eating homemade cookies and cakes from neighbors and friends without guilt! lol The break room at my work is full of candies and baked goods, it’s too hard not to sneak some to my desk!!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Guilt-free eating might be one of the best things about the holidays!

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Shannon from Healthiful Balance December 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

You know its the holidays when ONLY Christmas music is playing everywhere!

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Khushboo Thadani December 24, 2011 at 3:26 pm

True..although Jingle Bells will never get old! :0

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Gayatri December 26, 2011 at 2:20 am

The last one is so true. I am so happy all the time. My husband is surprised! He thinks I’m possessed or something. Merry Xmas Khushboo!

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Khushboo Thadani December 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

Your comment literally made me L-O-L…are you like the female version of Will Ferrell in Elf? haha!

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