Amanda Cade

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Many organizations have one big holiday party, and call it good. Not my job. We have ugly sweater days, and gift exchanges at team meetings, and department parties, and whole staff potlucks…we love the holidays. I have a holiday event with one group after work today, and one during a meeting tomorrow morning, with several more next week. It’s a lot of fun, but also a lot of juggling.

I’m taking my own advice and trying keep it simple, such as doing a lot more buy-and-bring as opposed to bake-and-bring (especially since the high-pressure assignment is still going on, so my baking time is seriously limited). For today, I added a cheesecake sampler to last night’s grocery delivery, and grabbed some paper products left over from a birthday party a few months back (I always save the extras in ziploc bags so I can use them another time). For tomorrow, I volunteered to bring the donuts, since that only requires a five minute stop on my way to work. As the holiday season ramps up, I’m going for the low-stress options.

stockingHow is your holiday calendar shaping up? How are you keeping your to do list and obligations manageable?ย 

21 thoughts on “Party Season (Blogmas Day 11)

  1. Jay says:

    We don’t have a lot of obligations actually – nothing at my work, and Sean’s after-hours party was back in November. They close early on Christmas Eve to have a potluck and gift exchange, which I’ve already bought for and I’ll back for the night before.
    Actually Sean was just saying that it doesn’t really feel like Christmas to him yet so we’re looking to ADD to our calendar, believe it or not ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      You can have a few of mine. Lol

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I volunteer you to bring donuts too lol!

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      I’ll be there in 12 hours. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        Patiently waiting lol!

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  3. I think that lowering standards and expectations raises the fun factor of event’s.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      I agree. It took me a long time to learn that lesson, but I’m glad I did.

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  4. Sounds really good and I believe that if you lower expectations you are even happier with the result x

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      We just finished setting up, so let the fun begin!

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  5. I was also wondering if I could give u a shout out on d12 of my blogmas posts, I want to thank everyone who has encouraged me and read my posts throughout the year and you are a big contributor to that, it’s ok if you dont want me to x

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      1. Lacie Elder says:

        Thank you x I am not very popular in the community (I dont post enough) but I still think you should be commended xx

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      2. Amanda Cade says:

        Thank you so much. ๐Ÿ’•

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  6. fakeflamenco says:

    Well, we didnโ€™t simplify, we are hosting a new event. Weโ€™ll have a sing along this weekend,;holiday songs in English, Spanish and Ladino. A friend will play the piano. Iโ€™m happy to do more singing this year!

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      That sounds like a ton of fun!

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  7. Does someone have a special Christmas donut that she loves .

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      It’s not specifically a Christmas donut, but they have pumpkin donuts in November and December, and they’re wonderful.

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      1. That sounds tasty. How about a chocolate covered donut sprinkled with green and red, ah…sprinkles ?

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      2. Amanda Cade says:

        Oh, they have those. They just aren’t my favorite.

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  8. JoAnn says:

    Sounds like you have a good job ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      I love my job, even though it sometimes makes me crazy. I’m very lucky in my career.

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