Saturday, December 10, 2011
A Christmas Solution..
None of us have been exempt from it. It has bombarded us from
all directions. The hype of Black Friday with its countdown making
headlines everywhere. The Christmas tree lots packed with "fresh"
trees since before Thanksgiving. The greenery and lights gracing
every street corner in every small town. And special Christmas programs
on television expounding on ways to create that wonderful holiday feeling
in your own home for a fraction of the cost. After a week of observing and
absorbing all this I wondered- why is it when we were kids, the time
between Thanksgiving and Christmas day dragged on ... f o r e v e r! But
as an adult, you are late in getting things done by two weeks ago? Between
the hype and realizing "kid time" is not "adult time", I have been having
a full blown panic attack. You see ... brace yourself! .....
I DO NOT have my Christmas cards done ...
I DO NOT have any shopping done ...
I DO NOT, yes, DO NOT have the house decorated ...
I DO NOT have one Christmas cookie baked ...
I hear all of you gasping!!!! I almost feel like packing it in and saying I will
celebrate Christmas next year! Breathing.... breathing.......
There is a one solution for my "did not" list. I know where I can get
killer cookies, breads, and brownies! And they ship!!
I had the pleasure of volunteering, with this lovely group of women, at
Misericordia's, Hearts and Flour Bakery here in Chicago. What a great day
it was! Misericordia is a residential home for some 600 people with mild to
profound disabilities. On site, is a bakery operated by volunteers and
residents, and their profits support the facility. The pride in their work and
the quality of their product is amazing! Shall I tempt you????
moist and flavorful irish soda bread
candy coated Christmas tree shaped pretzels
cinnamon apple bread
brownies dusted with confectioner's sugar
check out this tray of goodies!
The online store is open 24-7 and they ship the very day it is ordered.
Phew! So my "baking" (also known as speed dial) is done! And come
to think of it these will make a great present to send to my mother.
Ok! So, some shopping is done, too! Maybe things aren't as bad as it
seems. Maybe I can do this! Now to tackle the boxes of Christmas
decorations in the basement.... gotta go!!!