We are still hauling around that extra five pounds we picked up in Jamaica and I figured there was no need to add to the girth until we bring that five pounds back.
And then- I said, well...maybe just a few cookies? Perhaps just one batch of shortbread?
But, in my defense, I didn't make a dark fruit cake! (That's because I had two set aside last year to age. Wrapped in cheesecloth soaked in rum. I had considered aging them for ten years. Will they make it all the way to ten? It is not looking good.)
Oh well. What's a few more pounds anyway!
But honestly, this year I really wanted to let go of some of that Christmas preparation that makes the season so exhausting. And getting rid of the Cake That We Eat More Of Than We Should seemed a reasonable place to start.
I think I may have struck a pretty good balance because I have a freezer full of goodies, I managed to get a few snaps to upload to some photo libraries, AND I am off to the mainland to spend a week with my kid! Responsibility free. No running around necessary. No shopping required. Just visiting relatives. Singing a few songs. Going to a show or two. Phew.
Now, I wonder if there is any chance I can return that extra five pounds to Jamaica in 2016?