Wrapping up Friday and BakingĀ 

Ahead of me is a day of wrapping and baking. Regina was pissed that I didn’t want to do the baking last night but at night time I am no good! She was really mad when I told her I’d rather do it today, she said I will not do it and that she will end up doing it all by herself, to which I replied that it was her project that she was doing for her dad and had nothing to do with me anyway so she should be thankful that I’d help at all and that I paid for the ingredients. 

She shut up then because she knows I’m right. I hate her dad and how this comes about every year making these expensive fancy desserts escapes me. How I get sucked into making these fine creations escapes me even more, then she is going to try to make me feel bad because I am old and tired? I think not!

Anyway, she made the tiramisu and a batch of cookies yesterday and today we will make 2 batches of macaroons, coquito, ammaretto cookies, and I’m doing some coconut chocolate chips. After baking I have a gazillon presents to wrap and two bottles of wine to drink lol just kidding I will have some wine but I have work tomorrow so it won’t be more than 2 glasses. Okay maybe 3, I can struggle tomorrow as long as I get all the gifts wrapped.

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Where is the Feeling?

I am officially done Christmas shopping with two days to spare! Regina and I went out yesterday and not only finished up shopping but also made it to the super market and got everything we need to make cookies. 

I am working in the morning today and then taking Marshal to his doctors appointment, dropping him off at his new job and then making cookies all night and all tomorrow. I also have some gift wrapping to take care of but the end is near. 

Christmas always comes and goes and this year I just can’t get into the spirit, no matter how hard I try. I started listening to holiday music before thanksgiving. I decorated the house before thanks giving. I’ve been baking and wearing holiday sweaters, yet it just doesn’t feel like Christmas.

Regina said I was the same way last year. I feel like I was more into it last year, but maybe I was just going through the motions the same way I am this year. Does anyone else feel this way?

I want to feel more in the spirit for the sake of the little kids. They are so cute and excited for Santa, I hope they will feel that way for years.