Last night I worked our Bridger Valley Coalition of Churches Annual Christmas Concert held in our Performing Arts Center at the school. What a gala event! Hundreds and hundreds of people united with the spirit of Yuletide wishing others Good Cheer and sharing in the Season.
It involves and includes eight LDS wards and at least 10 other denominations in our valley. Lot’s of people! Each of those churches brought four-dozen cookies. Four Dozen!
Imagine me, working around 72 dozen specially made creations, festively displayed on three 8-foot tables. That’s 24 feet of indulgent creations of joy!
Me? I did great! I’d prepared ahead of time and ate a cottage cheese smothered yam liberally sprinkled with Salad Supreme on the way to work. Then I brushed my teeth and used mouthwash. Next, the solution to the entirely successful evening:
I kyped a wrapped peppermint candy cane and broke off the tip, sticking the candy, cellophane and all, into my mouth. I just let it lay there for what seemed like an hour. It s..l..o..w..l..y..disolved and kept my mouth fresh and my mind busy throughout the evening. Every time I had to set out more cookies I was completely satisfied with what was going on in my own mouth. The cellophane made it take so long. And it also prevented me from chewing it up and wanting something else. [Granted, I nearly gagged a few times …]
Yeah for me! 141.75 this morning.
A little v.i.c.t.o.r.y!