Not open yet, but getting so much closer that we can finally smell it!
Wonderful friends are stopping by to help . . .
Furniture is getting put together and sorted . . .
I tested out the new tea pots with the new tea sieves—I think they’ll be fine.
I’ve made loads of bread, trying to find the right balance . . .
And then there has been the woodworking, which never ceases to be amazing (when it actually becomes something). It is way beyond my knowledge and skills, yet I LOVE doing it.
Hope every one has a wonderful St Patrick’s Day tomorrow!
From reports on Rome to winter dance performances, January was truly a jumble of fullness. I’ve been working on vegan recipes to add to our menu so there has been a bit of a scramble in the kitchen too. So far I feel confident in a new chocolate mousse made with coconut milk and deep, dark chocolate. I think the vegan crowd will consider it acceptable. I am now onto more savory options. As much as I eat meat, when I go out to dinner I notice I rarely will choose a meat option unless I trust where the meat is coming from and feel comfortable with how clean the kitchen is that it will be prepared in. We will only be serving the most amazing meats, and our kitchen will be kept very clean, but I really do feel we need more vegan and vegetarian options. My husband keeps mentioning it as well. So right now that is on my mind, along with OLCC licensing paperwork, the bar top order (more on that next post) and all the little things that fall in-between.
Even though we are still a good month out, spring has been peeking its bright head around the corner, and as you can see I have a stack of books that would make a bookworm proud. Though my ability to read through it may make them cringe, but hey there is no deadline . . .
Hope everyone is well! Happy February!
Goodness gracious, what a couple weeks. There is no one place I am supposed to be, no one thing I am supposed to be doing. Instead, I am balancing two hundred tiny—some big—things that all need to happen soon. . . There has been so much fun too! We had a visit from one of my best friend’s daughters, who is almost like a niece and her best friend. I love showing people Portland. It’s such a fun city, that is still sweet and remotely humble; although I don’t know how long that will last. It’s growing a mile a minute!
I’ve managed to fit in walks with my oldest; he prefers cold, rainy-day walks, and most of the time so do I. . .
And then of course there is pre-restaurant work. Silly little things like pealing off the old tenant’s lettering on the door. . .
To more dramatic things like painting with the Paiku dudes . . .
Lastly, back at home, the fury family members never cease to be hilarious. I have way too many pictures on my phone of one snorty creature or another. . .
Happy mid-January to everyone!