Prep day. Started my morning with a short walk and a great conversation with my neighbor Steve, who has become a customer as well as a friend, due to this little Covid thing. He's probably in his late-60's/early 70's and he runs at least 3 miles a day in and around Glen Canyon, so I see him regularly when I walk. Prior to this pandemic, however, we mostly had a "'morning!" relationship. Now, we stop and chat and share a laugh or commiserate about the state of the world. One of the hidden blessings of this time.
Got a short walk in before getting on a zoom work session with Kristen and Kim. At first it was mostly a check-in and support time, and then Kristen and I set to work on our individual to-do lists. It really is helpful to have someone else working too, even if we are not in the same room and even if we are muted. Just the accountability. Angie Cole does a monthly Study Hall, which is where I learned to do this sort of work session things. It's been a great help.
Next I had a great chat with Angie. Another plug for her... if anyone is looking for a great coach.. for business or personal goals... she is amazing.
The rest of the day was used for prepping. We spent an hour at the restaurant store. Usually I do the shopping alone, but today we took Willi on a field trip so he could see what all they offer. It was kind of fun to show him where I have been sourcing a lot of our stuff. Of course he wanted to spend forever in the meat/seafood locker (which I normally zip through because its so damn cold) so I kept having to go outside to stop shivering. It really is a remarkable place.
We then made a stop at the big Safeway... the one over on 16th. When we have trouble sourcing bone-in, skin-on chicken, that Safeway usually delivers. It's amazing the things I have learned in the last three months.
This afternoon, I started the cake that is due for delivery tomorrow. It should be a good one... all chocolate... chocolate Buttermilk cake with Chocolate icing, and lots of strawberries tucked between the layers. I'm looking forward to putting it together in the morning. I also tested a recipe for Elvis Banana Bread Pudding that I am working on for one of our upcoming Meals on Heels menus...Peanut butter, Banana, Chocolate, Bacon and Salted Caramel. I will let you know how it turns out.
Time for bed now though for me. Tomorrow is East Bay delivery day. Menu below is good for Friday this week and SF delivery and pick up. Orders for Friday should be placed by Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
Sleep well. Give your body the rest and kindness it deserves. Drink an extra glass of water and remind yourself that you are worthy of love, no matter what. Sending you a hug from me. xoxo