The 2013 Holiday Rush

Posted on December 23, 2013

Last year I reflected on my first holiday rush in two parts.  Well, actually Matt wrote the first post and then I posted a few days later.  This year I was scared but excited for the season to start.  I actually had someone working for me this year (Kathy) which made a huge difference.  It was a good thing, too, since my mom has been recovering from foot surgery and my sister has been up in Boston.  Between Kathy, Matt, my in-laws and our friends Matt and Deena, things did get done.  It was busy, exhilarating, exhausting, stressful, overwhelming and wonderful all at the same time.  I’m ready for a massage, er multiple spa appointments, a trip to the gym, sleep, and some time in the kitchen to cook!  Dressing up, putting on some makeup and seeing friends wouldn’t be too bad either.

Rather than go on and on about the last few weeks, I thought I’d share my experience this year with some highs and lows.

High

Getting a ton of holiday orders after Thanksgiving

Low

Having one less week than usual to process the orders

High

Getting positive feedback from all of my corporate clients and many new customers

Low

Crying on the phone with UPS after a 45 minute phone call of holding and transferring between three different people (and no, my problem was not resolved)

High

Coming home to my husband cooking dinner

Low

Slipping and sliding on the roads because there are no KISD snow days before Christmas

High

Sending gifts for customers celebrating wonderful events in their lives

Low

Forgetting that my husband requested a specific item to take to work and packaging something else for him instead (#wifefail)

High

Eating healthy even when things were super busy

Low

Stress-eating cookies twice in the last week

High

Meeting David Burke and getting his approval (he tried my Chocolate Chip Cookies, Black and White Blondies and Fudgy Caramel Brownies)

Low

Not getting a photo on my own phone

High

Getting a workout from nonstop heavy lifting

Low

Pain. everywhere.

Now I can’t believe Christmas is tomorrow… how did that even happen?   Here’s to continuing the adventure in 2014!

Still hoping to get Keep It Sweet Desserts for Christmas?  It is never too late to purchase a gift certificate or get in on the Cookie of the Month Club!

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