I have to laugh at the comment my mom wrote on my Facebook page today. “12 days of Christmas starts on Christmas day, ends at Epiphany 1/6.” She was obviously implying that I had done my 12 Days of Christmas blog series on the incorrect days… which must be because I don’t go to church enough. I was a little panicked at first, but it turns out she is in fact the one who is wrong. Of course The Twelve Days of Christmas start on Christmas day! So did my blog series. I really don’t know why so many people screw this part up. There was a WHOLE lot of blogging out there the 12 days BEFORE Christmas, with series called The 12 Days of Christmas. And while I definitely see the practicality of blogging about Christmas projects before Christmas, so others have time to copy your project, I don’t see the need to label the series The 12 Days of Christmas. It’s not.
Anyway… my mom was wrong in saying that The Twelve Days of Christmas end at Epiphany on 1/6. Instead, The 12 Days of Christmas end on the EVE of the Epiphany 1/5.Day 1: Dec 25 Day 2: Dec 26 Day 3: Dec 27 Day 4: Dec 28 Day 5: Dec 29 Day 6: Dec 30 Day 7: Dec 31 Day 8: Jan 1 Day 9: Jan 2 Day 10: Jan 3 Day 11: Jan 4 Day 12: Jan 5
I was excited to finish that series and move on to the million other projects I have around my house, but instead I got swept up in Girl Scout cookie stuff. The cookie sale doesn’t start where I live until next Thursday, but like a dummy, I agreed to be the cookie booth coordinator for my town. I really don’t know why I get myself into this stuff. It’s like a part-time job. A non-paying job, of course. I’m sure you’ve seen Girl Scouts at your local supermarket, Wal-Mart, skating rink, etc. hawking cookies. But did you know how those Girl Scouts end up at that booth? It’s a long process, but basically their Troop Cookie Manager (aka Cookie Mom) goes to a super intense cookie booth lottery for 2+ hours and tries to win the most coveted booths for her troop. My town’s cookie booth lottery was last night. And I was foolishly the one who orchestrated it for my town. It’s all good and I can stop stressing so much about it, but it was a lot more work than I expected. The previous booth manager gave me all her records, unfortunately her spreadsheet had not been updated since 2007! I ran around town, sent out letters and emails, and managed to secure 202 booth slots (2-3 hours each) for last night’s lottery. I felt a bit like an auctioneer doling them out and this morning I had no voice. Hubby thinks it might be strep, because Lulu had it last week. But I’m not willing to drag myself to the doctor yet. Tomorrow I have to pick up 700 boxes of cookies. Crap, I just realized I haven’t cleared out a space in my garage to store them yet. Oh man, it’s like 10 degrees in my garage right now and I have no interest in going out there. Maybe hubby will take pity on his sick wife and move some of the junk around in the garage.
While he’s at it maybe I can get him to hold the last piece of trim on my bookshelf in place while I nail it. It’s 1o feet long and I can’t even hold it well enough to clamp it by myself and I usually work on it at night after everyone else has gone to sleep. Once I get that piece up I think I’m ready to write my next post about it. I still haven’t put the doors on yet, but it’s come a long way since the last post. Or maybe I’ll wait until it’s completely finished. But who knows when that will be. I should also try to go to sleep soon. I’ve been staying up till 3 or 4 am way too often and I sure could use some sleep.
Oh, we have a new cookie this year. It’s called Cranberry Citrus Crisp and I’m not really a fan. Neither are my kids. Thin Mints on the other hand… Yum!
We sell our Girl Scout cookies for $4 a box. How much are they by you?