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)