Sat. August 4, 2018
I got it, but at a cost.
There was no way that I was going to miss out on getting a bowl today. I planned it out – wake up early, get some writing in, leave early.
I left my house at 11am to head into the neighboring town. It is the only place within a 10 minute drive that I can get a acai bowl. The place is called The Dancing Blender and they have a large menu with juices, smoothies, sandwiches, salads and my favorite bowl. I have not tried anything else but they all seem very good. To cheer up the place there is a young lady, probably around my age, at the register with an amazing aura. It just attracts people in a pleasant way. She also has the biggest warmest smile in place so she just makes people want to smile back.
Have to get going!
My planning turned out to be poor. I thought an hour would have been plenty of time to get to the lady I work with but I was very, very wrong. Running late I shot across town to jump on the parkway. I needed more time and had to make up for it with speed. At every red light I munched on my bowl until I hit the highway where I need both hands.
The parkway was a bit packed but I was able to weave in and out between the gaps in the lanes. I will never understand why people cannot keep a simple pace. If they want to move slow then fine, but in the SLOW lane. NOT in the middle of the highway. Luckily, I made it to the lady I work with 5 minutes after our scheduled meeting time, 12:35pm. To my surprise she was nowhere near ready. I was rushing even though I had time to spare. It was okay though because I was able to help her son and his friend, who joined us for the day, finish loading up.
Around 1pm we left.
Let the catering begin!
Today we were going to be catering for a very lovely lady who has helped us in the past with other jobs. It was her mother’s 80th birthday party and we were invited to help with the celebration. With eight items on the menu it was going to be an interesting one. And it was.
For 2 and a half hours we served people like never before. Her son and friend actually walked around with a tray like servants at a black-tie party handing out little plates of hors d’oeuvres. It was a weird one but it seemed to be functioning well for our first time attempting something like this.
Towards the end of the shift is when people started to get picky. Some wanted one item where others wanted another. Honestly, we did not pay too much attention to it. We had many things to push out and not much time left to do it. So instead we put it all together and sent the boys out. The crowd was able to pick as they pleased.
By 6pm we finished. As we packed up we got a little surprise. Rain. Yes, once again the rain comes out of nowhere. It is really odd how often this is happening. But it only lasted for about 10 minutes so it was fine. The rain was also really cold which felt good against my skin after sweating away.
Let finish up the day.
On the way back to her house we stopped at Wawa for milkshakes. We worked hard so why not treat ourselves with a little reward. The small things in life are always the best. Especially the sweet drinkable desserts. Yum!
Back at her house we unloaded everything and as the kids went into the basement to hangout she and I stepped outside. For 10 minutes we sat on the porch talking about the future of her business. I have faith it will work out but she is the ‘doubt’ phase. I am not confident that her feeling will pass once everything is up and running itself. It also got me thinking about my own business.
I envy her will to grow as a business owner and question my own ability. Am I meant to run a business or meant to work for someone the rest of my life? I tell myself I need to work harder at it but yet I have not begun to. I really need to think about my future more and truly learn how to prioritize.