Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Panic Attacks and Baking Day

Last night I had a panic attack. It was a culmination of work and some upsetting news from my sister. It's been awhile since that has happened but it can be very exhausting. I almost called in sick this morning but braved the day and fumbled through work. Funny but the band didn't let me eat much last night. Except for the half bag of Hershey Kisses.

Now you will ask why I even had them in my house. Well... I had to fill the countdown calendars for the 25 days til Christmas. Not sure how I feel about Christmas this year. I've been putting off the decorating but am determined to put up the tree tomorrow night. I've decided it will go up in our basement, the basement that we have spent the last two months fixing up as a media room.

We have this big honkin' 92" projection screen. Can you say size envy. I love it. I gave DH a hassle about getting a big screen but Wow, oh Wow. I love it. Which has kept me on the couch for the last few nights watching all my favourite shows. And munching on Kisses. They're gone now and my DH and son each have their own countdown calendar full of kisses.

Saturday the 4th is baking day. It started a few years ago when my sister, nieces and my daughter and I got together to bake. Lots of stuff. A couple of years, my other two sisters and my sister-in-law came along. Exhausting. And so much sugar and butter.

So this year we decided to cut back on the sweets and teach our kids how to make pastry. We'll make some tourtiere (meat pies), tarts, peanut butter balls, ginger cookies, walnut cookies and a few other things. I made some fruit cookies last weekend and could only eat 2 before I was "full". Strange how the band is working. The weight loss may be turtle slow but at least I'm not gaining. After this weekend, I might avoid the scale.

Here is about half of the baking we did last year.
We all had our own handmade aprons made by my Martha Stewart sister.

Til next time ladies and gents...

14 comments:

LDswims said...

That looks like a lot of baking. We do the same thing, but rather friends and neighbors. I make a ton of stuff each year and give almost all of it away to coworkers, friends, family, etc. I love it! It started with just my mom and I years ago and then I started adding friends. She loved it so started adding her friends and it just turned into a large bake-a-thon. Once I got to Texas, I carried on the tradition...

Glad you survived the panic attack - I hope the news your sister gave you is not too bad.

Drazil said...

I'm so sorry about the panic attack..I know how that feels. Hang in there.

Bonnie said...

I'm not going to tell my husband about the 92". He thought his 60" was big and I don't want to deflate his ego. :) Sorry about your panic attack. Hope you have fun baking.

amandakiska said...

The best thing about a big screen TV? I don't have to wear my glasses to see the damn thing! I wish I had one!

Sorry about the panic attack. That sucks! Feel better!

That is quite the candy spread.

Silverhairedgoddess said...

My mouth is watering - I think that's a great idea to get several people together to bake Christmas cookies - my daughter and I were going to do that but it got delayed because of getting the lapband and it would have been too much for me.... at least until I get my first fill.

Once you get the tree up you will feel great - I put mine up last night and when it was lit .. it make me so happy and Christmasie :)

Thank you for your comment on my blog about your experience in being too tight ! It helps !

Stephanie said...

Holy criminy that is a lot of baking to do, but how much fun it must have been! I'm sorry to hear about the panic attack...been there before...but I KNOW you are enjoying that 92" screen. I mentioned it to my husband and he is pea green with envy!! Hugs and lots of holiday season love to you!!

Band-Babe said...

Sorry about the anxiety, that really sucks. I hope whatever set it off resolves for you.

Is that a table of deliciousness or sinfulness? Or BOTH?!?

Barbara said...

Well that looks like my kind of fun sweet ems!! thank you for your sweet words on my blog.. (anxiety, fear, stress) it ALL sucks.. I want to hit the EASY button and just go somewhere else on the planet.. but it doesn't work that way.. I hope things are ok with your sister.. and YUM with that baking.. (would love to see a photo of your new room).. if it weren't for my son in law, we would have never gotten the room pulled together for Thanksgiving last week.. that is what family is for though... big hugs Sandy

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

(((huggggssss)))) to you, Sanday.. I am sorry to hear about your anxiety attack... I really hope all is going to be alright with your sister.

Ohhhh my goooodness, those goodies look absolutely delish!! I soo wish I had someone to bake with - that looks like that was so much fun!!

And, I'll be over with the popcorn! We'll watch Rudolph together!

-Grace- said...

I hope today is a better day, Sandy. *Hugs*


That is a delicious looking spread, btw!

Alison said...

Your baking looks amazing, hope that you feel better soon x

Amy W. said...

Oh I would love to come and learn how to make all of those things. I usually make treats all by myself...and enjoy it...but I have been debating this year bc a) I would induldge a bit to much and b)I don't know if I can afford it!

Jess said...

Holy moly! The food porn is killing me! I am soooo glad I have rid myself of head hunger lately or I would just go ape shit over these yummy desserts!

Read said...

1) Oh, I'm so, so sorry about the panic attack - that just plain sucks!!! I hope you're feeling much better now and that the issues with your sister are on there way to being better.

2) (Hand waiving wildly in the air) Pick me! Pick me! Can I come this year and help you bake all those yummies! That looks like so much fun, I hope it's wonderful this year!

3) hmmmm. I'm glad you are putting up a tree this year - I think it makes it so warm and cozy.

4) I too want to see a pic of the new room. We just had our basement finished and are wired for the projection thingy - but we haven't yet bought it. I have no idea how bit it'll be - I can't imagine it'll compete with that behemouth (is that how you spell that?)

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