Ashamed

Decorating By sweettoothmom Updated 13 Sep 2008 , 6:56pm by indydebi

sweettoothmom Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 9:21pm
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I am so embarrassed!
I feel like I have gotten off on the wrong foot with everyone here at CC.
I am sarcastic in nature. My mother says as an infant I was sarcastic.
I never meant to hurt anyone and if I have I am so sorry. I am not a good writer and therefore I fear my true teasing nature didnt come through as intended.
I am so ashamed if I hurt anyone at any time. I will introduce myself and hope we can all start anew, as friends.

I am a mother of 4, 2 boys, 2 birls, I currently am a stay at home mommy. I run a advertising business from home as well as bake like a mad woman all day long. My hubby is an electrician.
In my past after college, I was the youngest manager of a certain corporate bank in the banks 60 years of existence here in the USA. I worked between two banks for 15 years. I managed both regular brick and mortar banks and in-store banks and wrote countless policies and procedures still being used today in the industry.
I left that world to run a mortgage company which I ran for 4 years before having my oldest child.
I have a sweet tooth like none other. I hate snow and the cold. Originally from Texas. Favorite color is brown. I suffer from Seasonal anxiety disorder. The poor weather makes this worse and I become very depressed.
I am the oldest of 5 siblings. My parents have been married for 34 years. I love to cook, scrapbook and play with my family on the weekends.
Now you all know me and I would love to know all of you. And those who have been offended by my posts in the past, I am truely sorry and ashamed.

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Mike1394 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 9:27pm
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Oh My that's a very nice letter. I haven't seen anything that is offensive. If you wrote something that offended someone I would hope they would forgive after such a touching letter.

Mike

mixinvixen Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 9:28pm
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obviously, the rain has been working it's thing on you, because i think you're going somewhere that you don't need to. maybe i'm just clueless here, that's actually kind of a given, but i myself have not been offended by anything you've said...i am also sarcastic in nature, and have a ton of fun with it usually!

nice to meet you!

btw: i have the amazing ability to stop a thread right in it's tracks! sometimes i feel like i just farted, because all i hear are the crickets chirping after i've posted!!!

starla

lardbutt Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 9:40pm
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Well Hi, your're not really new anymore ya know!

I don't know if you offened anyone, but if you did you would certainly know by now! icon_lol.gif

I would love to intoduce my to you! I am also a SAHM. My kids are 13, 12, 8, 6, and 10 months. I only have one boy, he is the 8 year old. That means he is totally surrounded by girls!

I'm 35 years old, been married for 14 1/2 years to my hubby who is a part-time preacher, and works in the security industry(cameras and such) full-time.

I enjoy running my kids every they need to be (really, I do), baking, decorating cakes, singing, and spending time on CC. I hope to open my own bakery in about 3 years.

My favorite color is red. My kitchen is red, and my window treatments in the living room and dining room are red!

Well that's pretty much all about me.

loriemoms Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 9:54pm
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Sarcasim shows wit, humor, creativity and a general just shoot from the hip type of person. I love you already!!

Welcome and post away!

jenlg Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 9:59pm
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I don't think there was a problem with anything either.

I'm 32 and am a stay at home mom. I have one daughter who is 12. Had a candy business for years but now it's strictly cakes. My fiance and I have been together for 3 years. Unfortunately I see him about twice a month cause he's a truck driver. So I have plenty of time for the cakes!

That's me!
Welcome and hello to all!

DebBTX Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:07pm
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SweetTooth,
Your letter to everyone is a kind gesture. I haven't noticed you being mean.

Don't forget good-ole Texas. We would love to have your family move back here. Instead of a cold / gray sadness, we have withdrawals if we don't get enough Mexican food during the week. Nothing like fajitas cooked over mesquite wood with fresh flour tortillas, or cheese enchiladas to brighten anyone's day. Jalapeno peppers release those good hormones we need. icon_lol.gif

We all understand.
I'm looking forward to visiting with you on CC. icon_biggrin.gif

-Debbie B.

loriemoms Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:08pm
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About me? I am 52, have four children, three grandchildren, a wonderful husband, a cute little red miata and over 250 barbie dolls.

