This is actually how I have been getting through the holiday this year. I usually go at it hard, without lists, without pacing myself and by the time Christmas rolls around...I am sick, or shortly thereafter.
This year I made lists and time frames to follow, rested when my body was telling me I needed it and tried to at least get a lot of walking in, even if I didn't feel like doing anything else.
I have made cookies, but I do them in batches where I make up the dough ahead of time, cool it in the fridge, then scoop it onto a paper plate, throw it in the freezer to harden and then ziploc them until I need to bake. That way I am not tempted to eat them and they are fresh made whenever I need to give them to someone. I do fudge this way too, make it, then put it in the freezer until it is time to give it to someone.
As for my list, here goes nothing:
- Do a few loads of laundry
- Dust entire house (though is not bad, mainly a touch-up before company comes)
- Make up another batch of cookie dough and freeze, along with some more chocolate covered pretzels for hubs. (Need to give some to a neighbor, share while in-laws and mom are here, etc.)
- Wrap two more gifts
- Do some crafts with son and just have fun drawing
- Go get bloodwork done and run to the store for some last minute items
- Rest, though also exercise and keep moving, drink water, eat right
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