three-packages of wings (had roughly 1-1.5 packages left at end of night) (DON"T BUY WINGS NOT ALREADY PREPPED / NEED CUTTING! TOO MUCH WORK FOR DAY OF!)
-2/3 size coeur de creme (had at least half left. I bought Major Grey's chutney by Stonewall, but I like TJ's better
-Mushroop app - I think I ate most of it, but roughly half was left
- Veggies and dip - I had three kinds of veggies, and almost all of it was left behind. Definitely cut back significantly
- Chef John's baked brie with cranberries and pecans (because I didn't have walnuts). I thought it was tasty, and would do again. Not sure anyone else cared/noticed
-Clementines; lots left, but no worries
-Ginger creams, by Christine's request, although I don't think anyone else ate them.
-Punch (2L Gingerale, half gallon of cider, and half a bottle of rose's lime, plus a cranberry ice ring)
-Feta stuffed olives (
Other peopel brought:
a pesto, pepper jelly, almond cheeseball (emily)
Cool Ranch Doritoes and Cookie Cart Cookies (christine)
Brownie bites (shelley and joe)
Lindt truffles (amanda and rich)
Chips and salsa (S&L)
Some spreaders would be nice.
I had my annual holiday party on Saturday. I was up late on Friday, up early on Saturday getting ready. I went all day with hardly a break, and almost fell asleep on the couch after everyone left Saturday night. I slept in late Sunday morning, went to yoga, saw a movie, then came home and took a nap. I couldn't shake the tireds all day, and pushed myself to stay up until 11p.
And yet, I lay in bed for three fucking hours and could not fall asleep.
Now I've called into work, and am struggling with the blues. Everyone is annoying, and nobody cares. What the fuck is happening to me?
Aside from the normal reasons why someone would give, especially to these types of causes in this particular climate, I made these donations for two additional reasons.
One was to challenge my mindset about lack of money. I often feel like I don't have enough money to do all the things I want to do. Giving away money, even as little as $10, can be painful for me. I am so afraid I won't have enough, even though I often don't even miss it. So by donating this money, I hope to send a message of affluence and plenty both to my self and to my HP.
Additionally, few who know me would be surprised to know that I am rocked by this election cycle, and not in a good way. The best way I know to combat this is to donate to causes that share my values in the hopes that those funds can help defend the progress we have fought to defend.