14 more days. We’re chugging along, putting our heads down and working quickly. I put together 50 gift boxes in 3 hours last night, which might be a record. I’ve said this before, but when you’re faced with repetitive, tedious tasks such these, it helps to challenge yourself and see just how fast you can do things. I can now wrap 120 brownies in 40 minutes – that’s less than a minute per brownie. I think Mark’s personal record stands at 2100 cookies baked in 6 hours. Mind games. Whatever gets you through, right?
Claudine is done with school for the semester already and is home as of today for Christmas break. Things just got more intense. Sometimes I feel guilty that we can’t do more holiday activities with the kids so we just try to do small things like string up twinkle lights in the living room. I hope hope hope we have time to get a tree this weekend. Last year our neighbor was kind enough to get a tree for us when he went tree shopping. We *have* to get a tree, but Mark’s been leaving the house at 6am to get to the kitchen, coming home in the afternoon and working till 1:30am every day this week. My hours are only slightly better so I’ve been on school drop off and pickup duty and it’s been COLD, people, cold. Winter just came and kicked us in the ass.
But you want to hear something really special? Mark’s sister put together this amazing advent calendar care package with all these amazing little wrapped gifts for the girls to open each day. Thanks Lara for making December a little more brighter for the kids.