By popular acclamation...
Last week's blood work shows my kidney function down to 27% (from 32% six months ago), which certainly confirms my suspicion that things are progressing more quickly. I'm expecting that when I see my nephrologist next month, we'll start talking about scheduling time with the transplant coordination team later this year -- perhaps in the fall.
(Which is really exactly the news you want right after giving notice at your job of seven years and accepting a !!new job!! about which you have some slight trepidation, right? Lord help me. The silver lining is that the !!new job!! is right down the street from my transplant center of choice -- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. How's THAT for kismet?)
So that's the kidney news, and by extension, the Plan to Wind Down the Baking Business over the next however-many months. I can't keep up the pace I'm at with 27% kidney function, let alone on less than that, plus a !!new job!! to boot.
Now, I have plenty of bulk chocolate and packaging still in stock, so I'll likely phase down slowly, and remain available for special orders and whatnot. Meanwhile, since I'm going to be on a baking hiatus through Easter, here is a chocolate mousse dome for the Domestic Goddess:
I'm sorry I couldn't make it a real one.
(P.S. -- Did I mention I have a !!new job!!?)