Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sweet Melissa Sunday - Sorry but I am going to have to say good-bye. :(

If you came looking for this weeks recipe, Pecan Shortbread Cookies, which was chosen by Lara of The Lab, I apologize for disappointing you. You won't find it here. Stop by Lara's blog to see the pictures she took of her delicious looking cookies, and check out what the other SMS bakers thought of this recipe.

I am sure I mentioned in an earlier post that I had to take a part time job. I am working nights and weekends in addition to my day job, which is cleaning houses. Seems like every Saturday and Sunday I work 8 hours. I have been getting about 30 extra hours a week with the part time job.  I kept trying to kid myself that I could still work in my baking with SMS, either by baking the recipe during the week, or by baking it on Sunday when I got home from work. Well, today when I got home from work, I sat down on the couch and promptly fell asleep for about 45 minutes. The thought of baking, that normally excites me and feeds my soul, as I like to say, just tires me now. The part time job is at Starbucks and I am on my feet for all of those 8 hours. Once I get home, I want to put my tired dogs up and just sit.

So, though it pains me to do it, I have emailed the powers that be to let them know that I am pulling my membership from the group. I may still post a recipe from the group, from time to time, if I get it baked before Sunday. But, I can't be sure I can fulfill the two recipes a month that you need to bake to stay current, and it's not fair to others who may be waiting to join for me to keep an opening they could have. Not to mention disappointing all my faithful readers who come looking for each weeks recipe, only to find I haven't baked it, again. ;} Or the guilt I pile on myself when Sunday rolls around and I haven't made yet another weeks recipe. It's better for everyone if I just quietly drift into the night and you carry on without me. Don't look back. I'll be fine...sorry. I can be very dramatic from time to time. :D (Photo from here)


I will still keep up with reading everyone's blogs. Checking in to see what's being baked. And, if things get better in my cleaning business and I can stop working the second job, I will come back, if there is an opening.  And, I will still be posting a recipe here and there, when I do find time to bake. So, I hope you will drop by from time to time and say hi. Until next time....

10 comments:

  1. good for you for putting yourself first!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I so understand how life gets in the way. I will be praying that life slows down for you. Thanks for reading my post, and I look forward to reading yours when you have time to breathe and have time for yourself.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey, Susan! I will miss you!! I will be reading your blog and keeping in touch. I know I will need help and have questions on the cake decorating! Take care and we'll "talk" soon!

    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Girl, sounds like you are burning the candle at both ends. Seems like you've had some hard choices.

    ReplyDelete
  5. i agree with sarahe...there are times when we have to take care of ourselves first....with all the hours you're working it's definitely time to simplify.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sorry to see you go from SMS, but I'd love to have your job at the 'Bucks (I have just a *slight* obsession with their coffee). :) I'll be back to read your future posts!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ahhh you have been working your rearend off lately. I know it's hard for you to drop SMS,but I completley understand. Baking is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. If your tired and run down from standing on your feet all day, standing and baking in your kitchen is not going to be fun. I hope your cleaning buisness does get busy so you can work one job and join back up with us. I will still check our blog and see whats up!
    I will miss you around SMS but you know I understand.
    Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sorry to see you go Susan, but I completely understand. When baking stops being fun and just starts feeling like another job, it's time to rethink things. I hope your cleaning business picks up soon so you can have more time for yourself :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sorry to see you go! We'll miss you. I've been a little lazy on the baking too for SMS, but I've been getting a bit of other baking in. Hopefully everything will go well and you can join us again!

    ReplyDelete
  10. {{{{{{{{{{Susan}}}}}}}}} I so understand how you must feel. Years ago, I was a divorced mom. I was self-employed, and the poor economy slowed my once thriving facial business to a half. I had to take a second job to make ends meet, at Macy's. Standing all day about killed my legs! Blogging should be a fun hobby, and people will wait for you to have time to post something. In the meantime, be good to yourself. I pray that your financial situation will make a comeback and you can take it easy.
    Hugs,
    Debby

    ReplyDelete

Please let me know what you think. I love to hear from other bakers.