So, I burned my bottom lip badly.
How did I do that, you ask?
Well... I have two words for you my friends: Cherry Tomato.
I made a really delicious roasted chicken dish on Sunday and I added fresh cherry tomatoes while it was cooking. I thought I had pierced them all prior to cooking so that they'd ooze and make the sauces all juicy. Well, clearly I missed one and my fork didn't really pierce it enough so when I bit down....OUCH. I have never, ever burned my lip before. I almost look like I've been punched in the lip. Thank God for good lip gloss that can distract from it. But yikes does it hurt at times. Even a good bottle of wine can't take the discomfort from it...
I helped Princess Petunia with her math homework tonight. Funny, she's in third grade and had a minor stumbling block in the same arena as my Son did in 3rd grade: Regrouping, aka Cancelling & Borrowing. I had made him a "cheat sheet" to reference on how to remember to do it while he was in school so he wouldn't feel embarrassed asking for help; he needed it for about a day until it really clicked. Petunia, picked it up immediately. Both kids are pretty great in math, which is something that I never really have been good at. Truth be told, I was afraid of it -- it's something that doesn't come natural to me and so it intimidated me abit. Especially since when I was younger there was still that stigma that "girls aren't good in math...." and so my teachers may have perpetuated that a bit which didn't make me feel any better about my shortcoming. So, I avoided it most of my life when I could. Hard to believe that I'm in retail where it's ALL about numbers. And yet the funny thing is - I get it now. It's not so scary or intimidating, it's pretty much straight forward. I guess I really have grown up....
Friday is my 3 year anniversary of the store opening. I can hardly believe it's been that long already. It seems like only yesterday I was planning and waiting and hoping and planning... I've got a huge celebratory tasting happening on Thursday, to say "thank you" to my customers. I'm hoping for a good turnout; the weather looks promising and while there are a lot of other events going on in town that night - I'm cautiously optomistic that free wine and food will inspire good attendance.
I can't believe the Dalai Lama was in Medford today and I didn't know about it!! See what happens when you're off your yoga mat for far too long. I'm hopeful I'll get back to it soon... but I wouldn't say I'm optomistic...not even cautiously.