It is pure bliss to know that the sale of 200 Valentine cookies is behind me. Even though I was not here over the weekend working on the last of those cookies, I was stressed we wouldn't sell all the extras we had.
For the past 8 years I have been in charge of this fundraiser, the first year I ended up in tears from the stress of it all. The first year I think we made 128 cookies, several years ago we were making over 400 cookies, so 200 wasn't that bad. The stress came from the factor that I had over guesstimated how many orders we would have. I had already purchased the material to make a little more than 200 cookies and then I added up the orders and we only had 110, you could imagine my state of panic. How were we going to sell 80 something cookies and to who? I did as much as I could before Eric and I left for the marrieds retreat in Costa Mesa and left the rest to my team of wonderful ladies and some supportive sellers. When I got home on Sunday there was still 30 something extra cookies which was better than 80 but what was I going to do? Well thankfully people kept calling because someone else wanted a cookie. By lunch time on Monday all the cookies were gone and people were still calling for more.
Needless to say I am so thankful for all of my friends, sisters, and my grandma for helping me bake, decorate, and sell these cookies. I could never do it without them and I won't bother them for help with cookies again, well until next year. Except for maybe Stacey because I love her peanut butter kiss cookies.
So I guess I should start writing some thank you cards. Maybe this will be the card I send to all of them.