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Decided not to go to cookie exchange

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thank you everyone for the ideas for cookies. I did decide though that this is just something that I will choose not to attend. First of all I just don't like to bake or cook and that's a fact. I used to enjoy it when I ate the stuff but now I don't keep anything in the casa that even resembles baking ingredients. So I thought I just don't need to attend this function. There are always so many things going on down here that I decided to choose the right ones. Yes it would have been nice to see the ladies but then also this is a group of gals that like their wine and I don't drink wine either. I know I could always take my two beers but I just don't need a bunch of cookies either. So decision made.....a cookie exchange will not derail me this time.
I hope all my sparks buddies are having a good week.
I am still enjoying eating right and most of all healthy.

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GOANNA2 11/29/2012 8:31AM

    Great choice Sallie. I don't have any sugar in the house
either. I also am not good at baking. emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 11/28/2012 8:26AM

    It is all about the decisions Sallie!

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ROCKYCPA 11/27/2012 10:09PM

    Good for you - I was also invited to a cookie exchange and decided not to go since I don't need to have all those cookies!

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WHITEANGEL4 11/27/2012 8:34PM

    Good choice. I know what you mean about not keeping the ingredients in the house. We do not either. and no snacks

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_LINDA 11/27/2012 8:04PM

    Great choice! I have never heard of a cookie exchange. I don't bake and I don't drink alcohol, I guess that is why LOL!
Enjoy your other options for activities!

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ROCKRUNNER404 11/27/2012 8:04PM

    Wow-- emoticon job!

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MOBYCARP 11/27/2012 7:57PM

I bake two pies for a church supper, once a year. Pre-Spark, I'd have baked another two for home on the same day. Two years running, I've only baked the pies for church.

It's still a good charity activity, but now it lacks the general holiday festiveness that it used to have. But then, nothing tastes as good as being able to run a 7 minute mile feels.

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/27/2012 7:39PM

    Good for you!!!

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TAZINITE 11/27/2012 7:28PM

    Well it looks like you have support here. It would not be my cup of tea either. Glad you made a choice that is good for you.

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PMFISH 11/27/2012 7:00PM

    I don't think I have bought a 5 lb bag of sugar in over 10 years. Amazing what use to be staples are no longer in our homes. Is it a sign of the times or the age. Enjoy your week.

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JUDYAMK 11/27/2012 2:24PM

    Sallie good for you!!! There are 7 of us at work & we have the cookie exchange also .I decided I am not going in with them as they know I am trying to lose weight, So if I did, that would be 7 dozens of cookies that my husband & I do not need. So it looks like we both made good choices!!

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GAYEMC 11/27/2012 2:15PM

    Good decision. Time is too valuable to spend it doing something you don't really enjoy.

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ASHLEYGILLE 11/27/2012 1:33PM

    Smart thinking! And if you're at all like me, I tend to eat more when drinking! In other words, drinking wine (or beer) = eating too many cookies! :)

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GOLFGMA 11/27/2012 1:27PM

    You have the right to make decisions that are best for you. emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 11/27/2012 1:24PM

    best to pick the battles you can win as they say. I will be doing a cookies exchange next month with my red hatters

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PARKERB2 11/27/2012 1:07PM

    I turned down a big breakfast Thanksgiving morning at the daughter in laws. I felt like two big meals in one day was a bit much. Bully for you for sticking to your guns. Have a great day.

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SLENDERELLA61 11/27/2012 1:04PM

    Sounds like a wise choice, Sallie. We can't do everything. We pick and choose. That's just the way it is. When you can make decisions that support healthier living, that's great!! -Marsha

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PHATPAT18 11/27/2012 11:17AM

    Sallie, way to stick up for what you believe in.

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LIS193 11/27/2012 10:53AM

    Good for you. With so many things going on this year it's best to avoid events that would derail you. Like you I don't keep baking ingredients in the house (sugar, flour etc) Last year I had to buy those specifically for the cookie exchange. I'll give this year's a miss too!

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KSNANA2 11/27/2012 10:34AM

    I think you made the right choice. I don't care for those cookie exchanges unless I know the others involved and how clean they keep their kitchens!

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BOOKWORM27S 11/27/2012 10:06AM

    Great choice! I avoid those situations as much as possible. People say that it makes me anti-social, but I say why does human interaction ALWAYS have to be around food and alcohol??

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WALLINMW 11/27/2012 10:01AM

  I can't even be around a cookie, lol

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