There are less than two weeks until Christmas, and I haven't baked a single cookie. Now, if you know me at all, you know that by this time every year, not only are my cookies baked, they are iced and packed up for gift giving. Do any of you remember last year when I gave a homeless guy we saw on the streets an entire container of cookies meant for a friend of mine? I have never felt as good as I did that day, and my kids were so touched when the man teared up at our thoughtfulness.
This year, I have so much going on in my life that I just haven't found the time to catch up on science and technology news, let alone bake cookies. Having the kids go with their dad every other weekend has limited the time I have with them, and baking cookies by myself just doesn't seem like much fun. They are with me this coming weekend, so we might find a few hours to spend in the kitchen.
I am almost looking forward to Christmas being over this year. I have been so stressed worrying about getting the kids gifts. I plan on taking a vacation sometime early next year, without my kids. I have a special friend, and I would love to get away, even if it is just for a weekend trip somewhere. I have been looking online for Expedia coupons and Travelocity coupons, hoping I can find a good deal on something pretty close to home. It's almost impossible for me to get time off of work, since I am the only one who can do my job, so a weekend trip is probably all I can do. I live close to the beach and the mountains, so I am sure I will find something perfect.
Until then, though, I will try to make time for baking. I enjoy baking with my kids, and I refuse to let this Christmas go by without baking Santa some treats.