Monday, December 7, 2009

To Carmel Corn or not to Carmel Corn

As Christmas approaches, I am ferklempt. I do not really feel like doing my holiday baking. I always make carmel corn. Last year, for our women's tea at church, I made carmel corn for 100 ladies. Yuck. Don't get me wrong, I love me some carmel corn. Especially when it comes out of the oven and you eat it warm. It is seriously the best stuff in the world.

So here I sit, getting ready to move right after Christmas. I have the family Christmas here this Sunday. I have youth events and chaos and love and stuff to do. I do not have that warm fuzzy feeling of baking and love in the kitchen. Because to bake is to love. I always bake with love and I always make carmel corn for the holidays. It's just a crazy holiday for me this year.

I don't want to make cookies or decorate them or clean up after the whole baking scene.

Here is my question, is that wrong? Is it wrong not to want to bake for hours on end and be so tired I cannot see? I am already that tired and I have not baked one small thing. I love Christmas, but this one will probably be very low key.

So, am I wrong or right? Should I bake or not? Share the love.

God bless you and yours.


Dawn Cartwright said...

Give yourself permission to take a year off. Then people will really appreciate it next year. Rest up and enjoy the real meaning of Christmas by having energy to love on your family by just being you!

Nana and Papa A said...

Hi Kay, I'm Shan Pavliks mom. She told me about your blog last summer and I have been following your adventures. Things you talk about are just what we experienced when our kids were growing up. Keep up the fight, you're a great mom!

Don't be so hard on yourself, Kay! Christmas will still come and will be wonderful even if the cookies and all the other goodies are from the store. You can enjoy yourself and your family without all the stuff you have decided in the past the you must do. Moms put a lot of pressure on themselves to be/and do things no one else really notices.

On another note, I absolutely LOVE your new house. It is a house I would have love to have when I was younger. Go for it. It is a great house waiting for you and your family to fill it with memories!

Blessings, Sandynmesa

kaniemom said...

What if you focus on packing and moving right now and do carmel corn in January or February? That way you still get to do it with love when life settles down a bit. And it's not competing with all the other Christmas candy, goodies, etc... Everyone will appreciate it more and you will be doing it because you want to and not to just cross it off a list of things you think you should do. Make a new tradition :)

Praying for you.... Carol