I tend to be a healthy person. I watch what I eat (for the most part), and I exercise regularly. Working at the Woodson Art Museum, and walking around the galleries or the beautiful grounds, help contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Except around the holidays.
It all starts with Halloween, when staff members bring in the candy that trick or treaters did not take. With what seems like a never-ending supply of candy bars, Skittles, or Blow Pops, the Museum’s break room in early November is a dentist’s worst nightmare (or greatest dream depending on your state of cynicism).
Then comes Thanksgiving. While turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry typically stay at our respective homes, someone always brings in a leftover pie to eat. Strike two.
Now, right before the Christmas and new year holidays, several of our Woodson Art Museum admirers from near and far, send us a continual supply of sweet treats including home-made truffles, toffee, nuts, candies, fruits, and more. Although I have managed to stay svelte in my time here, each holiday season is one extra cookie or pie slice away from going full-on Augustus Gloop.
While potentially damaging to waistlines, each perishable package we receive at the Museum is a reminder of all the great relationships we’ve forged and maintained not only through the year, but through past years.
Each little cavity really is a blessing. Just ask a dentist!