It's no secret that I was no longer enjoying my job at the bakery. Long hours, a schedule that changed every week, not having a social life, working extremely hard and getting paid very little for it, and in my little free time I was seriously job hunting since I need money to pay my bills. I am happy to say that I now have a new job - one that I'm very excited for and has a huge potential for me career wise. And best thing of all - I work Monday through Friday, have weekends off and will be home every night. This also means that I get to bake more!! Things have been so crazy here, I'm lucky if I knew what day it was and I wasn't baking at all.
I hate not baking - it's been weeks since my last effort and not updating the blog and using Big Red really takes a toll on me. I've been longing for Treat Tuesdays and Thursdays again lately. Last week was a rough one - tight on money, working all the time, feeling warn down and emotionally drained. Then good news - I would start my training for my new job on Monday. I was so excited. I gave my notice at the bakery the next day and finished out my 3 remaining shifts. I was on a such a high Friday I made some cookie dough. Saturday rolled around and I started feeling sick (I had caught the plague that was going around) and then got yelled at by 5 customers who were unhappy with their orders. I came home and passed out on my couch, woke up hours later and then went to bed. Sunday was my official last day at work and it went smoothly. Plus I got to work with a co-worker that liked working with so it was a good last shift.
Monday was a long day of training, it's a lot of info to learn and absorb all at once, but I know at the end of the week I will be ready to do my job to the best of my ability. By the time I got home last night I was ready to bake some cookies. But that actually happened today. I made some of my favorite Raisin Cookies for class tomorrow - and some Chocolate Chip Caramel Toffee Bit Cookies (that I ate a good amount of dough of) for myself. Well, not just myself, I do have friends coming this weekend for a visit and there will hopefully be some cookies for them by the time they get here.
All in all, I'm happy to be starting a great job, to actually be able bake more and be on here more often - I have truly missed it.