My Full Time Job
I am a special education paraprofessional with 17 years of reading/math instruction in Title 1. Our school recently purchased a computer program that assesses reading and math. I spent a lot of my free time going over testing results and learning the new system. The students did much better when they tested one on one AND read the test aloud to me.
Two days a week, I do after school private tutoring with one student. What a joy this has been! This year saw the student achieve grade level reading in December and continue to advance the rest of the year. Woohoo!
As a little girl, I spent a lot of time making and baking mud pies behind our barn. For Christmas one year, my mom bought me an Easy Bake oven. I remember baking that little cake carefully and lovingly. As you can see, baking has always been a hobby of mine. I LOVE decorating cupcakes and cakes for special occasions.
This spring, I made two silent auction cakes, two wedding cakes, 16 dozen cupcakes, and 3 dozen jumbo cupcakes. The wedding cakes were presents for two gals that Bill and I are happy to be friends with. The rest were for coworkers and church family. The two tier wedding cake was so much fun to make! However, the four tier wedding cake, my first four tier cake, was a job and a half. Then in the middle of baking the layers, a storm knocked out our power for almost eight hours. When the power finally came back on, it was crunch time! I worked through the night on that cake!