We had a lot going on over the summer, what with all the bakers markets, special orders, and the whole 'getting married' thing. I barely felt like I had a summer at all. Before I knew it, August 18th had blown in - I suddenly found myself locked in a small classroom with twenty-five tweens for eight hours a day. They weren't excited about the situation. And, to be frank, neither was I. Not only did struggle through the school day, but I found myself lesson planning, developing, and grading for hours every single night. The weekend just meant I could work even more. No time for myself. No time for baking.
With the new school year crashing into me, I decided that maybe I should give up the blogging way of life. Forget about twitter, flickr, and foodbuzz. Forget about cookies and cupcakes. Then I could concentrate totally and completely on my rowdy little group of Grade 6s. I already give 110% to my teaching profession. Now I could give at least 43% more.
should have seen that one coming. Only a month into the school year and I was already going a little mental. Then, briefly one afternoon, felt the urge to open up my google reader and take a little peek at what was going on in the baking world. What I saw got me jonesing for some real sifting and stirring and whisking and measuring. I suppose I could afford to forget about my classroom for an hour or two a week. Right?