Good morning! I’m excited to announce that I gave my 2-week notice at work last week, my last day is May 19. There were a ton of factors to this decision, but the most important one is my health. I need to get this ulcerative colitis under control – I’ve lost 70 pounds in the past year without trying and I can’t seem to stop losing. Although I love being thinner, I do not love being sick. So – I’m going to spend the Summer focusing on myself. Healing. Baking. Walking. Enjoying the sunshine. Taking care of ME. I might even join a gym. I’m definitely going to be more physically active. And I plan to devote some time to my businesses – baking and making skin care products and just enjoying life on my own terms. I am looking forward to having my morning commute change from a 40- minute drive to a 30-second walk! I spent some time last weekend organizing my craft room – I don’t spend much time crafting at all anymore, so I have a feeling this room is going to turn into more of an office. I’m not giving up on my crafting, but life is taking me in a different direction right now. It’ll be there when I’m ready to get back to it. The thing that I have to remember is to stay disciplined – it’s too easy to get distracted when you’re working from home…. I plan to establish a routine early on: get up, get dressed and put on make-up as if I’m going to work, have coffee and breakfast, start the day! I’m afraid if I don’t do that, I’ll end up turning into a daytime-TV-loving-couch-potato…. HA! That’s definitely not me!
So last week I saw a video recipe on Facebook for homemade Nutter Butters. And of course I immediately thought “I could make those…. medicated….” UM, YEAH. I did it. They are absolutely, ridiculously, perfectly kick-ass. They taste so damn good, I could not stop eating them Saturday. Neither could my hubby. Let’s just say we both slept like babies Saturday night and could barely get out of bed Sunday…. in a GOOD way…. hee hee
So stay tuned – the Nutter Butters were a trial run and I made them a little bit too big this time. I’ll definitely be making them again, a little smaller, and adding them to the cookie line-up! Peace.