the annual gingerbread house competition rolls around. and brings me right back to square one.
[J] & I have had two prior of said “competitions”. the first year  I had to twist his arm ..and was ready to
SQUASH blow him away with my skills. but that didn’t happen. the opposite did. he won. his skills blew me away. I was half sore loser & half just plain impressed.
then came year two . I had underestimated my competition before, but wouldn’t let that happen again. I was now bringing my A game. or so I thought. until .. I lost AGAIN. hello shot straight to my ego. I’m the girl. I’m supposed to one-up him in the crafty, cooking, artsy departments. but I don’t ..
it’s been a year. and I’m clearly not over my last devastating loss ..
but guess what I was greeted with the other night?
news of a 2012 FAMILY gingerbread house competition.[with [J]’s family]
shoot me in the foot.
as much as I love holiday activities ..I am not ready to make my humiliation
so, I need a strategy. a “go to”. a floor plan, if you will.
in steps my friend, pinterest ..
I’m also trying to keep in mind the one thing I’ve learned through two failed attempts: don’t buy the candy you want to eat. why? because you’re not buying it to look good on your house. you’re buying it to taste good in your mouth. end of story.
it’s on friday night ..
wish me luck. [& little, to no family humiliation].I’ll need it.
happy hump day.