I got my "useless" degree in design, but was a stay at home mom (back then, we called it a Housewife) for 12 year, then I went into the IT field. During that time, I made cakes for every social event, party and excuse to have cake. All my friends kept telling me I needed to do it professionally. About 4 years ago, I took a real class in cake decorating and my instructor told me I needed to start selling my cakes. So I did. I just started charging everyone. 4 years later, I have left the IT field, have a full time busting at the seams home business, and live with my apron on. My doctor hates me because I am on my feet too much and eat too much sugar, but at least I will die happy.

And my grandbabies are cuter then yours!

Homemade-Goodies Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:28pm
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Oh man, sweettoothmom, I bet we could have a sarcasm-off one day!! I'm constantly inserting my foot in my mouth...I'm getting to where I like the taste! icon_lol.gif

(I mean, have you ever made a comment to someone that their baby had "Hitler hair"? Might be more forgiven said in US, but not so much in Europe!)

About me....I'm a west coast girl (Calif/Wash), 43 yrs, married to a super Dutch guy, raising our super daughter Clementine (6) here in The Netherlands. I've cooked and baked my entire life, but just now giving it a (semi)professional go at it! I'm hoping to open a storefront in the next year...fingers crossed!

Thanks for the info about yourself....but where are you living in the cold and inclimate weather?

Take care!

~Tanja

michellenj Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:29pm
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Oh, honey, I put my foot in my mouth all day long, and have a sarcastic sense of humor, too. I haven't been offended by any of your posts. And if you've offended someone, don't worry, someone else will come along soon enough to take the heat off you. icon_lol.gif

I'm Michelle, icon_lol.gif am the Director of Sales for a hotel, and my whole career has been hotel and catering. My cakes are butt ugly, that's why I don't take pics, but they taste good! I'm married w/ a 5 yr old girl and 3 yr old (stinker) boy who refuses to potty train and is driving me insane. I grew up in south Georgia, moved to NJ after college, the PA for affordable housing. My favorite shampoo is Philosophy "Cinnamon Buns", and my gas-guzzling has 193,000 miles on it icon_eek.gif . I should get rid of it but I want to see how many miles I can get out of it! My secret obsession is Christopher Radko ornaments, and I'm such a nerd that I catalogue them.

Welcome to CC. I hang mostly in the Lounge.

moxey2000 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:32pm
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Dear Sweettoothmom, we must be sisters or something icon_twisted.gif ! I can't count the number of times I've had something misinterpreted in an email icon_redface.gif ! Now when I write I read everything over several times and think about it and also use emoticons, all just to avoid hurt feelings and angry responses. I think I'm pretty good at understanding what others send me because I don't read the sarcasm into it and I always give people the benefit of the doubt. My husband says that's a character flaw!!!

I read so many posts around here, I couldn't say if you've ever posted something that someone was upset about or not.

I have seasonal affected/anxiety disorder myself. I lived 6 years in an area where it was cloudy, rainy and cold a lot of the year and it almost killed me. I live in the Bahamas now, lots of bright sunshine and blue skies. I don't care how hot it gets as long as it doesn't get cold!

I'm 45 yrs old and I will be married 12 years this month and have the pleasure of saying that I have a great marriage and my husband and I still like each other! We have 5 kids total, but only 2 at home, a boy 12 and a girl 9. I have a job I love, but I also love baking and decorating cakes. Since I live in an area with a very small population everybody knows 'the cake lady' thumbs_up.gif . I don't get much $$ for my cakes, but I really enjoy doing them, especially for people who wouldn't be able to get a 'bakery style' cake anywhere else. I want to open a little bakery and ice cream shop right in the middle of the little town near where I live. It's just a 'settlement', no big hotels or casinos, but lots of nice local people and about 100 yards from the Atlantic thumbs_up.gif .

all4cake Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:38pm
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mixinvixen...lol...was that youuuuuuuuuuuuu????

I'll tell you true...I don't know me.

My memory sucks....if you ever said anything I wouldn't remember until a year later. This ability makes it almost impossible to win a battle of wits 'cause, althought I think of comebacks, they don't come around until others have forgotten.

