Along with the decorations and cards and parties at Christmas comes the baking. It generally goes hand in hand with the season. I don't know why. Maybe because we all figure that we are running around like loons, so it is a good time to stuff our faces with things we don't usually eat, and we will work it off. Working for a church is like working at a doctor's office. People are sick and in pain and come in looking for something to make them better. And they form a bond with the staff. And they bring baked goods at Christmas! LOTS AND LOTS OF BAKED GOODS. Cookies in all shapes and sizes. Nut breads. Banana breads. Ginger breads. And the boxes of candies! My peeve is not with people for baking. Nor is it with the bonding. What I would like to see is all of this sugar and spice spread out over the course of a year, instead of a month. So, before you bring a baked good or sweet to the office, could you please call ahead and we'll give you a number (1-12) that will determine when you are to bring your decadent delectable. 1 being January and 12 being December! You can figure out the rest.