I am really running out of time. There are a few things I really wanted to get done, and now, it's looking like they I just won't have time.
1. Gifty Gifts for Neighboors and Friends: I've had several people drop by little gifts, (food and treats), and I am feeling SO bad that I don't have anything to take to people. My time is short, we're leaving for New Mexico on Friday morning, and my money situation is even shorter!
2. Christmas Cards: Last year, I hand-made a load of cards and never sent them. So, I can send them this year, right? Yes, but I feel like I need to include a letter or picture or something. And, I have no envelopes to put them in. Cheez printed off some labels last night, so I might get them done today...maybe.
3. Treats and Baking: Last week I made cheater sugar cookies and let The Bear decorate them. Besides that, I have baked NOTHING! No treats, no delightful smells wafting from my kitchen. I totally suck!
I'm almost done with the wrapping. I sent Clinton to deliver the rest of my "in town" gifts. I have so much to do...but I just want a nap. Even the Excedrin isn't perking me up.
Maybe I need a Coke...in a festive Santa bottle. I think I have one left, hidden in the deep recesses of my refrigerator.
I have just made 3 attempts at creating yummy Christmas treats to take to some friends. All three, well, I'm not sure about the 3rd one yet, have been total failures!! I tried making suckers, but I didn't have sticks, so I just poured the sucker lava into a cookie sheet to just break into pieces later. I boiled it to Hard Crack stage, but it is still chewy. The kind of chewy that will pull a tooth out. My first attempt at toffee set up, but not to the crispy stage. It tastes great, but is also a bit chewy and just falls apart. It would be good over ice cream though. My second attempt at toffee is cooling now, but I think I may have scorched it a bit in my attempt to get it hot enough. Maybe my candy thermometer is screwy.
I give up.