I, in no way, shape or form meant to offend anyone with my “slacker” email. If I did so, I deeply apologize. I have a sarcastic sense of humor, and apparently my humor was not picked up on. I did not mean “slacker” in a negative way. I was trying to be comical and light hearted about those that have not been participating. It was taken as offensive, and for that I am truly sorry. Of course, there are exceptions to the rules. If at any time you need to take a break because of personal issues, all I ask is that an email be sent in. I do not even need the gooey details, just let us know that you are having a rough time, or will be on vacation or that you are out of town etc…
I am serious about participation, however. It becomes unfair when not everyone is baking along with us under normal life circumstances. If you do not have time in your normal life to participate, then please do not sign up. I am a busy Mom of 3 boys under 5. I had no idea that TWD would become what it did and it takes a good chunk of time to keep it running. I do not think it inappropriate to ask that if you need to take a break, you email us to let us know.
I apologize for offending those I did. It was not my intent.