Let me begin this post by apologizing for not posting last year (my 3rd year anniversary). 2014 was a beautifully busy year for me. In addition to baking, I have a full-time job, and last year I received a promotion; Yay! Needless to say, starting a new job, after 13 years in the same place, occupied a lot of my mental time. My priorities shifted, and all of my blogging was placed on a back-burner (way back). So, I missed the 3rd anniversary.
This year, I’m back on track, and everything has been great! Last December, I finally got that KitchenAid stand mixer that I have wanted for . . . oh . . . umm . . . almost 4 years, and this past April, I got the double oven that I’ve needed. With each new gadget, things got easier, faster, and better. Now, I’m ready for the holiday rush (turbo gift-giving).
What’s new this anniversary? I am adopting a Dutch “birthday” tradition. In the Netherlands, the birthday person gives gifts on their birthday. For years, I have given my mother a gift on my birthday (mostly because I choose to celebrate Mother’s Day on the day she became my mother). What can I say, it makes complete sense to me.
This year, I decided that ShortbreadSwee-T’s will start a new “anniversary” tradition – ShortbreadSwee-T’s will give a small gift to one unsuspecting entity (person/business, etc.). This years recipient is Elegant Touch Nails & Spa in Glendale, CA – courtesy of Vanessa C.
Thank you, Vanessa, for sharing my joy with your friends and family, and thanks for jump-starting ShortbreadSwee-T’s new anniversary tradition.
Peace and blessings,