I find myself in a major time crunch. I only have 2 weeks left to get all the candy for Christmas done and was just asked yesterday if I could provide 45 Snowflakes and 45 candied candy canes for "Thanksgiving Party". I have not decided if I will do that yet. I guess I will have to see how much I can get done by the end of the week. What I still have left to make of my "regular Christmas goods" is about
15 more Lbs. of flavored candies and candy bars (done with only 15LBS out of 30lbs)
225 Tiger Butter cups
5 batches of Cream Cheese truffles (yielding 53-60 ea)
350 Candied candy canes
5 batches of Butterscotch fudge (yield 45-50 ea) and
2 batches of Dark Bittersweet "coffee truffles"(yield 40+ ea)
(optional buckeye balls / divinity if I have time...)
Needless to say I am late on my schedule! I should already be finishing candy canes and transitioning to truffles and fudge right now. Normally by next week I would be "finishing touches" (dipping, coating) & "wrapping" (foil, bags and ribbons each piece of candy). Then the last week I put everything together in larger bags with ribbons and begin building the "gift baskets / bags" (tissue, assembly, cards, letters, jewelry).
All of my time troubles are do to some.. gosh just plain crazy increase in pain / vomiting / fainting. I still have yet to be able to control the pain and fatigue. I have areas that thought are normally sore and tender since secondary curves began.. are now in immense pain and larger areas than I have ever experienced. I can only describe it as feeling "Sick" it feels "Hot and sick" through upper half of my spine where my new curvatures are. I will probably need to call my spine specialist if it hasn’t improved by Monday. I have been dealing with this for a week. At first I thought I had the flu... now though, it is obvious that something is happening to my back. Still doesn’t change the fact that I am so very late on my schedule.
So, I will still keep up with the forum RE: daily Koffee Klatch question. Weekly Roll call. Weekly Vent and Chat Night Hosting. But, my presence aside from that will be sparse at best.
If any of you need me for ANYTHING and I truly mean ANYTHING. A bothersome poster, or chat room troubles, please call me directly or email. Okay, so just wanted to warn you all. I am here just unable to dedicate as much time as I normally would be for the next few weeks.
(it may take me a bit to answer so do not be afraid to leave a message / email. I will call / write back a.s.a.p.)
p.s. thanks for letting me vent too
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