Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Golden Glove Awards and the week from hell...


The week before last was definitely one to remember...and not necessarily in a good way. It began on Monday, coming in to find the esspresso machine was only working at half power, the credit card machine was not sending, the oven door had broken and the deli case had gone down in the night packed to the gills with chocolate mousse, lemon bars, brownies and lots of other desserts. All of it had to be thrown away (the case had been a relic from our old days and we hoped to get one more summer out of it, but sadly, no.). To top it all off we were cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (delivered and set-up) for 38 people as a special catering project we had decided to take on months before (when things were kinda slow). As the old saying goes, when it rains it pours and the week continued to offer a few more awful suprises...The sweet little preschool run by our own 'Miss Red' was displaced by a terrible fire and one of our own young friends (and off and on employee) was diagnosed with a life threatening illness...it really felt like it wasn't going to stop. We had one thing to look forward to, though, and that was last sunday's Golden Glove Awards. To help cheer us all up 'Sister' Kate masterminded the event and with much help from Red put on an award show to beat them all. They set up the yard with tables covered in cloths and flowers and laid out a fireweed red carpet...we even had podium and a microphone! Brianna showed up in a platimun wig and everyone donned their finest duds. Natalia brought us a beautiful spread of wood fired pizza from Finn's and we toasted each other with Vouve Cliquot (Thanks Michael!!!!). The presentation was hilarious as we were each honored for our summer performances matched up to appropriate movie titles. I'll publish the list as soon as I can find it...but the most important thing I hope everyone got out of it (besides a hangover), is that no matter how many times the grease trap blows up in the middle of lunch, or the toilet backs up on a busy sunday...We ARE ALL WINNERS!

2 comments:

Carey James said...

You guys rock - thank you for persevering through it all so that the rest of us can have a moment or two of care, comfort and caffeine.

chefchipdes said...

Oh wow! I don't think it's possible to have that many things go wrong in such a short period of time! It's good to see you have an insouciant attitude about it, though.