Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I love the fall, so I'm savoring the last beauties of the season as it turns toward winter. Walking along the Erie Canal yesterday, it was so peaceful, and I took some photos. These wild grapes caught my eye against the reflections on the water.
I've started my holiday baking - biscotti, and holiday bread. Both freeze well and will keep until the various family get-togethers coming up. Right after Thanksgiving my husband and I will make bourbon pecan cake, a recipe from my Mom and a long-time holiday treat in my family. We haven't made it in a few years, so we really want to this year. It's like a fruit cake, but oh so much better. I'll share the recipe when we actually make it.
My Etsy shop seems to be at a standstill. Although I had a nice big sale earlier this month, I've had no motion at all since then. I really hope to get a few sales. It's been discouraging to have so little business after doing so much work. I need to do more to promote my shop, and I think I'll try having some of my items at a local gift shop that recently opened. There's nowhere to go but up, as they say.
Finally, I've been working on my application to substitute teach, with a resume and cover letter, and I'll be able to turn that packet in later this week after I pin down a couple last references. I'm ambivalent about going back into teaching, since I had some pretty bad experiences with the administrative/personnel end of things before I left my last teaching position. The students were the least of my worries. But, after being out of the work force for over 12 years, I have to start somewhere, and this is the best way for me to return to work while the kids are at school. Step by step, I'm going forward.