man, so intense

December 18, 2010 |  Category:   life the biz

We’re still here, just really busy. If we can get through the next few days with the last big push on Monday or Tuesday, we’re golden. We really can’t reflect on anything quite yet, but this year’s Holiday!Cookie!Madness! was worse than the previous 2. We’ve had to adjust our schedules nearly every day to get things done. I’m not exactly sure how things got so out of control, but we already know of a few things that we’re going to do differently next year. There’s that chance that I’ll have a total mental relapse and forget how hellish things were and commit to stuff that I wanted to eliminate next year, but we’ll deal with that then.

We’re so accustomed to this non-stop crazy pace that it’s going to feel strange to go back to a more “normal” schedule. At this point we don’t even remember what normal is! But sometimes the human body is amazing and it pulls through when you really need it. We’ve managed to stay awake and alert on 4 hours of sleep a night and miraculously, we haven’t gotten sick even though there are a few different nasty bugs going around the neighborhood.

But truer words couldn’t be said when I say, “we’re so over this”.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

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  • Annie From Seattle December 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Oh god, hang in there!

  • diamondkelt December 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Good job on the “not getting sick part”!! I closed up shop on Monday and finished all my orders out this Friday and now I can officially let my cold go full blown.

    I saw my order shipped out earlier this week! Just a few more days and then collapse!

  • Lara December 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Yeah, hang in there! And man, this is one of my favorite Claudine pictures!

  • Jane December 18, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Maybe try to write down your ideas for how to improve things next year and keep them somewhere you won’t lose them, otherwise its so easy to forget and repeat your mistakes every year…speaking of which, I think that applies to my plan to do my Christmas shopping early this year…oh well, there’s always next year!

  • Crystal December 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    You can do it! And afterward you should all just stay in bed for a whole day. 🙂

  • Renita December 18, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Stay hydrated ….. it can be a big factor to maintaining intense focus, especially in the cold months

  • Caddy December 19, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Hang in there Mark and Jenna! You can do it! Garlic and cayenne pepper is great for boosting the immune system and keeping away the sniffles.

  • Sally December 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

    How DO you get pictures of the girls like that — they’re never staring at the camera w a fake smile. Do you sit, camera aimed at them the whole meal? I mean really?

  • Emily December 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Good luck! It is almost through!

  • Emma December 20, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Almost there … eat lots of fruit and drink water so you don’t get sick. I swear by this.

    By the by – you make me feel incredibly lazy, you are so motivated and busy! I’m impressed really.

  • Jenna December 21, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Sally, oh, the girls will try to pose sometimes if they see me taking a photo. Most times, however, they don’t notice so it’s just a candid shot, capturing a moment.