Wow It’s Happening!
Wow it’s happening! Book release day is just around the corner and I’ve heard from some that they have received theirs from QVC already and that they love what they are seeing! Now, this doesn’t mean that I’m sitting back and resting on my laurels…you know the blue ones and the green best of show ribbons from the county fair. But, time feels like it is speeding up mightily and I’m trying my best to keep my center—keeping that and connected to my family are more important to me than anything. I’m doing my best to get to bed by 11pm every night hoping for seven and sometimes eight hours of rest and when I can convince Mr Fez he doesn’t need to sleep right on my feet or meow at the door to go at at three in the morning I seem to be getting it. Gretapie has her own bed at the foot of mine and most of the time sleeps through it all. What a girl!
Last weekend I got to meet Simran Sethi who had come to Tucson just to take a pie making workshop from me at Hacienda Del Sol. She had sent me a copy of her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love a few weeks in advance and I loved it so much that when I went out to the Hoh River for a few days, I took it with me and would read snippets of it out loud to my host. Simran’s work has taken her all over the world as she researches and writes about food, sustainability, and social change. I would put her in the small group of people who I think of as heroes. She is an amazing woman and if you are interested in reading…I mean really reading…about foods that we are losing, get her book. She is an exceptional writer and this is an important topic.
That night when I got home to Pie Cottage, Gretapie was pretty tired from the ten mile hike she had gone on with my son and friends. Ten miles for you and me, would be more like fifteen miles or more for my sweet 4-legged beauty. She greeted me with a wag of the tail and then collapsed on her bed.
Yesterday I attended the wedding of one of my piano students from years ago. It is truly a blessing to see someone I have known for nearly 25 years grow into such a beautiful, elegant, gracious, talented and happy woman.
And today? Well, so far I have had an interview with the Executive Lifestyle Editor for Cosmopolitan. Can you believe that? I was interviewed by Cosmo and the article is already up online. I worked on an article for another publication coming up which had me going back to old recipes and tweaking them further with some alternative ingredients. More on all of that if and when it posts. Next I’ll make a couple of pies for two women who are coming to visit Pie Cottage tomorrow. One I know and one I look forward to meeting.
And, I’m really hoping that the rains will set in so that soil will soften up enough that I can dig up some of the new garden beds at least enough so that I can get the garlic planted and some new tulip bulbs tucked in.
Many blessings to you all.