10/01/08 will be DH and my 25th wedding anniversary(I never dated him...met him 5 weeks before we got married and knew he would be the one I spent my life with!) We have 4 children...24, 21, 18, 15(b,g,g,b), 1 DIL and 1 GRANDson.
My favorite color is green. I like to wear red and I like red sports cars. I like loud music with lots of base and music that makes you cry (preferably not in the same songs). I like to drive fast when I'm by myself and wave at people I don't know. I say hello to anyone who looks at me wherever I go(who knows, they may be having a bad day). If I like someone's blouse, shoes, haircolor, hairstyle...whatever...I tell them. I get teary-eyed over small things...older couples dancing...toddlers sharing a hug without a nudging from anyone.

I hate flies and can not tolerate even seeing loose hair(not attached to a person.....like on the shirt or furniture)...yeah, I got issues.

MacsMom Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:44pm
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I always try to read everything with an open mind, realizing that a lot of the time we are tired beyond belief, stressed to the max, or have tiny tots pulling at our arms to get off of the computer (as mine do, leaving behind lots of typos). Oh, and hormones... icon_rolleyes.gif

I like using smilies to help me convey my msg, but even that is difficult!

Me: SAHM of a nearly 4 yr old girl and nearly 2 yr old boy. Married 8 yrs. I have a degree in exercise science, which my dad still doesn't believe exists (the science of exercise part--not the degree).

I quit my personal training business to raise our kids. A little more than a year ago my mom showed me a show that she TiVo'd: One of Food Networks wedding cake challenges. I always wanted to take a Wilton course, but I was so impressed with what could be done in fondant!

I knew I didn't have the patience for BC, so I dove right into fondant, buying the Wilton stuff just to see if I had the knack for it.

Shortly afterwards I found this amazing community and I've been hooked ever since!

Nothing will take me away from CC and all of the wonderful people I've "met" here.

MeMo07 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 10:54pm
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Originally Posted by mixinvixen

obviously, the rain has been working it's thing on you, because i think you're going somewhere that you don't need to. maybe i'm just clueless here, that's actually kind of a given, but i myself have not been offended by anything you've said...i am also sarcastic in nature, and have a ton of fun with it usually!

nice to meet you!

btw: i have the amazing ability to stop a thread right in it's tracks! sometimes i feel like i just farted, because all i hear are the crickets chirping after i've posted!!!

starla





bwahahahaha I feel the EXACT same way!!!!!

*rumages around for Bean-o*

nannie Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 11:02pm
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no worries from me, I love sarcasm icon_evil.gif

I'm in Chicago near the 2009 ICES site (can't wait). Recruiter for a local blood bank. Just came to cake decorating a few years ago. Bake mainly for friends who tip generously icon_lol.gif

No husband, no kids but the cutest pup in the world.

MacsMom Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 11:08pm
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All4Cake - we could be twins! But my fav color is blue, lol.

My previous post was really boring... had the girl tugging at my arm.

I am huge on the "respect other people" thing, and it really ticks me off when others drivers get in my way! Respect ME and my big ol' red truck, lol!

I like most music except hard-core rap and metal. I am a big fan of the new music scene - coffee house. Oh, and I love coffee.

Sweet tooth beyond belief, but I am so sick of BC and WASC. Give me Nestle Tollhouse cookies and a 1/2 gallon of ice-cream!

My biggest hope is that people really do pay it forward.

I lied. My biggest hope is that my kids never become addicted to anything.
Same for their kids and so on...

kakeladi Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 11:10pm
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Many of us have bad days when we don't think before posting or think we know it all icon_smile.gif

I'm a retired decorator....in the high 60s (yrs); have two grown daughters & two grown grandsons.
DH & I will have our 49th anniv in about 8 wks.
We live for 5 months in the high Sequoia Mtns (central CA) at 8,200 ft elevation in a 33 ft travel trailer. DH works as a fire lookout, watching over a vast area of Nat'l. forest for any signs of smoke which = fire. The rest of the time we travel to different part of the US, sometimes working other jobs .
I have owned 2 cake shops; one in CA & the other in IN. Have decorated for 28+ yrs. Mostly I prefere working in b'cream.
I spend most of my time on the computer cake message boards like CC trying to help out anyone who wants to know about this wonderful art.

