Long time no see! Over the last 3 or 4 months it's become apparent that when life gets busy, the busy quit blogging.
Quick update. I finished my last quarter of culinary school in December. Yay! It was a busy 3 months but I'm done and I have a degree in Baking and Pastry to show for it. Woot! Now onto the next phase of life. When I figure out what that will be, I'll let you know. A lot of the high school's around here have implemented culinary programs. The career service lady at my school said it's to help those kids who aren't quite college material graduate with tangible, workforce ready job skills and I think that's pretty cool. So, I'm considering going back to school and getting a teaching degree so I can teach those life skill type classes in high schools. We'll see. I'm still investigating that option. The plan is still to open my own bakery but that's more of a long range goal. I'm not quite to that place in my life and I still have a lot of recipe experimentation and cake decorating practice to do before that happens. I need something in the meantime.
Also, because having finals and graduating in the midst of the holiday season isn't fun enough, my laptop decided to take a swan dive into Broken Town about a week before Christmas. My hubby is fairly good in the repair department and finally found the time to open her up and figure out the problem a few days ago. Luckily he can fix it, we just need a couple parts so I headed to my mom's yesterday to use her Google machine so I could see what these parts were going to run us. I just wanted to see if it was more cost effective to repair or just replace. Well, when I got there I found a brand new laptop waiting for me on their kitchen table because my dad is just that awesome! Yup, my dad, who is not the techy kind at all (he still doesn't even have a cell phone!) headed down to the Best Buy and (with the help of some patient salesman) picked me out a new comp all by himself (he was so proud of himself, it was very cute). I love my dad! He's totally the best.
So new comp in hand (or lap), I'm back online and hopefully I'll get my s*** (stuff) together and get back to blogging sooner than later. I've read a few good books lately. I just need to find some time to tell you all about them.
Hope to see you soon.
Lilac Girls - Martha Hall Kelly
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