Wednesday, October 27, 2010
So, the whirlwind is full force.
Hardly did I believe that this week would be so intense. Little things take up so much time, but then, some others larger tasks get done quicker than I thought.
I am making a fair amount of food, but still not up to agenda. I will try to push it today.
Luckily, the past two evenings I have had the help of my dear friend Chloe. It had been awhile since we had last seen one another, so we have lots to talk about (as we make spaghetti sauce and debone/portion a whole box of chicken)
In the past two days, I have done:
*A lot of running around... plus*
Tons of veg stock
Spicy butternut squash soup
Apple, squash and cashew soup
Tons of apple sauce
Apple buttah. (well not quite there yet, just needs a bit more lovin')
Cranberry, orange & vanilla sauce
Spaghetti sauce (for lasagnas today I hope)
Chloe roasted a ton of red peppers (one huge box and more) and made some foccacia dough
I plan to do many many goodies for the weekend, hoping to make macaroons, brownies, muffins, scones, buns, peanut/oat/chocolate squares, little tarts, cookies, more bars... And a few lunch items. So far, I am aiming for the vietnamese sandwich, a panini, chicken chipotle soup and a veggie soup (not sure, making a few more today...) And, it time permits, some fun take home items like spiced pitas and dips.
I finally found my bar chairs and paid more than I wanted to, but they are pretty. Almost had a meltdown at the store when the lady said the ones I wanted were discontinued. I am a bit tired I guess. We drove back with a car so full that you only saw my head pop out, I had to laugh.
Reality is, plans change, I have to adapt. I find it hard to coordinate the little things (having the phone/debit company come in, make holes, run wires... make more holes in counter for my debit machine, the phone), deliveries (dear milkman, I cannot meet you this morning at 6h30 and yes, I need butter even if you don't carry it normally for the convenience store next door. Ditto for cream. And sour cream. Yes, I want it all.) and shopping (driving me mad!), ensuring all the last details are in place (Ummmm, take out coffee cups! Writing the menus on the blackboard, checking power outlets - panini grill+cappucino machine+big percolator+soup warmers+fridges =worries - and getting all my crazy paper work together not to forget to pay anyone...)
Thank goodness Simon's parents are there. His mom is driving me around, his father is figuring out my cash register, debit, fixing fridges. My mom sends me little emails with hugs and kisses (and I wish she was retired as well!! ) - I need those.
My sign should go up today, and I am getting my little stamp that Simon made - that makes me smile. My man is the best, and he is tired as well, and doing all he can to do his job and help me...I feel like letting him sleep in this morning, bringing him coffee in bed, a nice smoothie, but work calls us both. Maybe in another life now?