Something I haven’t mentioned…

While I still work one day a week at the bakery, I'm now working full-time for a computer company in tech support.  This is an increase in pay with better hours, but I miss the kitchen.  On the up side, I now have more time, and customers, for my little sideline baking not-quite-a-business.  It's amazing how many people here want cookies, cupcakes, tarts, and all kinds of cakes.  I even have a set of wedding cakes scheduled for later this summer (this included a groom's cake shaped like Moya).  I also started working as a personal chef for a friend once a week.  While I'm not sure I'd want to do that for a living, we're trading professional services and her skills come in very handy.

It's amazing how happy I was to be involved with high tech again.  One of these days I'll find a way to combine it with my obsession with pastries.  And on that day–I'll be a truly content person.

Update: My friend that I'm trading work with is a talented programmer and interior decorator, but the most useful skill that I plan on taking advantage of, is her organizational skill.  Yes, people paid her lots of money to organize their homes and offices.  Bartering services rocks!

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