I work all year, but in the winter I don’t bake. My baking is primarily for farmers market and the holiday season, so after Christmas, I spend as little time as possible in the bakery until market opens again in May. This gives me time to contemplate on the past year and to think about which direction I want to go in the new year. I think this has probably been the key to my continued success – I start each season like it is brand new and I’m anxious to go back to work.
In the meantime, I enjoy the time in the winter months to work in my greenhouse and to spend some quality time on the computer devising how I’m going to approach my business this year.
Winter is also the time I read the most books – with the exception of the Twlight series. Thanks to my CuzMF who reccommended the series to me in June! Then I had to try to bake and garden while reading 4 500+ place novels. Well worth the read, but made for a very challenging summer to get all my work done. I definitely prefer short stories in the summer!!
My favorite books are mysteries set in the southwest or western United States – couldn’t be because I’m from Washington State, or that I am enamored with everything southwestern in style – particularly silver jewelry as that is what I do when I’m not baking!
So, we have a typical western Washington winter storm going to day – wind and lots of rain. I’m off to jewelry classes……………while waiting for a new book to come from Amazon!