I'd like to update my resume and begin seriously looking for a job. BUT I have a whole in time to account for and I'm not sure how to do that. My history: quit job late last August. I was busy with pet illness and then her death, then 9/11 happened and I couldn't imagine sending out resumes when life seemed so unsure. Had to go thru medical testings and help Mother thru kidney transplant from Jan to March. Since March I've played around working at 2 tiny bakeries in the area, nothing serious, no one I'd really like to use as a reference. I've been painting the trim on my house, done alot of physical landscaping and decorating stuff....just sort of thinking... I was sort of having my mid-life crisis trying to deside what dirrections I wanted to take in life. Thru this time period I've gotten to know some local chefs networking (which is good), I've read ALOT and researched alot and I know I've actually learned a great deal about baking and cake decorating with-out having a "real job" to account for this. HOW in the world do I account for this last year on my resume? And remain attractive to a new job? Thanks in advance, any help would be GREAT!