Why do I do this to myself? I know it’s the holidays and I’m busy, so why do I make it worse? I know the reason, I just can’t say no. And I really want things to be nice. This week has been really busy for us. Actually, the last couple of weeks have been. The start of the craziness started with the Relay 4 Life team I’m part of. We’re working on fund raising, even though the event isn’t until April. Each week we have a bake sale. Someone brings in baked goodness and the office pays to eat it. The past three weeks have been all me and Ronnie. We’ve been bringing in cupcakes: peanut butter chocolate one week, cookie dough the second week, tiramisu cupcakes this week. We get next week off, Kelli’s Mom is taking over and making cookies.
Another part of our fund raiser is Wednesday lunches. See, each Wednesday we play trivia as an office. Before trivia we meet in the training room and eat together. Each week someone makes lunch, and the rest of the office pays $5.00 each for lunch. Last week Ronnie made cheddar broccoli soup, salad, rolls and sweet tea. Today was chili, mini corn muffins and sweet tea. Except I forgot the tea. Kristi told me I was fired, everyone else says I’m not. The chili was gone within 20 minutes. I think there was a couple of corn muffins left, but I’m not sure.
Daycare is having their party this week. That means I need to put together some sort of gift for Paige’s teachers. She really only has three teachers, but there are others that help out. I can’t leave out the director, or the teacher who helps out in the morning. I’ve been making chocolate covered pretzels like a mad woman. Also this year I found a mold for candy canes with a chocolate candy on it. I’ve had to make 7 sets of candy for daycare. Then I offered to make 2 more sets the above mentioned Kristi’s kids to take to school for their teacher. Each set is 2 candy canes and 4 pretzels. Pretzels are finishing up in the fridge now. I still need to make 3 more candy canes to be done.
Then there’s the usual stuff that needs to get done. I spent last night wrapping presents. Have I mentioned that the roof was leaking? Yeah, that needed to be dealt with. I’ve also had to make gingerbread cookies. So technically I didn’t have to make them. But I love them. So I made them. I’m participating in 2 Secret Santa exchanges, so I’ve been working on those. Our office does 1 gift a week for 3 weeks (snack, ornament, reveal weeks). Ronnie’s been working late and I’ve been super busy at work learning a new concept. And I went back to the doc today for a check up. Carpal tunnel is doing better, but he still wants me to consider the surgery before it gets too bad. And I’ve lost 13 pounds in the past month. I’m getting closer and closer to my goal weight.