It’s been a couple of rough days. Some emotional, some just plain exhaustion, some the good kind of busy. Our Friday Meals on Heels this week was just short of crazy… it was crazy adjacent. Got a late start on cooking Thursday because of some family business I needed to take care of, and then we had almost 25% more orders than the previous Friday. I baked through the night, went to bed at 4am on Friday, got up at 7am to be at the restaurant supply place first thing, and then started jamming. We enlisted my youngest son to help devein and peel shrimp, and fill boxes. At one point, Jamye came upstairs to say hi and saw how busy we were. She set a timer for her own cooking project, grabbed an apron and dove in to help.
The four of us worked feverishly for several hours and turned out about 90 entrees and 50 desserts, plus our regular orders. It was the kind of nutty, adrenaline-filled, barely controlled chaos that feels equal parts terrifying and euphoric. Or maybe that’s just me. There were high-fives all around and we loaded up the car and headed down to Oasis, where a camera crew from a local news station was ready to film us unloading the boxes. They ended up interviewing Willi and I… if I find out if a segment gets aired, I will let you know. It was pretty funny.
And it made me think about how it IS really all razzle-dazzle as Billy Flynn would say. Three hours of sleep, emotionally wrought from stuff going on in my family, knowing I had at least two hours of clean up to do when we got home and an hour of deliveries to do, and yet there we were chatting to the interviewer about what it feels like to build a business during this time, creating tasty beautiful food and nourishing community… both literally and metaphorically. It was a very full feeling.
Today was a day of catching up… a good heart-warming call with my CAROL buddies, a long read-through of Scrumbly’s new musical and then an afternoon spent prepping lemon curd, processing plums and making butternut Squash soup. Managed to have dinner with Jamye and Chris to help use up some leftover shrimp and black beans and now, finally, getting back to the computer.
I know its late, so if you want to order for Monday, feel free to get in touch or order off the website through noon Sunday. Monday is also the North Bay delivery day… as far north as Petaluma, as far west as Bolinas and Inverness/Pt Reyes. www.marthaavenuefood.com
I hope that the last few days have been good to you. That you have found time to sleep (get a few winks for me, would ya?) and to nourish yourself. So many people I talk to are feeling some deep roller-coaster emotions…I think that as we approach the end of another month of this unprecedented time, our bodies and hearts feel the weight of “another month” even subconsciously. Give yourself an extra hug, an extra glass of water, a little extra compassion. We are all working hard to get through… some of us are feeling the weight a little more than others, but we are all holding a LOT. Sending good thoughts for all of us out into the universe. Hug yourselves for me. Xoxo