BakerzJoy Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 11:25pm
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Nice to meet you!
I am 29, about to be 30 in 3 weeks. I am from Maui, Hawaii and moved here to ATL. in 1995. Met my DH and married him in '99. Quickly had my daughter Makaila and my son Logan who are now almost 8 and 7. My son suffers from Autism and so I have my hands full. I started cooking and baking as a young child and I loved it. I now do cakes and other baked goodies out of my house for family and friends who tip me pretty well. I live in south Georgia now and life is just great.

krystyne_wilson Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 11:26pm
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Sweettoothmom~ I've seen lots of your posts and I don't think you're offensive. But that sure was nice of you to post an apology. I'm the same way. I have a guilty conscience and I apologize for stuff all the time, even when everything is fine.

About me:

I'm 23, married for almost 4 years. I'm currently deployed with the Army as a medic in Iraq. I'm coming home in November icon_biggrin.gif My DH volunteered to come on this depolyment with me after having only been home 4 months since his last deployment. No kids (yet) had 1 miscarriage before this deployment (I think part of the reason my DH came with me, I would've been a mess) I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THE ARMY!!! We're working on the family thing once we get home and I'm gonna be a SAHM icon_biggrin.gif I took my first Wilton course April '07 during my DH last deployment b/c I loved to make him cakes but I was terrible at decorating them! I found out about CC through another student and checked it out right away but didn't get hooked until recently. All the posts on here and dreaming about what I can do with cake once I get home helps to pass the time and forget about where I am...

I'm from Kokomo, IN but I'm stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, TX. I LOVE Jesus, my husband, the color pink, my 2 wonderful dogs, my siblings (I'm smack in the middle of 7 kids!!!) traveling, caking, driving, and most of everything else!!!

debo_04 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 11:38pm
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WOW, kakeladi, married 49 years......YOU are my hero! Ya sure don't hear numbers like those these days. I'm in Texas and love it, I'm 39, have been married six years and have one beautiful 5 yr old daughter. I am in awe of you mothers with four and five kids. I have a full time job with one kid and can NOT imagine doing any cakes much less running a business with more than one kid!
Sweettoothmom - I enjoy sarcasm.....I personally am not quick witted enough to come off sarcastic....but I do enjoy reading people's zings and snarky replies!

indydebi Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 12:10am
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Shoot from the hip sarcasm ... gosh, you guys say it like it's a bad thing! icon_confused.gificon_lol.gif

It's probably no big secret but I tend to follow the philosophy of "If you don't want my opinion, don't ask ... but even THAT wont' stop me!"

Cyndi1207 Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 1:04am
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Originally Posted by krystyne_wilson

Sweettoothmom~ I've seen lots of your posts and I don't think you're offensive. But that sure was nice of you to post an apology. I'm the same way. I have a guilty conscience and I apologize for stuff all the time, even when everything is fine.

About me:

I'm 23, married for almost 4 years. I'm currently deployed with the Army as a medic in Iraq. I'm coming home in November icon_biggrin.gif My DH volunteered to come on this depolyment with me after having only been home 4 months since his last deployment. No kids (yet) had 1 miscarriage before this deployment (I think part of the reason my DH came with me, I would've been a mess) I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THE ARMY!!! We're working on the family thing once we get home and I'm gonna be a SAHM icon_biggrin.gif I took my first Wilton course April '07 during my DH last deployment b/c I loved to make him cakes but I was terrible at decorating them! I found out about CC through another student and checked it out right away but didn't get hooked until recently. All the posts on here and dreaming about what I can do with cake once I get home helps to pass the time and forget about where I am...

I'm from Kokomo, IN but I'm stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, TX. I LOVE Jesus, my husband, the color pink, my 2 wonderful dogs, my siblings (I'm smack in the middle of 7 kids!!!) traveling, caking, driving, and most of everything else!!!




My brother and sister in law were in fort hood for the last couple years but just recently got stationed to Korea for 4YEARS icon_eek.gif
Billy and Adri Atkinson----just in case you might know them. You never know.

