It’s November. I am a little bit in shock over this. It shouldn’t be November. September, maybe, but certainly not November. I feel like every day of the last two months only lasted about 42 seconds. I know the last few weeks were pretty packed. Go to Las Vegas, go to Minneapolis 76 times, open the bake shop, bake birthday cakes, baby shower cookies, and dozens upon dozens of cupcakes and cake pops, vote, and then grimace at the results, and start baking again. And with a new business, busy is good. And we’re doing very well. Which I’m over the moon about. I am certainly not complaining about being busy. I am by far NOT the busiest person I know. But I am much busier than I have been in quite awhile, being busy at something I love. I think I’m pretty spoiled, in fact. Well, let’s go with “blessed,” that sounds so much better. And in the midst of the busy, I’m feeling really humbled and thankful. I absolutely 100% could NOT be where I am today without the oodles of support and love and help given by Justin, and by our amazing family and friends. I can hardly describe what it feels like to have the kitchen completed and the bake shop open to customers. Pretty remarkable. We were interviewed by a reporter for the local newspaper last week and they asked for pictures of the renovation process. And so I spent about an hour going back through blog posts and sending them the links, reading and jogging my memory about each step. I do not miss the Drywalling Step. I can’t believe we survived the Drywalling Step. I didn’t have a kitchen sink for Three Months! I barely remember that. I definitely remember the trips to IKEA, biting my nails on the drive home, praying the tires on my in-laws’ minivan wouldn’t explode from the weight of our purchases. In a couple of weeks, when we go back to Minneapolis (because it’s been about 17 hours since we were there last and we’re feeling antsy) in a couple of weeks, we are going to IKEA and may only buy TWO or THREE things. For FUN! Certainly, a new day has dawned for us. In the midst of this new busy, I feel such a sense of peace, and of rest, as silly as that sounds. I get to bake now.