Almost 10pm... I was up at 6:15 to get the bread started this morning, so I am feeling pretty tired. Still feeling like writing though... I like knowing that my words are resonating with people and have started to notice more and more folks writing about their authentic experience in all this. It helps me too.
Early morning, early pick ups and deliveries to the North Bay. First was George picking up from my house and a lovely chat on the sidewalk, where we had a chance siting of Valerie who I come to find out, lives only a few blocks away from me! Small world. And very nice to have a quick connection on the street. Then I drove up to Marin and had a nice chat with Leslie and Kevin (Happy birthday tomorrow!!) and left with an apology for forgetting some of their order. This new online ordering thing is taking me a little to get used to. STILL learning all sorts of things in this restaurant-in-my-kitchen adventure.
Drove out to Pt Reyes via the Novato-Pt Reyes Road... so gorgeous.. all the cattle are fat and shiny, the clouds were playing hide and seek with the sun, the brief raindrops were refreshing and left everything smelling so nice. I have always thought of "feeding my eyes" when I soak up the gorgeous landscape like that. As if the colors are actual flavors that my eyes can savor. It doesn't make sense, I know, but that's how I think of it. Pt. Reyes was rather bustling, but most everyone was masked and being careful of distance. Met up with Elan near the Western to give her her order, and then had a brief catch up with Carol on the sidewalk. We talked about how many challenges and joys this quarantine is bringing to all of us. Everyone is dealing with so much, and finding joy even with the challenges.
Drove up to my mom's and had a quick visit with she and my nieces and my brother Danny and his wife, Sharleen. They are all quarantining together and I think they are thankful for some fresh conversation when I am there. Just someone different to talk to for a bit. My youngest niece showed me some cool mushroom that she had found and made me take photos to get Willi to identify it. Spent a few moments checking in with my brother to see how he's REALLY doing, and then headed back home to my zoom rehearsal for Playground.
What a crazy, interesting, slightly scary thing that was. By the time we went up, I felt ok, but it was a definite learning curve. I had set up in my bedroom, using the lamps on either side of my 1930's dressing table, but once the sun went down my room was just too darn gloomy, so while I was waiting for my piece to start I ended up moving my whole set up into our tiny bathroom. We were using virtual backgrounds anyway, so it didn't matter to the program, but it did make it a little challenging for the rest of the family.... seeing as we only have the one bathroom! Got through it ok, enjoyed the people I was working with (and hey, who WOULDN'T fall in love with Stephanie!) and got see a bunch of theatre folks on the zoom mingle hour after the show. I MISS YOU ALL SO DAMN MUCH!
Now, I'm headed for a hot shower (in my movie studio/bathroom) and to bed. Tomorrow is a prep and clean day, and a start with a walk at the beach. Menu for Wednesday (SF and East Bay Delivery) is below. Looking forward to bringing goodies all over the east bay this week. If you are out there and wanting to get on the delivery train, place your orders by tonight or Tuesday morning.
Give yourself a hug from me. (I am putting that first tonight) Be kind to your body. Be kind to those around you, and those who might be carrying burdens you can't fathom. Drink lots of water and get lots of sleep. Hug your people. xoxo