I don’t know why/what/how, but we got swamped with orders today, both online and wholesale. It’s been a little overwhelming for the last few weeks and we’re trying our best to keep our heads above water. Mark’s been baking non-stop – today since 7am – and he just left to go to the kitchen tonight to bake some more. We just keep telling ourselves that we’ll look back at this time fondly when the post-holiday slowdown settles in come January (which we have to admit, that at this point, we are almost looking forward to!), but first, we have a few tough weeks ahead. Fortunately we have help arriving: Mark’s mom will stay with us for 2 weeks during our most busy period to help watch the girls (um, can we make this a yearly tradition, Lani?)
I sort of chuckled to myself the other day when I remembered that this time last year I was madly researching and planning a tropical beach vacation for this winter coming up because I finally had made the decision that we were going to do it after pining for it for years. We so rarely take vacations that I wanted to splurge for once when C got old enough to really enjoy the water and play in the beach. Well, as it turns out given all the circumstances of this year, that plan is dead, but I did make sure to fulfill one promise that I made to myself last year: to take Mia to the ballet. We haven’t been very good at taking her to movies or shows (or museums for that matter) for reasons of time and money (and yes, also pure lameness), but I’m really excited to take her to the Nutcracker this year. And to make sure it happens, I’ve bought the tickets tonight. Feels good to check things off your list.