Christmas Cookies – Day 5

Start Time: 11:30 am

Stop Time: 1:20 am

Goal: 21 types of cookies, packaged, wrapped & ready to deliver on Tuesday 12/17. And one Godzilla themed, gluten-free (among other things) birthday cake to deliver on 12/14.

Completed:   Pecan Sandies (4x), Coffee Sugar (4x), Snickerdoodles (5x), Vanilla Sugar (6x), Coconut cutouts (4x), Mint Chip (4x)

Today was the last big baking day. I’ve got one more kind of cookie to bake tomorrow. One. Everything else is done. Including me. I need to get some sleep soon or I’m going to lose my mind. It’s funny– back in high school or college, I didn’t bat an eye pulling an all-niter or staying up until the sun was back out in the morning before oozing into bed.

Now, I can’t believe I’m still standing having less than 5 hours of sleep two nights in a row. Yeesh. This is getting hard. I’m too old for this… It got to the point tonight, when I was putting the finishing touches on the mint chip cookies that I lost complete sense of time and I think I might have fallen asleep while painting copper metallic edible paint on the edges of the cookies. I’m that gone right now.

BUT, I completed all but one cookie decoration. I didn’t get to the brownsugar spice cookies tonight — everything else has been totally completed and will be ready to bag in the morning. McIrish is at home tomorrow, and he’s planning on bagging and sealing all the cookies I left out tonight before I even wake up.

It’s been such a blur– all the days are blending together– and I’m not sure how many more sleepless nights I can handle. Tomorrow is supposed to be the day I box up all the cookies and ship them or take them to work to get eaten. The Husband is spent. The dogs are wondering when the house can go back to normal and my lap will be available for sleeping on again. And I can’t remember what it’s like to have nothing to do.

I have come to appreciate and miss my down time. I’m ready to be done for the year.

I’m already looking forward to next Friday, when we order DoorDash and sit in the hot tub. Oh that feels like a million miles away. But as of now, I’m done for the day, and I’ve got one last cookie recipe to make. Tomorrow is just Chinese almond cookies. The final batch. Then comes the boxing part. It’s probably the part I least look forward to because it’s more practical than fun. The cookies have to go into something, and once the theme is decided and the tags are made, it’s literally packing boxes and gluing on tags.

I’m gonna keep this post short– totally out of energy at the moment. Can’t wait to start delivering cookies. I’m really happy with how they turned out thus year. Tomorrow I will finish and my finger will look like I smooshed a smurf…Teal food coloring finger prints on Chinese almond cookies… I’m grateful McIrish is on a day off tomorrow. I need to be around someone else’s energy right now. I can’t make it on my own at the moment. I’ve really not felt this tired in a long time.

More tomorrow… G’night!

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