Sunday, September 20, 2009

M.I.A. and the Lack of Posts.

Dear Readers of the Jillicious Discoveries Blog,

I have MISSED you all these past two weeks!!

I can't believe that it really has been nearly two weeks since my last post. I've missed being able to read all those wonderful blogs that I follow (and I will be spending this relaxing afternoon to read and comment on many of those) and I've missed updating my own blog. I even thought that it really wasn't that long since I had posted anything, until I received an email from a fellow blogger wondering if all was well with me and where I had been (thank you for that kind email Jenny) and comments on Facebook noting that I had been silent. Things are good, I'm fine--it was just a busy week and it seemed to have flown by way too fast. I've caught up on other areas of my life and I know can focus on blogging once again (woo-hoo!)

Let me explain how last week began and seemed to set the flow of the rest of the week.

Mondays are my day off (Jillicious Desserts is closed), but this just means I need to work to get everything else done, before the "work week" begins. I was cleaning the house on Monday and decided to use this really great vacuum attachment that dusts and cleans in small areas and I used it on my desk area and really cleaned my computer and keyboard. I cleaned them so well, that later in the day, when I had a few minutes to check some emails, I discovered that I had somehow disconnected my wireless keyboard and wasn't able to type.

Do you know how frustrating it is to see the Internet, emails and other work items, but you can't really access them? I think it's worse than not having the Internet--it was just teasing me and I felt like my computer was laughing at me saying, "Ha ha, you can't get anything done right now!" And of course, one of those to-do items on my list was the Monday Must Have.

Finally I had time late that night and with the help of tech support (which is my way of saying I called my friend that is super smart about these types of things--thanks Nick!) I figured out how to re-connect the wireless keyboard to respond to typing. By then, it was late and I had to postpone blogging for another day.

The rest of the week included driving up to Portland for a friend's wedding, picking up supplies in Newport (on the coast), setting up appointments, creating dessert orders, delivering several dessert orders in two different towns and preparing ingredients and plans for a wedding cake, baking and decorating wedding cake, attending some church meetings and catching a few hours of sleep here and there.

The best part of delivering this weeks wedding cake, was that the location is literally only 3 miles from my house, so it was a nice, quick drive (no traffic) and everything with the set up went smoothly. Plus, it's always a nice way to end a busy week; to create something that I love to do and that will make someones special day more memorable.

Romantic White Floral & Blue Dot Wedding Cake Details

  • Top tier (6-inch round) - Dark Chocolate Cake w/Raspberry Filling
  • Bottom tier (10-inch round) - Dark Chocolate Cake w/White Chocolate Cream Cheese Filling
  • Sheet Cake - White-Vanilla Cake w/Raspberry Filling & Vanilla Buttercream

P.S. I will see you tomorrow with the Monday Must Have!


  1. Jill, I was about to send you an e-mail too, since I realized your absence.

    Glad you are well and busy!

  2. Welcome back. I missed you. Sounds like you had a busy week. I like the wedding cake. You can never go wrong with blue and white.

  3. Glad to know that you were busy!! :) The cake looks beautiful! Can't wait to see tomorrow's must have! :)

  4. Laura: Thanks for thinking of me! :)

    Jeff: I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding cake pictures. But it's not THAT blue & white color that you are referring to--this was a Robin's Egg Blue, not a certain school college color that you attended. :)

    Jenny: Thanks again for your email and I will be posting a prompt Monday Must Have tomorrow. :)

  5. Welcome back! I've been gone too, on holiday! I have a question: are the flowers on this gorgeous cake real? Please tell me you didnt' make them...they're fabulous!

  6. Welcome back! Gorgeous cakes =D. I love the blue dots!

  7. Kate: The flowers are real, fresh flowers. I'm glad I didn't have to make them for this cake--that would have taken many, many hours that I didn't have. :)

    Lauren: Thanks! I like the blue dots too. :)