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Old 09-27-2006, 08:39 AM   #1
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Red face What did I get myself into?!?

Yesterday afternoon I got a call from the realtor who hired me several times in the past to bake custom cut-out cookie baskets for her clients. I haven't done any work since Sofie was born and was surprised to hear from her. Thing is, she wanted to place a large order for first thing tomorrow morning. DH is working late every night, Sofie is still having trouble sleeping (little naps, up every couple hours at night), so what did I do? I said yes! I figured I couldn't say no if I wanted to start growing this little business someday. So even though I didn't start mixing dough and baking 'till well after 10 last night, it felt GREAT to be baking again! I'm just a little bleary today! I'm hoping DH is early tonight so I can start mixing all the icing colors and decorating a little earlier.

Feels strange to do something so non-Mommy!


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Old 09-27-2006, 08:45 AM   #2
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Wonderful! Sophie might have a mom that's tired for a bit but she'll do fine and you'll be a happier mom because you are doing what you love (besides taking care of her).

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Old 09-27-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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I am sure you are tired all the time anyway so you might as well be building your business at the same time

Seriously though, that is great! I am really happy for you!
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:13 AM   #4
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Way to go, PA! Yikes, that's short notice, but sure you will 'rise' to the occasion. Can you attach/adhere your card to the baskets (maybe on the bottom)? The free ad/pub might help, if you're contemplating your own biz. Your hook-up with a realtor, is a great way to go with new homeowners, who would appreciate/welcome your skills/services. Show us pics, when you can.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:28 AM   #5
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Way to go, PA! I know exactly how you felt, getting busy back in the kitchen again!! Great, ain't it?!
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:30 AM   #6
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Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce the new Mrs, Fields, PA Baker!

I'll be looking for your store in the mall.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:35 AM   #7
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That must have been tonz of excitement and fun for you, even though it may have got you a bit pooped! It is always nice to find a chance to do something you always enjoyed but haven't had the time for it for a while... hey may be not in the long distant future, it will become all the more fun with the little Sofie being your assistant!
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:34 AM   #8
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That's great Pa !! If I were you I'd try to get a few friends to help though.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:35 AM   #9
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That's great PA! I know it feels strange to do something all your own, it happens to me too. I'm actually going to a class tonight. I did it last week too and stayed out late so dh could try to put the kids to sleep. I went and got some ice cream. Something I've noticed is that no one smiles at me when I don't have the kids. I smile at them but I get no returns. I am sure you will do an incredible job with this. Throw Sofie in the sling and she can get covered in flour. Post some photos if you have a chance! You're a great mom!
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:22 PM   #10
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It took on a big job, but, as long as you feel good about it and it makes you happy, good for you!!! Have lots of fun!!

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