I made three batches of rolls this morning. One came out like hockey pucks. The other would have been fine exept that I let it sit in the pan too long after it came out of the oven and the third batch was on the doughy side...
And I got a bit fixated on this for a while. If we had had any more ingredients for the carmel sauce I might have made another batch in the attempt to get things Just Right.
I pointed out to the spouse later that I had been remarkably calm and not stressed out about the holidays. The importance of spending time together and eating good food trumped going crazy and trying to get The Perfect Gift.
Also, relaxing trumped trying to run around and see EVERYONE on or near Christmas.
So if you are disappointed in my stingy gift-giving or lack thereof, well I guess that is your problem. Because I am not going to feel guilty about it. And neither should you. I might just decide to give you something at a random time in another part of the year. Or not. Maybe we'll just have tea.
Looking forward to having dinner at a friend's house tomorrow. We are staging a relaxed Christmas-type dinner. Calm. Enjoyable. Relaxing.
Today after opening presents and eating rolls I slept for a LONG time. Also was running a low fever. Connection to the lack of bupropion in my system recently? Worth checking.
Grateful Crap: One of my students has passed 4 out of her 5 tests for the GED. She texted me that she needed help finding a place to retake the writing exam and I found her somewhere that is open this coming Friday and the following Monday. I hope she passes. But even if she does not, I am grateful that she deciced to try before 2014 and the entire test changes...
Took Meds 150 mg sertraline, 450 mg bupropion
spent time with family
mostly didn't stress out about stuff not working just right (other than the whole roll thing)
Now, who do I need to contact when the holidays are through? Allergist, opthalmologist and dentist. Stupid temporary filling came out. Was hoping that if I ignored the fact that I need to get a crown my tooth would magically regrow. This has failed to occur.
Quaker, teacher, parent,