The girls and I got home from our road trip fairly late on Saturday evening, and I still needed to run to the grocery store to stock up on ingredients for the Conference Extravaganza Of Food happening the next day. I also needed to feed my family since none of us had eaten on the way home and we were just beyond the point of starving.
As I walked out my front door, I discovered that a plate of Halloween sugar cookies had appeared with this little note attached...
I love October. I love the beginning of the season of thoughtfully surprising your friends and neighbors with baked goods. But I have to tell you, these things make me crazy...and not in a good way. When you take someone who is a people-pleaser, a perfectionist, and
I mentally added "make sugar cookies" to the to-do list in my head on Saturday night. And then waited until Tuesday to do anything about it.
I did actually MAKE the sugar cookie dough yesterday morning (between rounds of pouring over 17 years of family pictures for #transformationtuesday.) But the refrigerated cookie dough is as close as I've gotten to checking this task off my list. And believe me, every hour that it sits there, I get one step closer to a mental institution.
I've had visions of my neighbors looking around at all the other doors with "We've Been Booed" signs and wondering when in the heck the Thunell's are going to take their dang turn already. I've made the kids get the mail so I don't have to make eye contact with anyone. I have woken up in the middle of the night worrying that someone is out there waiting for their "special treats." And now that I'm well past my 48 hour deadline, I'm wondering what kind of bad luck is going to fall upon my family. This isn't like one of those chain letters, is it? ugh...I hope not... And what if I "Boo" someone and pass this anxiety on to them?? Will my neighbors secretly hate me forever?
Probably no one else gets as worked up about this stuff as I do. Probably other people just make the cookies and deliver them within 48 hours!
OK I have decided that tomorrow is the day! My calendar is cleared. I have nothing else pressing left on my TO DO list. Hopefully at this time tomorrow night I'll be writing a riveting post about the joys of October baking, complete with pictures of beautifully decorated Halloween cookies. And the madness will have come to an end...until the next thing...