Monday, October 18, 2010

An Exciting Day!

Hiya everyone! Several good things happened today so I thought I would blog about them all. Oh and side note, I know I said I would post about my mom every day through the month of September, but I just don't think about blogging everyday so I thought about making it a series of sorts. So whenever I feel like it or remember to, I will post about my mom. I just can't remember to post everyday. So with that out of the way, I hope everyone is having an awesome, productive day!

As most everyone knows I have recently started decorating cakes. I took a beginner course by Wilton back in August, and I loved it. Since then I have made 5 decorated cakes, including my friend's wedding cake. I also LOVE to watch the cake shows on TV like "Ace of Cakes", "Amazing Wedding Cakes", "Challenge" and etc. So I had been thinking it might be a good to work at a bakery to continue to learn and get good first hand experience. Someone had mentioned a local grocery store, but I didn't really feel like that I was what I needed or wanted to do. Cakes from those kinds of bakeries are just kind of thrown together and not very personal. I wanted to work somewhere where my creativity could flow through and I could learn/have fun. When I moved to Florida four years ago, I had eaten lunch one day at this cafe/bakery with my friends. Since then I had not been back and forgot all about it until the other day. I was sitting here thinking the other day, wishing that we had a local bakery, and I thought of that little bakery. I looked them up online, and they are still open! They even have a facebook fan page! I felt a little silly just calling up asking about a job, but I did it! Last Wednesday I called the bakery, "Sweet Stuff Bakery" and asked the lady who owns it if she had any cake decorator positions open. She told me that right now she does need another cake decorator, and asked me to come in on Monday(today) for an interview. I was ecstatic! I raced outside where Jeremiah was working on his van, and told him the great news. On Friday I went over to my friends, the Pickels house and spent the weekend with them. I worked on my piping techniques when I was over there in case I needed to do some piping work in my interview. This morning I was soooooooo nervous about the interview. I kept praying, asking God to give me His peace that passes all understanding. I also requested prayer on facebook, and it was so amazing to feel His peace come over me. Before I was almost sick to my stomach, and then all of a sudden God just took over and calmed me. God is so good! He also intervened in my going there, too. Since I wasn't 100% sure where this place was (I'm terrible with those sorts of things), I left 15 minutes early. Unbeknown to me, I did not know that the the road workers began working on the state road I live on. I was delayed 13 minutes, and I had 2 minutes to spare when I arrived at the bakery. Like I said earlier, God is so good all the time. If I had not left early, I would have been late. That was definitely a God thing. The interview went really well, and the owner made me feel really comfortable. She offered me the job as cake decorator/cake baker/dishwasher/cashier/etc, and I start there on Thursday! WOOHOO!!!!! :D :D :D I am so excited, you just have no idea! :D I will pretty much be doing anything there that needs to be done at the bakery, everyone just kind of pitches in to get things done. It's only a part time job, but that was what I was looking for so I can continue to keep up with housework/cooking meals/laundry/etc at home. I will be working on the weekends. Please pray for me to do the very best job I can do, and please my new boss and also to please God. I just want to do what He wants me to do, and I really feel like this is where He wants me.

When I got home, I checked the mail, and I received a package. A couple of weeks ago I ordered a key chain online and it got here today! I have always kind of collected key chains, and when I saw this one online the other day, I had to have it. It's a cancer ribbon on a lime green background. There are all sorts of cancers and there is a color for each one. Lime green stands for the cancer, Lymphoma which is the kind my mom had. I always want to support cancer research so hopefully they will one day find a cure for that horrid disease. I bought the key chain, and it's now hanging on my keys. I wanted it especially in remembrance of my mom and the long, hard battle she went through. And when people ask about it I want to share how wonderful my mom was and keep her alive through my memories of her.

I also received a letter from my sweet pen pal, Allison and that also brightened my day. I knew it was coming, just didn't know when. :) I have been pen palling since I was 11 years old, and still write a few of those girls. The others I don't write anymore I keep up with on my facebook. I have made so many wonderful friendships over the years with my pen pals, and I thank God for those wonderful girls.

Well, I best be signing off now so I can get some other things done around the house. I was gone all weekend so I need to catch up on some light cleaning. Tonight for dinner I am making Monte Cristos, something Jeremiah and I LOVE! I first had them at the restaurant, Cheddars, but now make them at home since we don't have a Cheddars here. If you have a Cheddars near by you should go and try the Monte Cristos, and if you don't you should make them. I have the recipe if you want it. Hope everyone has a wonderful night with your family and great night's sleep.
God Bless,


Anonymous said...

Paige, we are so HAPPY and PROUD that you called the bakery woman, impressed her sufficiently, and got hired! It is our prayer that this will open many doors for you! Keep plugging!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl ! its Niki I am so glad things are going good for you ! I want that Love yall !