Okay, so I don’t. And, yes, I’m perfectly aware Thanksgiving (*cough* Turkey Genocide Day *cough*) is next week, but who on Earth isn’t stressed the week before they might be cooking for 9-12 people? The only thing I can really say about this is the menu is now set and the cooking extravaganza is going to begin any day now. In the mean time I’m actively trying to not think about the dreaded materialistic holiday that is fast encroaching.
First: I WANT to give all sorts of stuff, but I do not have unlimited (or even very copious) resources at my disposal for doing such.
Second: I bake gifts for adults/families. That’s right, I generally make about 10 different kinds of cookies and a few different types of breads for gifting. Hubby makes wine so we add that to the baskets. Anyone ever try and roll out dough with a two year old helping?
Third: Okay, this kind of is a part b to the second, but whatever… I haven’t even figured out the theme of the baking this year. Last year (or was that the year before) did cookies from around the world.
Fourth: I had ambitious goals to have the rough draft of my wip done by the end of the year and there’s no way that’s going to happen. Every word is counting, the novel is somewhat sparse, and it’s solidly in that literary camp (but not in the way people claim Franzen is literary).
So, as the end of the year creeps up – how has your year fared? All ready for whatever holiday you celebrate?