Yesterday I spent ALL day setting up to get ready for the young women to make treats. I knew we could get more done if I had everything pre-measured and grouped in stations. I typed up some of my favorite Christmas treat recipes on one sheet to make it easy and so the girls could all take one home.
We all worked quickly to get as much done in the hour and a half we had. I still need to make fudge and toffee and package them all up today. I'll make candied pecans if I have time to go to Sam's Club for the nuts. They are like 10 bucks at the grocery store for a small bag...no thank you! We did get the peppermint bark, cracker toffee, mint crisps, people chow-aka reindeer poop, holiday pretzel bark and homemade Reese's done. Pretty good I think.
...and what fun would it be if we didn't end up with an oven fire to add to the excitement? One of the girls said "Is there suppose to be a fire in the oven?" ummmm...NOOOOO! I quickly pulled out the cracker toffee and threw some baking soda on the fairly large fire. I've never had an oven fire before.The house was filled with smoke. The girls and leaders were all laughing as we were running around trying to open windows and fan the smoke alarms to get them to shut off. I do my best to keep my guests happy. :o)
I seriously fell into bed last night in so much pain and with no ability to make clear sentences. I really don't know why you all think I have this obscene amount of energy. In reality I'm always tired. I hurt every single day and I just do what I can on my to-do list. Not everything. If I did do everything then I wouldn't have a mountain of laundry and bathrooms to scour. I think I'm the laziest busy person I know. I do hate being lazy, so it's a good thing I have so much on my plate to keep me busy. Would anyone like to come over with a pair of gloves and some easy off to help me clean the oven? anyone???...no.... Is that crickets I hear?...hummmm...I guess it's a job for one. :o)