I made about 30 dozen cookies and candies for Christmas. I made about 5 dozen peanut blossoms, 12 dozen mini chocolate chip cookies, 4 dozen snowballs, 8 dozen chocolate covered mint patties (and one disastrous batch of mint taffy that had a good funeral in the trash can). I still have the box to send to mom, but other than that I gave away 11 boxes and two small bags of these delicious little confections. I also still had about 2 dozen left here but thankfully my roommate and boyfriend are making quick work of them. It took me a couple days to recover from all the baking, shopping, wrapping and sleepless angst. My kitchen was a disaster, my goodies from Christmas were all over my apartment, and my room was a mess of dirty laundry... It's all clean and back in order now! woo-hoo and I still have a couple dozen cookies left :) (plus the ones that arrived from mom as soon as all mine were packed to go) :)
I don't know what I'm going to do after new years, when all the hustle and bustle is over with. I'll have to find something to fill up the days with. Maybe I'll take the offer for the free martial arts class... I could certainly use the exercise after the cookies... and huge delicious dinners... and other stuff that makes pants too small.
Someone with a lot of persuasive powers suggested that I keep fresh cookies around all the time, which would work actually cause after a couple weeks of always having sweets around I don't like them anymore.