I got a job working as a receptionist in a very nice office with very nice people. How many of us can say that? I do feel lucky. I have been there over a year now. I mean if you have to work outside of your home, it should be someplace you don't hate to go to every day right?
I lost 30 pounds. I gained 30 pounds back. THAT's depressing! lol I will forever be working on that.
Shortly after I started working at my current job, I started a new blog. I had my own domain, I took fancy schmancy pictures and I came up with my own recipes for mostly sinful sweets. When I look back to when I first started blogging on this blog, things have changed so much. I started blogging because I found Tuesdays with Dorie. At the time my youngest son was just a little guy. Now he is 8! I was home with him at the time so I was baking a lot. I would also post things I cooked or baked from other people's blogs, cookbooks I had, or recipes I had forever and never made.
When I decided to start up a new blog with my own domain, I discovered that things had changed a lot. If your blog is going to be popular, you have to have a super cool theme. Your pictures have to look professional with pretty props and backdrops. There is no more of just sharing other people's recipes. You make your own! That was a challenge for me. I'm a good baker and cook, but I never made up my own recipes. I did learn to do that, but I really didn't enjoy what I was doing. I sure do admire the other bloggers who come up with some fabulous ideas, but that isn't me. So....gone was that blog.
I have a new hobby that I've been enjoying. I've really gotten into the vintage/retro scene. By that, I mean I have collected an obscene amount of Vintage Pyrex! SO fun!
I decided to open a little Etsy store to see how it pans out. I have sold one thing so far. Yesterday I hit Goodwill, Salvation Army and another cool thrift store I like. I found some awesome things. Can't wait to list 'em! My favorite pattern is the green "Spring Blossom". It's close to my heart because my mom had those in our house when I was growing up.
I might be sticking around. I might be making some awesome recipes from cookbooks and the internet and sharing them here with mediocre pictures! And I MIGHT join another online cooking/baking group. Who knows?