I spent my time after work Wednesday first grooming ponies, and then making three batches of cookie dough for my three cookie swaps. I got done just in time for bed. Sigh.
Thursday after work I picked the ponies' feet, fed them dinner, and got to work making the cookies. I chose ginger snaps again this year because they are both festive and simple to make.
Friday we had our cookie swap at work as well as Ugly Sweater day. If you've been reading along here for awhile, you know I don't balk at the chance to look like an idiot. Friday was no exception. I even dragged my dad down to my level:
What's that? Oh you'd like to see my outfit better? Sure!
Hat: Oriental Trading Company
I unloaded 4 dozen cookies at the swap, and took back just 2 cookies each of the ones I liked from what others brought. Trying to minimize the damage to my waistline....
And then Saturday happened. My helper is a trooper and made it out, but is nursing a bit of an ankle injury, so we worked together on chores. And also I waited too long to shovel the snow. It had started raining so by the time I got around to snow removal it weighed a TON. Ugh. So sore, much tired. But no rest for the weary! After finishing horse laundry and grooming all the ponies thoroughly (because wet, snow, mud....) it was time to get ready for my company holiday party! I was worried all day I wouldn't get to go because Bruce 2.0 STILL HASN'T ARRIVED! But luckily the roads were clear by evening, and my snow plower finally arrived around 4. Cutting it close!
Since I was completely frozen by the time I got in the shower, I picked out a nice warm cozy outfit. Which was pretty unnecessary and a little too warm for the party, but whatever.
Sunday morning at 10 am was my third and final cookie swap. I have no media. Clearly, I was a terrible blogger this weekend with my lack of photos! Sorry guys. But trust me when I say, I have enough cookies for a family of 50. If anyone needs me, I'll be in a diabetic coma on my couch.
This week has been really busy at work. Everyone needs their orders asap which is fun and mildly impossible given that no trucks are running Friday. Way to plan ahead customers...
It's also been ridiculously cold so no pony riding. It's for the best though since I have so much to do that's not horse related the next few days. Like wrapping all the presents. And family dinners. And Chanukah. And Christmas. Oye. The older ponies are enjoying their vacation, but I think the grumposaurus that is Romey needs something to do. Maybe I'll teach him some tricks over the winter. Or maybe I should just focus on teaching him manners?
That's what's up this Wednesday! What's up with you? Are you ready for the holidays? Are you STRESSING OUT over the holidays? Have any of you seen Bruce 2.0 and if so, can you tell him to get here already?! Talk to me in the comments! I promise I'm getting caught up and will reply!