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It's sometimes difficult to make important decisions but while I was away in Pittsburgh, I made a fairly easy decision. I won't be baking and selling stuff at the market past February.

The baking has been a fun way to make some money on the side but in terms of stress, it's sent me through the roof. Technically, I "work" Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, but Saturday's I do the grocery shopping and menu planning, sunday's I bake, mondays I'm usually packing cookies, wed I'm baking and prepping for thursday and thursday is the actual market. So really I get off Tuesday adn Friday's but those are the days that I spend over at the horse barn .

I think by now I've gotten a network of people who know I bake gluten free and so I might just do orders for them as requested. I'll have more flexibility and waaaaay less stress.

like this week has been amazing because I've had free time, even though I was in Pittsburgh for it. It's been time to relax and not be on my feet.

With my actual full-time job being busy now, a big change from last year, it's all just too much stress on top of stress. So I'm going to stop when we move, so I can use that as an excuse. The holidays will be finished and I'll be super busy as it is. So I'll just be done. I might have some work over the summer, A said that they have kids at the horse camps with dietary restrictions. They buy them snacks and cookies and stuff and some of the kids are gluten-free so I might get orders that way as well.

Schedule-wise, I've got 6 or so markets before I finish. Two in the next week or so and January. I've got more work conference things to do the first week of February so I might just stop there. 

Ugh being an adult sucks. I guess that's what I get for running my own business at 23
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One of those days where hard work does seem to pay off

I made a ton of money at today's market and just about sold out of everything. All the orders got picked up and I got paid for them.

Now I gotta start coming up with a Christmas menu
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Two of the seven pies are in the oven right now. I'm not sure if it's a good idea to stick them both in there at the same time. Oh well. I've got one sheet of chocolate, one sheet of white cake, the shortbread, a batch of the chocolate chip cookies, a batch of oatmeal raisin and a batch of brownies done. I need to clean up the kitchen but I'm feeling accomplished and I really really hope the pies turn out well.
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When I'm going to be baking for the next three days.

I've got a bunch of orders to do and I kinda can't wait. Tomorrow I'm doing the normal baking: one batch of chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, white cake, chocolate cake, shortbread. Then monday I'm doing all orders/gifts, so two strawberry rhubarb pies, two peach blueberry pies, one apple pie, one cherry pie, one pumpkin pie and a pumpkin roll. then tuesday is bread making and prep and then the market that night.

I'm pretty excited. Baaaaaking

I might switch some things to tomorrow from monday if I've got time, just because I've got barn duty monday morning and I need to run to annapolis to see if I can find pie boxes, which not even the internet can find for me.
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I sell gluten-free baked goods at a local farmers market that is year round. I've been doing it for about two months now and I'm finally recognizing some regulars. And like anything, there are some delightful regulars and some very very strange ones. Especially since the market I go to is on Kent Island, which is a bedroom community for the cities on the Western Shore, Annapolis, DC and Baltimore. (I'm not sure WHY people commute to DC or Baltimore every day except for $$$$$$ because KI people have a ton of money)

There's a guy who samples everything but buys like one thing from one vendor. Some folks who spend well over an hour at the market, which is only three hours long total. But I at least recognize them week to week now and I've met some great people.

I also saw a dude in a fedora today.

Which I honestly didn't think was a thing that happened in real life
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But fun. No really

I've baked a whole bunch of things today.

So many

1 chocolate sheet cake, 1 white sheet cake, 61 chocolate chip cookies, around 50 oatmeal raisin cookies, 40 or so pumpkin cookies, a tray of brownies, 12 apple strudel muffins, five mini cherry pies, 7 mini apple pies, 39 vanilla macarons, and 35 apple cider macarons

I am tired but pleased that I got everything done. All of the baked goods are put away except the apple strudel muffins because I'm not sure what to do with them. They turned out.....interesting



But I got what I wanted done and at least the brownies were a success.

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