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xstitcher Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 5:42am
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Nice to meet all of you and sweettoothmom I've never seen any of your posts that could have offended/upset someone but just in case they did I'm sure this post MORE than makes up for it! icon_smile.gif

I'm a 36 year old SAHM of 4, I have 3 boys and 1 girl (I was aiming for 2 and 2 something I've wanted since I was a child myself but after 4 c-sections I think I'm done for). My oldest boy turned 6 this summer, my second son is 4, my daughter is 2 and the baby is 9 months old. I worked in the IT field as well until my oldest was born and my DH and I decided that one of us should stay at home and since he doesn't seem to have the patience.......
I was born in India, moved to Canada when I was 4 been married to my Scottish husband for almost 12 years and have lived in the US on and off since 1997. Our first baby was born in Houston but the other 3 were born in Canada. We moved back again in June/08 and although I miss Calgary, Alberta I love the states!! I also am homeschooling my 2 oldest right now and would love to get out and find a p/t job decorating cakes but unfortunately cannot because I don't have a visa to work here. If I could find somewhere to volunteer that would be perfect but for the time being the Wilton classes that I have started again and my kids keep me busy.

Teena_Marie Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 6:10am
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I find sarcasm a remarkable trait! One that I usually lack, not for lack of effort mind you. But I dont seem to have that knack that my husband does for coming up with stuff in a second. However i do appreciate and love that trait. About me? I'm 25, living in florida, married to a wonderful man, have the cutest 3 yr old little boy (when he isnt in trouble and sometimes even when he is). I'm a SAHM, working a few hours a week at a clothing store. I started doing cakes for family and friend when i was 14 and my gram's arthritus got too bad. I recently started taking the wilton cake decorating course at the insistence of my family and friend to expand my horizons. I love books, almost any craft and I love making cakes! I hope to turn it into a career. My favorite colors are pink and black. I also like really loud music, driving fast, and CC.

littlecake Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 11:34am
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i love you....

offending people on this board?....ha ha ha...ALL THE COOL PEOPLE ARE DOIN IT!
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there are some of the most thin skin people on here just waiting to find something to get offended about...YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE....PM AWAY...i got my flame proof big girl panties on.

it just gets stupid....feel free to be yourself, sarcasm shows wit, some peeps need to get over themselves.

playingwithsugar Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 12:09pm
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Ahh, my long lost twin, finally found!

Don't feel bad. It's just the nature of the beast. When you have as many people in a group as we do, there's bound to be at least a few dozen who read too literally into everything.

If you ever have a snappy answer for me, just put a icon_lol.gif after it and I'll know what you mean.

"Spoken a true smart-ass." - Clairee Belcher, Steel Magnolias - that's what I think of when I read the posts of certain members. They make me laugh, and that's all that matters to me.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

mellormom Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 12:43pm
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Hello I'm Jen. You can't worry about offending people. You are never going to make everyone happy all the time. And some people no matter what you do you will always be offended (subconsciously they want that.) As for me life's to short to get offended all the time!
As for me, I am almost 34 (not yet! icon_smile.gif ) I have been married for 6 years and have one 3 year old boy. I have my EArly Childhood Ed degree, and have been a nanny for 15 years and a pre-school teacher for 4 of those years. You may have seen my picture in the table of contents in Newsweek. I take care of the bi-polar child who was on the front cover a few months ago. (If I got offended by things that job would not be for me!)
I recently started getting into cakes to give me something to do during these god awful Boston winters! (I have S A D too) I now have a business out of my home making cakes. So hopefully this winter will be better. I too hate butter cream and am very good at fondant.
Don't get down on yourself! And go make a cake to make you feel better! LOL
Jen...

woodthi32 Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 1:09pm
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well, personally, I think you must have not been mean and sarcastic enough! Go back an try again!! And leave a mark this time, ok!?

playingwithsugar Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 1:12pm
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woodthi32 -

Too Funny! Stop making me laugh so early in the morning. I'm waking the neighbors.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

liapsim Posted 6 Sep 2008 , 1:14pm
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I have never noticed anything that you have wrote to be mean??? Sarcastic...yes, at times, but who isn't???

Anyways, I'm 26 years old. I'm married to a fantastic man who builds cabinets and furniture for a living. We have two children, a daughter who is 6 and a son who is 2. We have a golden retriever named Emma, who is the biggest baby we have!

My favorite color is red...my kitchen and dining room are red, as well as having accents throughout my home, that are red. I could live off of bc icing and starbucks. I'm back in school finishing up my teaching degree so I'm sure the cakes will eventually dwindle down.

I bake cakes for friends and family but that is about it!

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