So, sent an e-mail to the more promising position as I hadn't heard from the contact in a bit. Of course, heard from her shortly thereafter apologizing for the delay and that they WERE going to get w/me, but they've been HEINOUSLY busy. And then I heard from the big guy - saying pretty much the same thing, but also that he was indeed impressed by my cakes and wondered if I wanted to stick w/pastry or go more sales/catering mgmt. I replied that I would like to have a hand in cakes but also would look forward to the management.
So, things are looking up and I'm keeping on purging and packing and living life here.
Once I actually have an offer and everything squared away - then I'll feel comfy making it utterly public.
Thank you for your support! :)