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working and baking from home

I really dislike online focus groups. It’s hard to stay awake, it’s hard to keep my eyes focused on the screen for 5 hours, and you miss the facial expressions and interactions between participants that make focus groups interesting. BUT… I can decorate cookies during online focus groups! These cookies are brought to you by 15 hours of focus groups (and a few house of staff meetings… shhh!)

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Covid Cookie Dump

One of the great things about having a toddler is that I am now able to share my hobbies with him in a way that I could not when he was a baby- and it is so much fun. We do have a little disagreement about what happens when we are done baking, however- he likes to eat the cookies; I like to take pictures of them. While I now have more time to bake cookies, I also have less time to photograph them before they are eaten by my sugar-crazy 3 year old.

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covid christmas

Back in non-covid times, I was baking north of one hundred Christmas cookies a year. This year, the sugar haul is more modest. I finished my cookies over a week ago because the cookies are being shared by mail (and a few by front door 6-feet away masked delivery). Nate and Charlie Wolf have been gracious enough to eat the not-quite-cute ones. All told (including the castaways) I made around 60 cookies this year.

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cosy sweater pumpkins

Happy Quarantine Thanksgiving! This has been the strangest year. But I am thankful for the extra time at home with my son and I’m especially thankful that this is the 2020 pandemic and not the 1918 pandemic. We have FaceTime and online ordering and the ability to work from home. And since I’m not sharing cookies around a big Thanksgiving table this year, I’m thankful that I can share them virtually. Read more…