I usually make cookies for the Christmas Season and give the cookies away. However I am in Colorado where I don’t know anyone and the effort of making cookies on top of working two jobs with no specific aim for what to do with the cookies means that I don’t want to put forth the effort or the expense of the ingredients.
So, no Van Gogh sunflower sugar cookies. No Matisse chocolate cookies. Or Mondrian shortbread.
I really don’t want to bother with the whole nuisance of Christmas. Call me Scrooge. Right now, I would like to sleep for the two weeks of the holiday break with intermittent breaks of running and maybe watching DVDs.
I also decided that I am limiting myself to eating only 10 cookies this holiday season. That’s about a pound of fat in terms of calories and weight gain. Usually food just turns up in sundry places this time of year and mostly it isn’t very good. It’s just around. I am trying to limit how much not-very-enjoyable-just-ate-it-because-it-was-there grazing that I indulge in. I decided that if I limit myself to 10 cookies for the entire holiday season this will force me to evaluate if a cookie is worthy of being one of my ten. It worked today. I wanted to support the bake sale at the elementary school where I work. I bought two cookies for 50 cents. I then gave them away. I decided they were not to be amongst the 10 cookies that I would ingest.