If you've been wondering where I've been for the last month or so, you're not the only one! I could not have imagined all the events that have transpired in the last six months, but 2008 has been a very interesting year indeed. On one of my many "what the heck am I doing?" cell phone conversations with my parents since I quit Spanish Table, my dad said something very wise to me: "You don't know what's available until you make yourself available." And how right he was..
So now it's official--I am the new manager at Bella Cosa in Wallingford & I'm off and running, learning the trials of managing staff, keeping up with the lunch crowd on the panini grill, the where & how of ordering the products that I want from which distributor, recommending wines of course, & paying the bills so the lights stay on... It's all in the day of a small business owner & while I don't own it, I am thankful for the opportunity to be thrown into the fire, but with a paycheck in store.
Much more to come, but Madeleine has been pushed to the back burner for so long I couldn't help but stay up the extra hour to let you in on my secret! Thanks for reading, y'all, & come help christen my new boat to happiness.
With much love,
Catherine, a.k.a. Ms. Proust