Friday, November 26, 2010

I'm a bad blogger

I can't believe it's been almost 8 weeks since I last posted. Well I can, but it's still bad. There really hasn't been anything going on worth posting here.

I finally emailed the clinic to find out if the nurse had received the report from the counsellor. Apparently not, and our session was 10 weeks ago. So, she's sent the counsellor my email and is hoping that this will push her into finishing the report and sending it. Once the nurse gets the report, then she can start to look at and refer embryo donor profiles to us. So we continue to wait. It's not totally a bad thing as we really won't be able to do any cycling until the new year.

What I've been doing in the meantime, thanks to My Reality's help, is working on Holiday Cookie Boxes. I decided that this year, maybe I could put my baking skills to good use and make some money towards that upcoming FET in the new year. I'm pretty pleased with how the boxes have turned out and I know the product is good (just tooting my own horn). The only drawback is that I have to have all orders delivered by December 15th as V and I are going on a long awaited vacation.

We're not going anywhere exotic but we are going to be away from all the cold and the snow (which I'm sure will be on the ground by then) over the holidays. We've been planning all year. I had informed him that after last year's very busy, stressful Christmas and all the entertaining that I needed a break. I didn't care where we went as long as it was warm. So, we've rented a house down in Florida for a couple of weeks and we're planning on spending the days sitting by the private pool, drink in hand, relaxing. We may do some stuff down there, we may not. But that's exactly what we need. Can't wait!! Oh and we're going to hook up with the awesome Kym, Frank and El Cinco too!!!

So, if anyone needs help with their holiday baking, or is looking for a yummy gift for someone like their mail or newspaper carrier, a teacher, a work colleague or client, hit me up. I know that shipping to the US can be expensive from Canada, but we may be able to work something out where we ship once we cross the border, or as V has suggested, I could do some baking down there for a couple of days and ship as well. Click here if you want to check out the flyer.

And to entice you just a little bit more, here are some pictures of what I'm offering.

Chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin with cranberries and chocolate hazelnut brownies with pecans.

Lightly decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread.

Hand piped sugar cookies, individually wrapped. There is a snowman, mitten, star santa, and snowflake. All are about 3-4" in size.

Gingerbread houses.

I'll be back in a couple of days with a seriously awesome cake that I'm making for my great niece who is turning 3 tomrrow.


Gil said...

Must remember to poke at you and order some of those giant sugar cookies. They'd be GREAT to take to the office!

I remember you mentioning the holiday; I hope you both have a fantastic time! (Take me with you?!)

Love to you both. As always sweetie! And YAY for updating us on the blog! :)

Lut C. said...

What's with the delay at the clinic?!

Those cookies look very nice! Hope you sell a bunch.
Shipping across the Atlantic is entirely out the question I'm afraid!

Enjoy your holiday!

Pam said...

Gil - poke away. I just sent a box with the 25 assorted to your neck of the woods and shipping was just over $10, so it shouldn't be too bad unless you know someone coming to visit. Oh, and there's lots of room in the house if you guys wanted to come. :)

Lut C - the delay can be solely dropped at the feet of the counsellor who did our session in September. She was way behind on her reports then, and I'm sure it's no better now. She seemed to think that they didn't need her report to move forward with the donor profiles, but she was wrong. I'm not really sure why she would think that actually.

tge said...

10 weeks and still waiting...I can't believe that. Here's wishing you patience. I'm glad you have a vaca and Christmas to distract you until then!