However, I must confess that the last few years I have let anxiety and worry dominate the advent season. I place such a high value on my grades in my classes, that it's all I can think about. Maybe you can relate. You probably have something that's uncertain, or something that didn't turn out like you wished it would have, or something that you just don't know what to do with.
This is not new or profound, really, but I've found that when you have troubles, it's best to make Linzer cookies.
Let me explain: I bought a jar of Bonne Maman Strawberry Preserves for my dear hubby, who loves strawberry jam (although I do not). I thought he'd be so excited! But, it didn't taste as wonderful as it looked, and I was stuck with this useless fancy jar of sugar-laden strawberries.
It was a trouble, it was annoying--not to the point of anxiety, of course--but I couldn't throw it away. That's so wasteful! What's a girl to do!?
Cue Christmas time, the season of cookies, candy, and chocolate-dipped everything. What did I do with a jar of unwanted jam? Make linzer cookies, of course!
As for finals week, it didn't turn out like I hoped, though I worked very hard. I was disappointed at first, but I did my best, and after all, that's the sweetest thing.
P.S. I also made chocolate-dipped pretzels...
...chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons...
... and frosted sugar cookies!
P.P.S. I told you it was the season of chocolate-dipped everything!