Oh my. That whole I-swear-I'm-going-to-blog-regularly thing? Apparently I was a little ahead of myself. See, I had every intention of blogging regularly. And then I had to wake up at 5 a.m. for my job, and go to school and not get home until 6:30 p.m. Then I would try to go to the gym with John and shower and get my homework finished... and then the cycle would start all over again.
So, you see? I was just in a little over my head. But I have good news. Lots of great news, in fact.
School's finished! I got a job at a bakery! I have more time to blog! (I'd also love an exclamation about spring arriving, but it snowed here this morning, sooo... maybe not quite yet.)
Culinary school was crazy. I don't know if it's because I hadn't been in school in four years, or maybe the fact that the last time I did the whole college thing I was only babysitting a few days a week, but man... the workload! The classes grew progressively more demanding (which makes sense), and it got to the point that I was having hysterical, crying melt-downs over marzipan grapes or gumpaste flowers. (These meltdowns naturally occurred at home in front of poor John, who I don't think really knew what to do. Piper, per usual, couldn't care less.) Anyway, I finally made it through. Wedding Cake Design was the last one and...let's just say I hope I never, ever have to make a croquembouche ever again. What a disastrous creation.
After class ended Wednesday, I found myself with totally free time until Monday - time to sleep in, relax, read, clean the house, decorate for Easter... This upcoming week is my last at the 5 a.m. job, and I'm also starting the new bakery job on Monday. It's a new little cupcake bakery in a nearby adorable town, and I'm super excited about it! The pay isn't tremendous, but the experience is going to make it totally worth it. I get to be involved with a brand new business as it finds its footing, learns what works and what doesn't - all things that are going to help me when I open up my own bakery one day. I can't wait to get started.