Through the ramblings of the past 25 entries, I have been hoping to convey a few messages to you. It’s my hope that first and foremost you get something out of these for yourself. Maybe it’s determination, maybe it’s clarity, or maybe it is just knowing what not to do as you make your own paths in life. But, it should be a learning. I also hope that you are mildly entertained by my odd jokes here and there and at least end with a smile..
I will highlight today in bullet points … it’s been quite a day
1. They came and painted crosswalk lines last night so now we should be able to get tables on the balcony. What a surprise!!! I am so happy and proud to say the mayor of Inca is a man of his word and when he takes action, things get done fast… I look forward to shaking his hand and thanking him personally!
2. Around 4pm a couple came in from Germany after driving by and seeing the word vegan in the window. We wound up having a really long conversation and it turns out i was already Facebook friends with the guy. They are activists and run an organIzation full time as activists. Really super nice couple and a true pleasure meeting them. I even explained my perspective on figs and by the end they now removed them from their diet… awesome…
3. I started a new batch of croissants today and ut oh, they look horrible. While proving they looked just normal like any other time but five minutes in to the bake they turned to a mushy mess. I have NO idea what happened but I am a) ashamed of them, and b) worried what tomorrow’s batch will look like. I had some serious problems with the butter and it could be that it went through the dough. If that happens this could explain the results. Because they are money to me, we will still sell them, but for less money and we will call them “ugly croissants”.. es vida
4. While waiting on the croissants another couple was driving by and saw vegan so they came in. Super awesome couple, one from Mallorca and the other from my home state of New Jersey .. we had a lot of laughs for sure and I look forward to seeing them both again soon.
And on a note about my last post (day 25)…. I think I gave the wrong impression. I am a very honest and very open person. I do not know how to filter my words when expressing my life so I just say what’s on my mind. To me, that is a quality… but many of you gave some great ideas about raising money and one of you talked about a go fund me page … I had this idea before and thought it is a good one, but I am not really a person to ask for money from others .. in the bakery it’s very difficult because I want to give everything for free to everyone .. now that’s a concept for the future !!!
I mention this because I really am not against the idea of raising money like this but what is extremely important to me, is that you understand it would not be so I can just take money from my friends, I actually would prefer that my friends just shared it on other pages so people I do not know may be interested which could ease my guilt some .. and of course I am not looking for a handout …
So if I do it, I would offer things in return, a T-shirt, or a bowl scraper which is personalized for the bakery, or maybe even a pay it forward coffee and croissant for someone to buy for another person coming in to the bakery. How nice would that be?
I would like your input about this. Four years ago I asked you for money to donate to my friend in Nepal who’s family suffered greatly from the earthquakes and you were all extremely generous, but this is different , it’s for me and that just feels weird ..
Ok.. thank you for reading this far, I do not have any Easter eggs for you (computer programmers will know what that means – if you do, comment below) … just a thank you for being so amazing and for taking the time to read my words