Friday, November 26, 2010

And so it begins...

Yesterday was a wonderful thanksgiving. We had two dinners; one at my mother-in-law's and one at my grandmother's. Food was excellent, company was even better, and I came home with a whole cooler full of leftovers for Not-So-Ex.

And the reason for the cooler was because Not-So-Ex was working yesterday. Yep, he worked a 10 hr day on Thanksgiving. And he's working today. And tomorrow. And he won't have a day off till next weekend. Now this will mean an incredible paycheck next week, and a very painless Christmas season. But I really feel for him too. It can't possibly be fun.

But now begins the Christmas season. The kids will be easy to buy for this year. Easy but expensive. Everyone else will probably be pretty simple too. It's amazing how much less stress there is when you know you have money in the bank.

While the shopping is getting geared up, the baking will be too. At home, I always bake tons of cookies and cupcakes for gifts. This year, I'll be doing it at home and at the bakery. This Sunday I'll actually start cookie production. It'll be fun but stressful. I've gotta get quicker at it so that it won't overwhelm me when we start really selling them.

Most of all though, I just want to make sure this season is fun. It's too easy to get caught up in everything and just let it all pass you by in a big blur. I wanna see all the little moments.


Andrew's Mom said...

Every night after Andrew and I read and turn off the light we say our prayers and we thank God that we have a wonderful daddy who works so hard and so long to put a roof over our heads. I'm doing a big baking production the first two weeks of December but I'm doing it a little different this year - maybe a couple cookies but lots of mini pecan pies, cheesecakes, pound cakes and tosca cakes. I wish I just had more space and a baking rack like the bakeries have for cooling and somewhere to go with the trays.

Anonymous said...

You will be a baking fool.

Paige said...

Jenny... Space is insanely tight here too. We have an apartment and the kitchen is the size of a closet. Plus no dishwasher and a single basin sink! It gets crazy around Christmas time.

Steven... I always am! But somehow the addition of the work "baking" makes it ok. LOL